Time for Thorns

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Keith Emerson, R.I.P.

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If you’re old enough to remember the progressive-rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer,  you’ll be saddened to learn of the likely suicide of Keith Emerson,  a man of marvelous talent at  any keyboard.    He was a rare bird in the business because he never considered himself a rock star,  and did not wish to be one.    His interest was in playing and composing,  and he did both exceedingly well.

He was particularly fond of using  of Hammond organs and Moog synthesizers,  and he made them work for the group’s style.

UPDATE:  Apparently Emerson had some  nerve damage  in his right arm and hand which affected his ability to play to the level of perfection he expected of himself.

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Written by timeforthorns

March 13, 2016 at 11:55 pm

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