RIP Keith Emerson

21 Comments on RIP Keith Emerson

  1. That sucks. One of the very first albums I bought with my own money was Pictures at an Exhibition. I was nine. I still have the album. He was a great talent. RIP.




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  2. RIP Keith. My favorite musician of all time. Just an amazing talent. Thanks for posting this Fanfare clip from Montreal….wonderful memories.




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  3. OH man, I hated to see he killed himself-God Speed Keith-he was amazing-what a super career-he seemed to always top himself with his latest-never stale.

    Nice selection Fur-I always liked that one.




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  4. Sorry to hear he’s gone. Great musician!

    I’m glad some of you like the ELP take on Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man but I can’t agree. Emerson should have called it something else, he missed the spirit and point completely. Not bad music, to be sure, but not Fanfare.




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  5. I must be getting older, I actually appreciate the long orchestral influenced pieces much more than I ever use too.

    It’s easy to take talent for granted, till it’s gone.

    Lucky Man




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  6. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.




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  7. @ Uncle Al

    TY for the info about Copeland. I knew nothing about him. I found it on You Tube. Star Gazer on his channel said: “This fanfare was written on request from Eugene Goossens, conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, in response to the US entry into the Second World War.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NjssV8UuVA .

    Oh how much I learn from you people! Thanks.




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  8. @Uncle Al. Thanks for pointing that out. I love Copland’s music, “Fanfare” is probably my favorite, but also Hoe-Down from Rodeo and Appalachian Spring. An American original.




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  9. XM’s Deep Track channel 27 is playing ELP’s Fanfare For The Common Man (I love Aaron Copland’s music) as I’m writing this. That song and Take A Pebble are my favorites. And just speaking it, Take A Pebble just came up at 4:15 PST. Great music!




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  10. i saw ELP two nights in a row in Chicago in ’77-’78. blew me away.

    somebody stole Keith’s organ between shows….it was returned.

    i also love Greg Lake’s voice




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  11. I saw ELP at The Aud in Buffalo, circa 76/77; 13 bucks for the ticket, and the seats were in the nose-bleed section. What a great concert…now Keith is gone, and so is The Aud.

    RIP

    I have most of the albums and still play them.




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  12. I loved the Tarkus album cover & the story inside as a kid. From time to time I’d break our some elp. I’ve listed to Tarkus four or five time in the last couple of weeks. Another sad loss.




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  13. Trilogy, Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery. Fun trippy albums. Emerson was a killer keyboard artist. Lot’s of great musicians dying off this sad year so far.




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  14. So sad Keith is gone. But glad to hear so many love Aaron Copeland’s music. I have loved it since I was a teenager. Two of my favorites, along with all those mentioned, are The Tender Land and the film score for The Heiress with Olivia DeHaviland. I watch that movie over and over just to hear the musical score.




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