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EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER “From the Beginning” Greg Lake, Carl Palmer’s Memories Of Keith Emerson

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dallas, TX July 26, 2016 -  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  hosts Greg Lake and Carl Palmer of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

If you asked any followers of the white hot London music scene in 1969 to wager on who would emerge as the most innovative bandleader, the smart money would have been on  Jimmy Page’s Led Zeppelin, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, and the featured soloist fronting a three piece called The Nice, the impressive keyboard player Keith Emerson. So when Emerson surprised everybody by announcing his departure in order to team up with King Crimson bassist, singer, songwriter Greg Lake and Crazy World of Arthur Brown/ Atomic Rooster percussionist Carl Palmer, the stage was set for “the maximum amount of music by the fewest musicians”, as Greg Lake tells us.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer elevated the progressive rock movement by taking the synthesizer out of the science lab and onto FM rock radio, where ultimately millions of listeners would respond in favor. “Lucky Man” from their debut may have been their most famous song, and their fourth album Brain Salad Surgery may have been their best seller, but 1972‘s Trilogy came at the high watermark of progressive rock’s quality and popularity, and has remained a favorite over years of changes in rock music.

The final curtain did indeed come down on “the show that never ends, my friends...” in March of this year with the sudden death of Keith Emerson. The keyboard maestro had been struggling with a repetitive stress injury in his right hand for almost twenty years, according to Carl Palmer. “In July 2010 we played the High Voltage Festival, one of the first Prog Rock festivals and I noticed that the standard we reached really wasn’t where we’d left off Keith understood immediately.. He’s a realist. He knew the game was up.”

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The Classic Legends of Rock & Folk ‘Super Tour‘ 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015
The Classic legends of Rock & Folk ‘Super Tour‘ 2015
Carl Palmer’s ELP legacy performing EMERSON LAKE & PALMER and more
Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.
From WISHBONE ASH original founding member MARTIN TURNER plays the music of WISHBONE ASH.
With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash’s heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured. Over four decades later, the enduring music of the classic marks of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new. Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery, songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being a key ingredient in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound. Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up. Martin Turner plays the music of Wishbone Ash features guitarists Ray Hatfield and Danny Willson, and drummer Tim Brown and remains faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.
The Strawbs comprise David Cousins, along with lead guitarist Dave Lambert, and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front-line of the classic 1970s line-up of the band. As they move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band.
The band started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys playing bluegrass, before moving into the mainstream by making the first Strawbs album with Sandy Denny in 1967, a year before she recorded her first album with Fairport Convention. The recording with Sandy attracted the attention of A&M Records in Los Angeles who signed Strawbs as the first British band on the label! Strawbs has a devoted fan base that continues to grow on the strength of albums like Grave New World, Bursting At The Seams, Hero And Heroine, and Ghosts, and classic songs such as Lay Down, A Glimpse Of Heaven, and Benedictus.
Date are as follows:
THU FEB 19 2015 CHELTENHAM, Town Hall, Eng
SAT FEB 21 2015 HASTINGS, White Rock Theatre, Eng
SUN FEB 22 2015 HARPENDEN, Public Halls, Eng
WED FEB 25 2015 DARLINGTON, Civic Theatre, Eng
THU FEB 26 2015 TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Assembly Hall, Eng
FRI FEB 27 2015 HAYWARDS HEATH, Clair Hall, Eng
SAT FEB 28 2015 GRAVESEND, The Woodville, Eng
SUN MARCH 1 2015 PETERBOROUGH, The Cressett, Eng
WED MARCH 4 2015 EXETER, Corn Exchange, Eng
THU MARCH 5 2015 NORTHAMPTON, Spinney Theatre, Eng
FRI MARCH 6 2015 DUNSTABLE, Grove Theatre, Eng
SAT MARCH 7 2015 NEWCASTLE, City Hall, Eng
SUN MARCH 8 2015 SOUTHEND, Palace Theatre, Eng
WED MARCH 11 2015 ISLE OF WIGHT, Shanklin Theatre, Eng
THU MARCH 12 2015 IPSWICH, Cameo, Eng
FRI MARCH 13 2015 DURHAM, Gala Theatre, Eng
SAT MARCH 14 2015 HORSHAM, The Capitol, Eng
SUN MARCH 15 2015 WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall, Eng

ASIA - High Voltage Live (Showcase)

Friday, August 22, 2014
High Voltage Live
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August 22
AOR / Melodic Rock
Recorded on the 24th July 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, this ASIA live CD / DVD captures the band, in the original line-up, performing classic material from the 80s, plus songs from the first two albums of its reunion, “Phoenix” and “Omega”.
The show was performed to an enthusiastic festival crowd ready to hear the world’s biggest selling album of 1982 performed in its entirety for the first time in Europe.  In fact, this remains the only video document of the original line-up performing the debut album in full.
This live CD / DVD is an irreplaceable companion to the original studio album and the reunion that saw the original members of ASIA return to and stay at the top of their game, this time in front of a ‘home audience’.
Asia is:
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Steve Howe: guitars
Carl Palmer: drums
John Wetton: lead vocal and bass
Track listing: 
CD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment
DVD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment
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