This man made keyboards do things many had never thought of doing. He is the leg…
Written by megarock on November 5, 2017
This man made keyboards do things many had never thought of doing. He is the legendary Keith Emerson and if he was still with us, he would have had 73 candles on his birthday cake today.
From his work with Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The Nice and others he led a movement in progressive Rock. When Hammond Organ USA began their “Hall of Fame” a couple of years ago, Keith was the very first person to be inducted.
We try not to say any one person was the ‘greatest’ at any instrument, but we will say if Keith isn’t in your top 3 keyboardist, you never heard him play.
Keith took his own life on March 11th of last year. He was 71 years old.
Happy Birthday Mr. Emerson. You opened so many peoples eyes and minds. RIP.