Keith Emerson the keyboardist for the quintessential “prog rock” band EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER has died at the age of 71

With Keith Emerson on keyboards , organ and moog synthesizer ELP  forged a sound that was unique and would  lead the way in what would become the genre of “Prog Rock”.  In the 70’s these guys were huge.


Drummer Carl Palmer released a statement


“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson. Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come,” Palmer wrote. “He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz. I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith.”

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