In Los Angeles, died keyboardist and composer Keith Emerson. This was reported on the group page, Emerson, Lake & amp; . Palmer in Facebook
«We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, at the age of 71″, – said in a statement. Group asks concern with respect to a family of musicians, and to respect their rights to privacy.
Emerson was born in England in 1944. In May 1967 he created the group The Nice. Emerson, Lake & amp; Palmer (ELP) – a so-called “supergroup” consisting of the already well-known musicians, – Emerson started with Karl Palmer and Greg Lake in 1970. Later, Emerson recorded several solo releases. The last one came out in 2012. He also wrote the autobiographical book “Pictures of an exhibitionist,” which was released in 2004.
Emerson was “gentle man”, his love of music and passion for work will remain unsurpassed for many years, wrote in his Carl Palmer site. “He was a pioneer and innovator, his musical genius touched all of us in the world of rock, classical music and jazz,” – he added.