Keith Emerson

Progressive rock, Musical Artist

1944 –

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Who is Keith Emerson?

Keith Noel Emerson, is an English keyboardist and composer. He was formerly a member of the Keith Emerson Trio, John Brown's Bodies, The T-Bones, The V.I.P.'s, P.P. Arnold's backing band, The Nice, and in 1970 a founder of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, one of the early supergroups. Following the break-up of ELP, circa 1979, Emerson had modest success with Emerson, Lake & Powell in the 1980s as well as with 3, with the album To the Power of Three. ELP reunited during the early 1990s, releasing the album Black Moon. Emerson also reunited The Nice in 2002 for a tour. His latest album, Keith Emerson Band featuring Marc Bonilla, was released in 2008.

Along with contemporaries Richard Wright of Pink Floyd, Tony Banks of Genesis, Billy Ritchie of Clouds, Rick Wakeman of Yes, and Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Emerson is widely regarded as one of the top keyboard players of the progressive rock era. Allmusic refers to Emerson as "perhaps the greatest, most technically accomplished keyboardist in rock history".

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Born
Nov 2, 1944
Todmorden
Also known as
  • Keith Palmer Emerson
  • Keith Noel Emerson
  • Emerson
  • Kîsu Emâson
  • The Nice
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer
  • Emerson Lake and Palmer
  • Emo
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • English people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Todmorden

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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