Written on January 1, 2010
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer were one of the first super-groups. Keith Emerson came from The Nice, Greg Lake came from King Crimson, and Carl Palmer came from Atomic Rooster. They are also one of the original progressive rock acts along with King Crimson, Yes, and Genesis. In the early and mid 70′s, they were immensely successful. To date, they have sold over 40 million albums worldwide, and “by the end of 1974, ELP were just about tied with Led Zeppelin as the highest grossing live band in the world” (Wikipedia).
Styles and Genres
Keith Emerson – Hammond organ, church organ, piano, celeste, Moog synthesizer
Greg Lake – Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, vocals
Carl Palmer – drums, percussion
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer has always gone by the acronym “ELP,” but what many people don’t know is they were almost going to be “HELP,” and guess who the “H” was… Hendrix! Hendrix liked what they were doing, and he was ready for a change, so an audition was set up with the prospect of Jimi taking over guitar and some vocal duties, but he died 26 days before the scheduled audition. Unfortunately, we never got to see “HELP,” but if we had, I can only imagine the potential.
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