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41 Years Ago – Keith Emerson Injures Hands at ELP Concert

Keith Emerson
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The progressive-rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer were never really notable for their restraint, either in the complexity and execution of their music or in their over-the-top live shows. Keyboardist Keith Emerson was a particularly flamboyant live performer, but his onstage antics could have cost him his career on Feb. 2, 1973, when he injured his hands in an accident involving pyrotechnics.

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40 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake & Palmer Release ‘Brain Salad Surgery’

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Norman Quicke, Getty Images

'Brain Salad Surgery' was Emerson, Lake & Palmer's last great album, a final moment of collaborative pomp before the group began to fragment into three separate entities.

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35 Years Ago: Emerson Lake and Palmer Release ‘Love Beach’

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, 'Love Beach'
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As the end of the '70s neared, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer found themselves at a commercial and creative crossroads. Worn out from years of touring and increasingly at odds with one another over which direction their music should take, they needed a break to regroup. Unfortunately, their record company had other plans for the trio.

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Top 10 Greg Lake Songs

Greg Lake
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Greg Lake's co-founding participation in a pair of seminal progressive rock bands provides more than enough material for a lifetime of musical intrigue -- to say nothing of a kick-ass Top 10 List.

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John Lennon Vs. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

John Lennon Vs. Emerson Lake & Palmer
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When John Lennon launched his solo career in the early '70s, he consciously created music that was simple, candid and free of the psychedelic frills he had explored with in the Beatles.

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Volkswagen Passat Commercial – What’s the Song?

Volkswagen
Volkswagen

The new Volkswagen Passat commercial features the Emerson, Lake & Palmer song 'Lucky Man,' from their 1970 self-titled debut.

If you are lucky enough to have a lot to protect, this new ad campaign contends that the Volkswagen Passat is the car for you. The s

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Carl Palmer Says Failed 2010 Show Killed Chances for Larger ELP Reunion

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Fans searching for an answer as to why Emerson, Lake and Palmer are unlikely to ever play again need only listen to their final reunion performance, drummer Carl Palmer says. For him, their set at 2010's High Voltage Festival was simply not up to the group's lofty standards -- despite a lengthy acclimation period beforehand.

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Greg Lake on ‘Songs of a Lifetime,’ the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Why ELP Will Not Reunite

Greg Lake
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Greg Lake scarcely needs a big introduction to classic rock fans. A founding member of not one, but two of the most influential progressive rock bands of all time -- King Crimson and ELP -- the British singer-songwriter has fused his acoustic folk roots with an adventurous musical approach that has resulted in classics like '21st Century Schizoid Man,' 'In the Court of the Crimson King,' 'Lucky Man,' 'From the Beginning' and more.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Announce Record Store Day Exclusive Box Set

Emerson Lake Palmer First Five

 

This year's Record Store Day (April 20) is shaping up to be a classic rock extravaganza (emphasis on 'extra'): From Cream's triple-vinyl live set to David Bowie's string of singles to Paul McCartney's live EP, some of rock's most legendary acts are digging deep into their respective vaults and unleashing goodies.

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Top 10 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Songs

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
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Prog-rock was never an easy sell to mainstream audiences. Something about 23-minute songs that go on and on and on about celestial gods never quite caught on with Top 40 fans. But somehow Emerson, Lake & Palmer managed to

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