Keith Emerson (1944-2016)

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer during rehearsals for the band's 'Works' tour, at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada, February 1977. photo Michael Putland

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada, February 1977. photo Michael Putland.

my notes from Facebook…

I’m just shocked as anyone else to hear of Keith Emerson’s passing. His music was part of my teenage years, lying between the stereo speakers in the middle of the band listening to The Barbarian, Trilogy, Tarkus, Brain Salad Surgery, Knife Edge. Keith had the most amazing sounding keyboards and the heaviest compositions.

I heard my hero play three times.* Once with ELP on the Works tour in Princeton after they dropped the orchestra, Emerson, Lake and Powell at the Meadowlands arena and about 10 years ago at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville with his band.

Rest easy Keith Emerson, your suffering is over.

 

  • edit: make that four times, I caught the Black Moon tour at the Garden State Arts Center.

 

 

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2 comments
  1. Sick photo! Wonder how long it took to set that up and get it calibrated. looks like it’s 20 degrees below zero. RIP Kieth!

  2. This wasn’t a rehearsal (who rehearses outdoors with all that snow!). It’s from the Video shoot for the “Fanfare for the Common Man” single. Nothing is switched on 🙂

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