|Keith Emerson, 71|
Today I found out that one of the musicians who made an impact on my life, Keith Emerson, had passed away. I have no words to describe his influence on my listening habits. He did more than just played keyboards, but composed and arraigned as well as being the ultimate keyboard showman. As each album of his, whether as the Nice or ELP, I was constantly blown away by the mastery of not only his talent but those he surrounded himself with as well. He constantly challenged me to widen my definitions of rock, classical, and even jazz music. I am sad at his passing.
Bruce Pilato, Carl Palmer's publicist released these words from Palmer:
|George Martin in the control room with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr|