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« : March 11, 2016, 01:53:39 PM »

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2016-03-11/keith-emerson-dead-at-71

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« #1 : March 11, 2016, 04:01:00 PM »

First gig I ever saw was ELP, in 1971 (or 1972?). A very bad one, maybe only Mike Bloomfield in Florence in 1980 was worse. I was barely a teenager then, I had just read on a magazine that the most important rock groups currently (1971) on the scene were ELP and C.S.N. & Y. I had never heard a note before by both of them. So I gave it a try. It seems that the singer of the band (Lake) had a cold that night in Rome  (confirmed in the documentary about that tour) but to me it made little difference as I always detested the so-called "progressive" rock.  But at the time I didn't know what it meant. The only thing I ever liked by Emerson was his rendition of Tim Hardin's "Hang on to a Dream", though the group he played it with was at best a little above amateurish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrCBWzhlCVM

Anyway, R.I.P.  

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Looked like Richard Boone, didn't he?


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« #3 : March 11, 2016, 04:13:22 PM »

The only thing I ever liked by Emerson was his rendition of Tim Hardin's "Hang on to a Dream", though the group he played it with was at best a little above amateurish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrCBWzhlCVM 
Thanks. I didn't know that, and I enjoyed it mightily.



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« #4 : March 12, 2016, 12:41:13 AM »

Thanks. I didn't know that, and I enjoyed it mightily.

If so, try also the two studio versions.

The short one (my favourite: the arrangement with the kids choir is spot on, though the lead vocals are among the worst ones ever committed to record):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLmDVDGnz4w

And the longer one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBHM_s0Ll1M

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« #5 : March 12, 2016, 01:28:13 AM »

It seems he took his own life. Sadder. :-\


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« #6 : December 08, 2016, 05:26:01 AM »

Today it was  Lake's turn.


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« #7 : December 08, 2016, 08:31:56 AM »

He doesn't rate his own thread?



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« #8 : December 08, 2016, 10:30:17 AM »

It was them who decided to respect the band's name order.


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