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    Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dead at 71

    My second favorite keyboardist/band back in the day, my favorite being Rick Wakeman/YES. My former bass player just texted me the news.
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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer keyboardist and co-founder dies in Santa Monica

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer keyboardist Keith Emerson has died at the age of 71.

    The news was confirmed by on the band's Facebook page and their official website.

    A statement reads: "We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, aged 71. We ask that the family's privacy and grief be respected."

    Bandmate Carl Palmer adds: "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. 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 humour, 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."

    The keyboardist was born on November 2, 1944, and played with the Keith Emerson Trio, John Brown's Bodies, The T-Bones, The V.I.P.'s and PP Arnold's backing band The Nice, before co-founding supergroup ELP in 1970 with singer and guitarist Greg Lake and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.

    They released the studio albums Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Tarkus, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Works Volume 1 and 2, and Love Beach between their formation and 1978, along with live record Pictures At An Exhibition.

    They split in 1979, coming back together in 1991, releasing Black Moon in 1992 and In The Hot Seat in 1994.

    Emerson also carved out a successful solo career and worked on a variety of film soundtracks.

    He was due to tour Japan next month.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    My second favorite keyboardist/band back in the day, my favorite being Rick Wakeman/YES. My former bass player just texted me the news.
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    Ditto.

    Got to see them both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GodismyJudge View Post
    Ditto.

    Got to see them both.
    Yep. Actually saw YES twice, once at Ga Tech Colosseum with Wakeman probably around '71 or '72, and then at the Omni around '74 or so. Wakeman had quit and was replaced by Patrick Moraz.

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    Loved EL&P. Well, it seems that so many are going now. I guess it's that time. They are up there in years......

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatchyUsername View Post
    Loved EL&P. Well, it seems that so many are going now. I guess it's that time. They are up there in years......
    Chris Squire, the bass player for YES died a few months ago. I can't remember if I posted about that or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Chris Squire, the bass player for YES died a few months ago. I can't remember if I posted about that or not.
    Yeah, I read about that as well. I am not sure if it was posted here....I don't think it was. I could be wrong, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Yep. Actually saw YES twice, once at Ga Tech Colosseum with Wakeman probably around '71 or '72, and then at the Omni around '74 or so. Wakeman had quit and was replaced by Patrick Moraz.
    Saw them both in the late 70's - early 80's.

    Saw ELP at small college arena and then saw Yes "In The Round" - Wakeman reunion tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GodismyJudge View Post
    Saw them both in the late 70's - early 80's.

    Saw ELP at small college arena and then saw Yes "In The Round" - Wakeman reunion tour.
    There is one in the round tour on Youtube where it's all the iterations of YES all together. With original keyboardist Tony K along with Wakeman, both Bill Bruford and Alan White on drums and Steve Howe and Trevor Raybin on guitar.

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    Just saw this:

    TMZ reported that police found Emerson with a single gunshot wound to the head, though they could not confirm that Emerson died by suicide.

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...#ixzz42emqUYIj

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