Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

 

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. They were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s[1][2] with a musical sound including adaptations of classical music with jazz and symphonic rock elements, dominated by Emerson's flamboyant use of the Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, and piano (although Lake wrote several acoustic songs for the group).[3]

After forming in early 1970, the band came to prominence following their performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970. In their first year, the group signed with Atlantic Records and released Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) and Tarkus (1971), both of which reached the UK top five. The band's success continued with Pictures at an Exhibition (1971), Trilogy (1972), and Brain Salad Surgery (1973). After a three-year break, Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Works Volume 1 (1977) and Works Volume 2 (1977) which began their decline in popularity. After Love Beach (1978), the group disbanded in 1979.

The band reformed partially in the 1980s with Emerson, Lake & Powell featuring Cozy Powell in place of Palmer, and 3, with Robert Berry in place of Lake. In 1991, the original trio reformed and released two more albums, Black Moon (1992) and In the Hot Seat (1994), and toured at various times between 1992 and 1998. Their final performance took place in 2010 at the High Voltage Festival in London to commemorate the band's fortieth anniversary, before Emerson's death in 2016 marked the end of the group.[4][5]

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Highlights10

Brain Salad Surgery
 
Brain Salad Surgery is the fourth studio album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1973 and the first under their Manticore Records imprint.
Lucky Man
 
"Lucky Man" is a song by the English progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer, from the group's 1970 self-titled debut album.
Pictures at an Exhibition
 
Pictures at an Exhibition is a live album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 as a live album and re-released in 2001 as a remastered edition including both live and studio versions of Modest Mussorgsky's classical piece Pictures at an Exhibition.
Fanfare for the Common Man
 
"Fanfare for the Common Man" is a song by the English progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), from the group's 1977 Works Volume I album.

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Popular Albums17

Album Appearances & References1

Popular Live Albums5

Popular Songs8

Song Appearances & References8

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Other Music-Related Relationships14

Events4

Popular Band Members3

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Spotify - Albums95

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer found dead aged 71
ITV  –  March 12, 2016
Keith Emerson, one of the founding members of progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, has been found dead aged 71. The keyboardist was known as one of the most experimental and successful musicians of his era, with most of the band's work being ...
Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Dies of Possible Suicide at 71: Police
ktla.com  –  March 12, 2016
Keyboardist Keith Emerson, a founding member of influential progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, has died, according to the band’s official Facebook page. Emerson died Thursday night in his home in Santa Monica, California, at age 71 ...
Keith Emerson of rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer dead at 71
Q 13 Fox  –  March 11, 2016
LOS ANGELES — Keith Emerson, keyboardist for influential progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, has died, according to the band’s official Facebook page. Emerson died Thursday night in his home in Santa Monica, California, at age 71, the ...
Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer dead at 71
CNN  –  March 11, 2016
(CNN)Keyboardist Keith Emerson, a founding member of influential progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, has died, according to the band's official Facebook page.
Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer dead at 71
Mashable  –  March 11, 2016
Keith Emerson, the renowned keyboardist of British prog-rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died early Friday morning. He was 71. The band confirmed the news on its Facebook page. Police tell Mashable that Emerson's girlfriend found Emerson dead in their ...
Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer dies at 71
Abruzzo Tv News  –  March 13, 2016
Emerson first tasted success in The Nice, a musical group with rock, classical and jazz influences, but he rose to global stardom as a member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer in the 1970s, when they emerged as a leading force in the progressive rock genre.