Keith Emerson founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer dies 71

Emerson, Lake & Palmer confirmed the death of Keith Emerson (1994 – 2016) “We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, aged 71. We ask that the family’s privacy and grief be respected.”

The founder and member and keyboardist of  Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died on Friday (11th March 2016).

Carl Palmer wrote in a statement on facebook: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, KEITH EMERSON. 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. He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz. I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith.

When Keith Emerson was a teenager he discovered Hammond and Moog, he became the greatest keyboardists of his time, He was a member of the Nice, before he found  Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, which was found or rather formed in 1970.