This year is going to be the death of rock 'n' roll. Keith Emerson passed away today in Santa Monica. I had the privilege to shoot ELP (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) at the Vancouver Coliseum and to this day Brain Salad Surgery is one of my favorite albums.
11/2/44 - 3/11/16
I had an interesting meeting with Keith Emerson a while back and have a story about this photograph but I'll save that for another occasion.
Instead I will tell you he was one helluva performer particularly when he soloed with his Hammond B3. One word...acrobatic. Looking for a video of it now. An hour later and I couldn't find it. Good thing I have a bunch of stills of Keith wrestling with his equipment (I was going to say organ but that sounded even worse).
So, I did find this very cool video of ELP creating Karn Evil 9 which leans heavily on Keith's contributions to the music. Well worth minutes of your time.