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Show #287: ELP in Madison (R.I.P. Keith Emerson)

March 12th, 2016

elp93 Show #287: ELP in Madison (R.I.P. Keith Emerson)

I was saddened to hear of Keith Emerson’s death this afternoon. It’s odd for me to read about ELP in articles that don’t lambaste the band as being a trio of pompous wankers for a change. Most of the mainstream press the band has gotten since the mid-80s when I became a fan was not particularly flattering. I wonder if Brain Salad Surgery will enter the charts again. Looking at photos on the Internet I am reminded that I cut my hair back in 1987 to look like Emerson’s coif in the photo on Trilogy.

The band last played together in 2010 and Emerson had been recording albums and touring with his Keith Emerson Band. Sadly, I never I saw ELP nor Emerson solo. This is ELP live here in Madison on 23 February 1993 at the Oscar Meyer Theatre and I really don’t know why I wasn’t at this show. They were in town supporting their reunion album Black Moon which had been released the previous summer. It’s a really nice audience recording.

Knife Edge.
Paper Blood
Black Moon
Close To Home
Creole Dance
Still…You Turn Me On
C’est La Vie
Lucky Man
Honky Tonk Train Blues
Touch And Go
Pictures At An Exhibition
Fanfare For The Common Man

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Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Here’s an entire show from the Black Moon tour in 1992 in Budapest. I believe the date in 29 September and it looks like the concert was taped for Hungarian television.

R.I.P. Kieth Emerson

kemerson rip Show #287: ELP in Madison (R.I.P. Keith Emerson)

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2 Responses to “Show #287: ELP in Madison (R.I.P. Keith Emerson)”

  1. Pete says:

    Very sad. Very sad. The man has given me many moments of enjoyment. Thanks for the post.

  2. Palmer says:

    You’re welcome. I suppose you are now mourning Greg Lake’s death. Very sad indeed.

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