RIP Keith Emerson

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RIP

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Sad news, rest in peace.

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sorry to read this.
Keith Emerson was a GIANT of rock'n'roll.
for at least a few years in the early 70's ELP were certainly one of the biggest bands in the world. probably sold albums and had concert attendance that would equal or surpass Zeppelin, the Stones and others in those years.
but importantly Emerson raised the bar on the level of musicianship and showmanship in the world of rock'n'roll.

i read somewhere that apparently when Emerson and Lake were first getting together they tried to contact Hendrix and wanted to play with him. one can only imagine what might have come of that kind of musical experiment.
 

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Oh man this is very sad. I am a huge ELP...He was an amazing keyboardist, and songwriter and absolute showman. Everythime I caught them, he was on fire.

How sad...If he had more control over ELP, they would've had a much stellar career, instead Greg Lake gave us some great, and not so great songs.

I was hoping to see them one more time...I'll be Praying For Him
 

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First saw him in the early 70's on tv for the California Jam. He had the spinning keyboard and stool and was playing while spinning around.
 

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This is a very sad thing. Nancy Reagan then this! What a week.
RIP Keith!
 

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One of the most influential musicians to my younger self back in the 70's in the way genres could be bended and blended into something wonderful...

RIP
 

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Late night radio, WVBR FM (Cornell University) was a student run station that played all the stuff you didn't hear anywhere else. ELP was a favorite of theirs, along with Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, and a plethora of others.
RIP Brother.
 

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLS0Med0s6E&sns=em[/ame]


"Karn Evil 9"

[Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 1]

Cold and misty morning, I heard a warning borne in the air
About an age of power where no one had an hour to spare,
Where the seeds have withered, silent children shivered, in the cold
Now their faces captured in the lenses of the jackals for gold.
I'll be there
I'll be there
I will be there.

Suffering in silence, they've all been betrayed.
They hurt them and they beat them, in a terrible way.
Praying for survival at the end of the day.
There is no compassion for those who stay.
I'll be there
I'll be there
I will be there

There must be someone who can set them free:
To take their sorrow from this odyssey
To help the helpless and the refugee
To protect what's left of humanity.
Can't you see
Can't you see
Can't you see

I'll be there
I'll be there
I will be there;

To heal their sorrow
To beg and borrow
Fight tomorrow.

---

Step inside! Hello! We've a most amazing show
You'll enjoy it all we know
Step inside! Step inside!

We've got thrills and shocks, supersonic fighting cocks.
Leave your hammers at the box
Come inside! Come inside!

Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
See the show!

Left behind the bars, rows of Bishops' heads in jars
And a bomb inside a car
Spectacular! Spectacular!

If you follow me there's a speciality
Some tears for you to see
Misery, misery,

Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
See the show!

Next upon the bill in our House of Vaudeville
We've a stripper in a till
What a thrill! What a thrill!

And not content with that,
With our hands behind our backs,
We pull Jesus from a hat,
Get into that! Get into that!

Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
See the show!

[Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2]

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside
There behind a glass stands a real blade of grass
Be careful as you pass, move along, move along

Come inside, the show's about to start
Guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you'll get your money's worth
Greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth
You've got to see the show, it's a dynamo
You've got to see the show, it's rock and roll, oh

Right before your eyes we pull laughter from the skies
And he laughs until he cries, then he dies, then he dies

Come inside, the show's about to start
Guaranteed to blow your head apart
You've got to see the show, it's a dynamo
You've got to see the show, it's rock and roll, oh

Soon the Gypsy Queen in a glaze of vaseline
Will perform on guillotine, what a scene, what a scene
Next upon the stand will you please extend a hand
To Alexander's Ragtime Band, Dixieland, Dixieland

Roll up, roll up, roll up
See the show

Performing on a stool we've a sight to make you drool
Seven virgins and a mule, keep it cool, keep it cool
We would like it to be known the exhibits that were shown
Were exclusively our own, all our own, all our own

Come and see the show, come and see the show
Come and see the show
See the show

[Karn Evil 9 2nd Impression]

[instrumental]

[Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression]

Man alone, born of stone,
Will stamp the dust of time
His hands strike the flame of his soul;
Ties a rope to a tree and hangs the Universe
Until the winds of laughter blows cold.

Fear that rattles in men's ears
And rears its hideous head
Dread... Death... in the wind...

Man of steel pray and kneel
With fever's blazing torch
Thrust in the face of the night;
Draws a blade of compassion
Kissed by countless Kings
Whose jewelled trumpet words blind his sight.

Walls that no man thought would fall
The altars of the just
Crushed... Dust... in the wind...

No man yields who flies in my ship
Danger!
Let the bridge computer speak
Stranger!
Load your program. I am yourself.

No computer stands in my way
Only blood can cancel my pain
Guardians of a new clear dawn
Let the maps of war be drawn.

Rejoice! Glory is ours!
Our young men have not died in vain,
Their graves need no flowers
The tapes have recorded their names.

I am all there is!
Negative! Primitive! Limited! I let you live!
But I gave you life
What else could you do?
To do what was right
I'm perfect! Are you?






*computer







Lyrics by Pete Sinfield
 

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some of the best keys ever.. RIP Keith Emerson..:sadwave:
 

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i read somewhere that apparently when Emerson and Lake were first getting together they tried to contact Hendrix and wanted to play with him. one can only imagine what might have come of that kind of musical experiment.

H E L P
i always thought there was not alot of truth to that...but whatever

RIP E
 

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RIP Keith, what an awesome talent.

I'm going to listen to one of my favorites tonight, Pictures at an Exhibition.
 

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My two favourite recordings by Keith Emerson:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwl0Et7RdlM]The Nice with Sinfonia of London (Joseph Eger, conductor), Sibelius: Intermezzo from Karelia Suite[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dinKdVEOKo]The Nice, Tchaikovsky: Pathetique, Third Movement[/ame]

RIP.
 

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