View Full Version : For those of us that are getting old. Keith Emerson Dead at 71

03-13-2016, 03:27 AM
We who grew up with the Progressive music movement of the 70s will remember E.L.P. I had the honor of seeing them play in 78 and Keith's abuse of a Hammond L100 on stage was epic.


03-13-2016, 07:32 AM
It seems he shot himself ( in the head) in depression in L.A., sad that.

But no Obituary in The Times, strange that?

03-13-2016, 11:33 AM
I'm given to understand his illness was Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia, which is a terrible condition, and apparently the one that also drove Robin Williams to suicide.


03-13-2016, 11:36 AM
Trying to find a source for the link to Emerson also having it, but not successful. My wife was the one who mentioned it so I should ask her when she comes back from errands later today.

03-13-2016, 02:31 PM
71. Had a good run. Saw a video yesterday w/him, Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter, Joe Walsh, and John Entwhistle (!!!), aparently at some gig in Japan.

MAN, did those guys have bad taste in clothing. Well, not Entwhistle. He looked good.

ELP, they were epic. Loved 'em. Them and YES.

03-14-2016, 07:55 AM
A Great Shame,R.I.P. he sure could wear a nice Moog eh?

03-14-2016, 08:54 AM
always thought their cover of Tim Buckley's Requiem for a Dream was the best thing they did, can't beat the old raspy sound of a Hammond organ

03-14-2016, 11:28 PM
A little more info.


03-16-2016, 09:37 AM
Well, it seems The Times this week have done a workmanlike Full page obit.

I'm sure Mr.Copland liked his take on Fanfare for The Common Man,

the Moog Horns patch where just right for that piece.

BTW Daniel (i see your Fripp Quote) I saw Krimson in a small U.K. gig.

Bobby had three drummers on point, a magical evening spent partly with

Mrs.Fripp (Toyah) there. Look it up King Crimson @ Friars Aylesbury Sept2015

I hope they pull out a C.D. of it , was fluid & epic, love letters to Debussy &

Rostropovich wrapped up in a fuzz-box. Damn, that work he did for Bowie

was out there & Legend.

Sad for Keith still, loved his Moog Work & hope that a good music college

gets his recently refurbed Series 111 Moog.

03-17-2016, 04:03 AM
71. Had a good run.

Crikey! I'm 61 and I feel as though I've only just got started in life!

No, I consider 71 to be within the new "middle-aged" bracket and definitely an age that is too young to die at!

03-17-2016, 09:25 AM
Amen 2 that inkpen3d!