Emerson, Lake & Palmer – 40th Anniversary Reunion

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – 40th Anniversary Reunion

1 x 60′ – HD Concert

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (ELP) reformed for the first time since 1998 for their final show to headline the HIGH VOLTAGE FESTIVAL on Sunday July 25th 2010.

ELP, were an English progressive rock super group. Emerson Lake and Palmer, the band that was formed from King Crimson, The Nice and Atomic Rooster. They became the first true prog-rock Super Group and defined an era.

They found success in the 1970s and sold over forty million albums and headlined large stadium concerts – one of the largest at California Jam (Cal Jam) in 1974 was in front of 200,000 people.

The band consisted of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). They were one of the most commercially successful progressive rock bands and from the outset focused on combining classical pieces with rock music.

The legendary Rock Band reunited to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and headlined London’s first High Voltage Rock Festival. This was the historic moment when Emerson Lake and Palmer performed for the first time since 1998.

This spectacular performance with extravagant special effects and lighting recaptured the magic and musical genius of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer as they performed their greatest hits in front of thousands of fans and leaving a lasting memory of the stunning musicianship of these three legendary performers.

Sadly, Keith Noel Emerson died on 11 March 2016 at his home in Santa Monica, California, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

His former ELP bandmates, Carl Palmer and Greg Lake, both issued statements on his death. Palmer said, “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.”

Lake said, “As sad and tragic as Keith’s death is, I would not want this to be the lasting memory people take away with them. What I will always remember about Keith Emerson was his remarkable talent as a musician and composer and his gift and passion to entertain. Music was his life and despite some of the difficulties he encountered I am sure that the music he created will live on forever.”

Then, only 9 months after Keith Emerson’s death, Greg Lake himself died aged 69 on 7th December 2016, following a long battle with cancer.

Reflecting on the death of Greg Lake, Carl Palmer said, “It is with great sadness that I must now say goodbye to my friend and fellow band-mate, Greg Lake. Greg’s soaring voice and skill as a musician will be remembered by all who knew his music and recordings he made with ELP and King Crimson. I have fond memories of those great years we had in the 1970s and many memorable shows we performed together. Having lost Keith this year as well, has made this particularly hard for all of us.”
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