Emerson, Lake & PalmerFormed 1970. Disbanded 2011
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Biography (Wikipedia)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in April 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson; singer, bassist, guitarist and producer Greg Lake; and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. With nine RIAA-certified gold record albums in the US, and an estimated 48 million records sold worldwide, they were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s, with a musical sound including adaptations of classical music with jazz and symphonic rock elements, dominated by Emerson's flamboyant use of the Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, and piano (although Lake wrote several acoustic songs for the group).
The band came to prominence following their performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970. In their first year, the group signed with E.G. Records (who distributed the band's records through Island Records in the United Kingdom, and Atlantic Records in North America), and released Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) and Tarkus (1971), both of which reached the UK top five. The band's success continued with Pictures at an Exhibition (1971), Trilogy (1972), and Brain Salad Surgery (1973, released on ELP's own Manticore Records label). After a three-year break, Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Works Volume 1 (1977) and Works Volume 2 (1977). After Love Beach (1978), the group disbanded in 1979.
- Carl Palmer Full Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05vms5p.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05vms5p.jpg2018-01-21T18:01:00.000ZELP's Carl Palmer chats to Johnnie Walker about his memories of the 70s.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05vmrw0
Carl Palmer Full Interview
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tracks