Keith Emerson

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by Keith Emerson

Biography

2 November 1944, Todmorden, Lancashire, England. Organist Emerson was briefly associated with several British club R&B attractions prior to joining soul singer P.P. Arnold’s backing band in 1967. Known as the Nice, this unit later embarked on an independent career and quickly established itself as a leading progressive rock act. Emerson’s keyboard dexterity and showmanship - he used knives to sustain notes during lengthy improvisations - was undoubtedly their focal point, a... Read more

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progressive rock
classic rock
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progressive
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