ELP | Artist

ELP | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Genre_Prog, Origin_UK, Type_Artist

Emerson, Lake & Palmer aka ELP were an English progressive rock supergroup formed 1970 in London by keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, guitarist and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. They were the archetypal '70s prog rock band characterised by their technical musicianship, jazz-classical-rock fusion style and lengthy compositions which eschewed traditional pop, blues and rock'n'roll song structures. The three players had impeccable prog credentials, with Emerson previously with The NIce, Lake with King Crimson, and Palmer with Atomic Rooster. They were hugely popular in the early '70s but their sound fell out of favour with the upheaval of Punk in '77. Outstanding albums include their excellent debut Emerson, Lake & Palmer, plus Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery. Their 1972 live album Pictures at an Exhibition was notable for its rock interpretation of Modest Mussorgsky's original classical work, arranged for ELP by Keith Emerson.

Artist Website: emersonlakepalmer.com

Featured Albums: ELP

Related Artists: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Nice, King Crimson, Asia, Atomic Rooster, Keith Emerson

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