The legendary rock keyboardist for Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Keith Emerson, has died at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., Rolling Stone magazine reports. He was 71.
The band confirmed Emerson’s death on its Facebook page. The cause of death was not announced.
“After discovering the Hammond and Moog in his teenage years, Emerson grew into one of the greatest keyboardists of his generation, first as a member of the Nice before founding the prog supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer,” Rolling Stone reports. “ELP formed in 1970 after Emerson, guitarist Greg Lake (formerly of King Crimson) and drummer Carl Palmer, a veteran of the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, joined together for a project that would better showcase their musicianship.”
Here’s a sample of Emerson’s playing …