ELP Keith Emerson Dies

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Keith Emerson, co-founding member of classic rock band, Emerson Lake and Palmer has died. He was 71.

Emerson’s bandmate Carl Palmer’s rep confirmed his passing last night in Santa Monica, Calif.

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“Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come,” Palmer said. “He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz.” h/t ultimateclassicrock

Emerson Lake and Palmer hadn’t performed together since 2010, when they staged a 40th anniversary reunion at the High Voltage Festival in London. Their most recent studio effort was 1994’s In the Hot Seat. Since, Emerson has regularly collaborated with Marc Bonilla.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Emerson’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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