Access from your Country was disabled by the administrator. Do You Intro: Excerpt From “Fanfare For The Common Man” – The Rolling Stones – Love You Live I Really Care? He played keyboards in a number of bands before finding his first commercial success with the Nice in the late 1960s.

Powell and 3 to carry on in the style of ELP. During the 2000s, Emerson resumed his solo career, including touring with his own Keith Emerson Band and collaborating with several orchestras. He reunited with ELP bandmate Greg Lake in 2010 for a duo tour, culminating in a one-off ELP reunion show in London to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary. Emerson’s last album, The Three Fates Project, was released in 2012. Emerson is widely regarded as one of the top keyboard players of the progressive rock era. Emerson was born on 2 November 1944 in Todmorden, Yorkshire, his family having been evacuated there from southern England during the Second World War. Although Emerson did not own a record player, he enjoyed listening to music on the radio, particularly Floyd Cramer’s 1961 slip note-style “On the Rebound” and the work of Dudley Moore.

Emerson acquired his first Hammond organ, an L-100 model, at the age of 15 or 16, on hire purchase. In 1967, Emerson formed the Nice with Lee Jackson, David O’List and Ian Hague, to back soul singer P. To increase the visual interest of his show, Emerson would abuse his Hammond L-100 organ by, among other things, hitting it, beating it with a whip, pushing it over, riding it across the stage like a horse, playing with it lying on top of him, and wedging knives into the keyboard. Emerson became well known for his work with the Nice.