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England, United Kingdom (1970 – 1979, 1991 – 1998, 2010 – 2010)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, were an English supergroup which was formed in 1970 in England, United Kingdom. They found success in the 1970s and have sold over forty million albums and headlined large stadium concerts. The band consists of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). They are one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands.

The ELP sound is dominated by the Hammond organ and Moog synthesizer of the flamboyant Emerson. The band’s compositions are heavily influenced by classical music in addition to jazz and – at least in their early years – hard rock. Many of their pieces are arrangements of, or contain quotations from, classical music, and they can be said to fit into the sub-genre of symphonic rock. However, Lake ensured that their albums contained a regular stream of simple, accessible acoustic ballads, many of which received heavy radio airplay. Lake, besides providing vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar and lyrics, also produced the band’s first five albums.

On two occasions in 1969, The Nice (with Keith Emerson on keyboards) and King Crimson (with Greg Lake on vocals and bass) shared the same venue, first on 10th August 1969 at the 9th Jazz and Blues Pop Festival in Plumpton, England, and on 17th October 1969 at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. After playing at a few of the same concerts, Emerson and Lake tried working together and found their styles to be not only compatible but complementary.

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  • SoundscapeMN

    hey, for the Kevin Gilbert fans who may come here (Kevin worked with Keith Emerson on Keith's"Changing States" album), Kevin's 1st solo record "THUD" could be coming out on VINYL.! Please make a comment (for those who have Facebook) in this Post if you are interested. https://www.facebook.com/kevingilbertofficial/photos/a.240786302798926.1073741842.224649184412638/240785206132369/?type=1

    10 Jul 12:33am Reply
  • xenoprime

    HaHaHaYoureDead, твоё аргументированное мнение очень многого стоит.

    2 Jul 11:07am Reply
  • metalanarchist6

    Great band. I didn't appreciate them so much when I was younger. This is my favorite ELP song.

    12 Jun 5:48pm Reply
  • nikitagoodness

    the most creative, inspiring, the brightest music on Earth

    28 May 12:05am Reply
  • Edengeist

    Cannot hold a candle up to acts like Yes at their prime.

    27 May 11:08am Reply
  • RockCake29

    The one and only progrock "superband". Trilogy and Tarkus are ones to go down in the history-books.

    21 May 12:20am Reply
  • Corky_Bucek

    The Return Of The Manticore <3

    8 May 10:37pm Reply
  • bigua94

    mattmacneil: your reply shows clearly your progression - now you have 23 years and still idiot. Any argument about age doesn't make you more mature or intelligent.

    16 Mar 3:37am Reply
  • Flight123

    Next to Rush? Sorry, ELP are way above!

    12 Mar 3:28pm Reply
  • bigua94

    They are the perfect definition of an successful band. Fine and solid materials from first to last, each album has its own essence. I can clearly put them next to Rush.

    1 Mar 2:09am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    говно, лучше бы кроме концертников вообще ничего не выпускали на альбоме

    12 Feb 4:02pm Reply
  • ricz_dm

    Carl Palmer is a fucking beast! Damn i love this band!

    8 Feb 7:33am Reply
  • acgsf

    O melhor! e eu gosto:))

    14 Jan 11:20pm Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    @bloody72, Cześć! :-))

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MetalForOne-1

    Carl Palmer what a great drummer!!!

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jamado87

    Perfect music for smoke weed and listen to very relaxed.

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • FUWWWAIIII

    v Cream is better :P

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Best supergroup or is cream better?

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • tricksiebzehn

    Tracks like Jeremy Bender, Benny The Bouncer and Are You Ready Eddy? are a reason I always avoided ELP as a Prog Rock Fan and why they have no Album that can be titled as masterpiece in my opinion. They recorded some good stuff though.

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
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