I know I'm late, but Rest in Peace Keith. I remember the first time I listened to Tarkus (on my Dad's old vinyl copy), I spent the next day in piano class fooling around on a keyboard trying to come up with something remotely similar. You were a big influence, Mr. Emerson. I hope you finally found the rest you never found in this life.
I saw ELP in 1972 in Montreal. The finale was Lucky Man which was performed with Emerson secured to his organ overhead and rotated rotisserie-style at the organ piece. Probably the most amazing piece of any concert I had seen. We are running out of the music legends. RIP sorry you had to go.
"Rejoice! Glory is ours!
Our young men have not died in vain,
Their graves need no flowers
The tapes have recorded their names."
Not enough words for my sorrow. The greatest part of my life. See You soon, Keith, forever alive!
From Russia, with Love.
Currently playing random ELP songs in tribute to the late Keith Emerson - thought it would make me feel better, but it's just emphasising the greatness we've lost. RIP Keith Emerson - gone but not forgotten.
✟ "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson," Carl Palmer said on his website. "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 humor, 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." ✟