Thread: RIP Keith Emerson

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    RIP Keith Emerson

    This year just won't let up!

    Posted on Carl Palmers page today-

    "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson. 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. He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz. I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith.
    Carl Palmer
    March 11, 2016"

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    Oh man...this one hurts. RIP

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    Absolutely gutted & speechless!!!

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    Oh snap...RIP.
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    https://www.facebook.com/Carl-Palmer...90/?fref=photo

    It's on Carl's Official page at FB, I am still hoping it's a hoax but it's looking unlikely unless he got hacked.

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    It looks like it has been removed

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    Hmm, I'm not seeing it there at the moment.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    This is truly horrible news. Really, really sad. Another legend has left us.

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    I think we need to wait for some confirmation.........it's not on Palmer's facebook page anymore, and I can't find any other references on line.

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    I see this, but it still seems odd as no other location has picked this up: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/keith-emerson-dies/


    On Facebook, the official Emerson, Lake and Palmer site just went public with this. Oh my. Oh crap!
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    Sadly, it's now on the ELP page: https://www.facebook.com/EmersonLakePalmer/?fref=photo

    Man that sucks! This one is tough. RIP Keith.

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    Oh my God. This made a depressing day even more depressing. We lost a huge talent. The world won't be the same without him.
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    Words just don't suffice. HUGE loss.

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    TeamRock is reporting it as well

    http://www.teamrock.com/news/2016-03...son-dead-at-71

    Still nothing from mainstream sources.
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    Wow. Lots of twitter bits and on Carl Palmers site http://carlpalmer.com/
    Sad year so far. RIP
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    Man that sucks ass, RIP KE
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    This is very, very sad. He was a tremendously important figure, and not only to progressive rock music in its formative stage.
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    Oh now that's a shock, what a terrible year 2016 is turning out to be. RIP Keith, 71 is way too young.

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    sad to hear
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    Can't imagine how Rachel Flowers is going to handle this.

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    Not even going to try and stop the tears...
    Rest In Peace Keith. So happy I got to see him ten (+/-) times starting in '77 with the orchestra. The following show without the orch @ Nassau Coliseum will always be engraved in my mind as one of the most ferocious keyboard workouts I've ever witnessed. Tremendous loss.
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    This is tragic. What a huge loss. He was a major inspiration for me and I know for many of us. Farewell Keith.

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    My love of progressive rock started the first time that I heard the solo at the end of Lucky Man many years ago. I am so thankful for the gift that Keith shared with us. This is stunning news. He will be missed immeasurably. .

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