Well that sad news has certainly ruined my week end, they were one of my favourite prog rock bands, along with 'Floyd, when my brother went to Canada with my Father, what did he bring me as a souvenir of his visit, an ELP LP. I remember Carl Palmer their
classically trained drummer saying how he wanted this huge gong, they paid a fortune for it, hit it a couple of times, but its main
function on stage was to protect the percussionist from Keith who used to hurl daggers at his keyboards etc! There is no doubt he
was a terrific musician, my favourite LP being "Pictures At An Exhibition", and his music for Dario Argento's "Inferno" was superb.
I can understand after reading David's news why he committed suicide, his love being his music, but ability being taken away to play it, yet another chip off the iceberg.
R.I.P. Keith Emerson, one of the truly greats, we will miss you.