I am cheating a little on today’s Blogmas post; however, since this covers both the challenge and a tribute, I think I can get away with it 😉
“I Believe in Father Christmas” is a great Christmas song and Terry provides a wonderful tribute to Greg Lake who passed away this past week.
December – a popular holiday song this time of year – I Believe In Father Christmas by Greg Lake
Lake says that he does believe in Father Christmas (known in America as Santa Claus), and says of the holiday and his inspiration for the song: “For me as a child, it was the visual image of peace on earth and goodwill toward men.
Interesting facts about I Believe In Father Christmas & Greg Lake
Lake created the song in August, and was surprised when it started climbing the charts in December. Many people misinterpreted it as an anti-religious song, and he thought it wouldn’t go over well as a single.
Lake was the lead singer and guitarist for Emerson, Lake And Palmer. The group rarely released singles, and cracked the UK Top 40 just once, with “Fanfare For The Common Man” in 1977.
Pete Sinfield, who wrote lyrics for many…
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