Keith Emerson was a legendary figure in progressive rock and beyond. One of the founders and keyboardist of the immortal Emerson, Lake & Palmer, he has made history with the band and he has been rightfully so considered one of the best keyboardist of all time and one of the defining and most influential musicians of the prog rock genre.
Keith Emerson was found dead, aged 71, at this house in Santa Monica, LA, with a single gun shot to the head, which, according to the local police, was self inflicted, therefore his death has been ruled as a suicide.
The great man had been battling depression, together with a degenerative nerve issue in his right hand that had been weighing him down and made performing very hard for him.
Enjoy ELP at the Lyceum Theatre in London, perfoming Pictures At An Exhibition, their mindbending take on Modest Mussorgsky's suite and a classic 1971 live record for the band.
Keith Emerson was one of the mega greats and he will be sorely missed.