Legendary Keyboardist Keith Emerson 1944 – 2016


One of the harshest years for the loss of legendary musicians continued today as English keyboardist and composer Keith Emerson has died. The news was revealed by his Emerson, Lake & Palmer bandmate Carl Palmer via a Facebook post from the drummer’s manager. According to the post, Keith Emerson passed away last night in Santa Monica at the age of 71.

Keith Emerson is best known for his run with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, one of the music world’s first true super groups and one of the ’70s most critically and commercially successful prog rock acts.

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