I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music,
Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a
keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come. He was a pioneer and an
innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz.
I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship,
and dedication to his musical craft.
I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together.
Rest in peace, Keith.
March 11, 2016
To everyone who posted such wonderfully kind thoughts and tributes following
Keith's tragic death I would like to say the following:
I will deeply miss Keith and I want you all to know I will carry on flying
the ELP banner and playing the great music with my band for many years to come.
We have lost a very talented and gifted musician but this great music will
continue for a long, long time.
I will be looking at putting together a tribute show to Keith Emerson
hopefully in June this year, and I hope this is something
you will all want to come along and see to help celebrate his music.
This I feel, is the very least I can do to honour Keith's talent and musicianship
in the best way I know.
Thank you again
A Tribute to Keith Emerson, Miami, FL - 24 June 2016
Rare, historic photos of first ELP show
Copyright Tony Byers and shared as part of our tributes to Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.
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The first ELP concert – August 1970 – Plymouth, England