Friday, March 11, 2016

Keith Emerson, R. I. P.

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer dead at 71: Keith Emerson, the renowned keyboardist of British prog-rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died Thursday. He was 71.

6 comments:

Don Coffin said...

As I said elsewhere, "When the hell did we all get old?"

Bill Crider said...

We?

Deb said...

2016 has been claiming musicians at a rapid pace: Bowie, Frey, Kantner. I'm sorry Emerson was so depressed that he took his own life, the Grim Reaper seems to have been doing his job without needing any assistance.

/RIP, Keith. I hope you've found some peace.

Bill Crider said...

You're absolutely right, Deb. The GR doesn't need any help. Stories like this one seem especially sad.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Just awful.

RIP

Howard said...

Damnit. I went to three of ELP's concerts at the Auditorium in Chicago. Probably they were my favorite band in 1971 and thereabouts. I remember Keith sticking the dagger in the keyboard, and also pulling the organ over on himself.

One time I remember them performing "Lucky Man" and Emerson screwed up the famous synthesizer solo.

This story really bums me out.