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Artist News: Keith Emerson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer Keyboardist, Dead At 71

Posted on Friday, March 11 @ 19:25:15 UTC by admin

Keith Emerson @ NEARFest 2006; photo: Stephanie SollowSad news being reported today of the passing of Keith Emerson. Rolling Stone published the news on their website, which can be found here. In it, Carl Palmer aptly notes, "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," Carl Palmer says of ELP bandmate.

While I (Steph) never saw ELP live, I did have the opportunity to see Keith Emerson and his band perform live when he headlined NEARFest 2006. He and the whole band gave a great performance. Not to make this about me - it ain't - but you can read my review of NF here.

[Photo: Keith Emerson @ NEARFest 2006 © Stephanie Sollow]

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