Keith Emerson dead at 71

Portrait of Lee Jackson (L) and Keith Emerson of British progressive rock group The Nice, taken on February 22, 2011. (Photo by Will Ireland/Classic Rock Magazine)  Lee Jackson;Keith Emerson. CONTACT: Future Publishing Limited 30 Monmouth St, Bath, UK, BA1 2BW +44 (0)1225 442244,

Keith Emerson died yesterday at the age of 71. The news was announced by the Emerson Lake & Palmer Facebook page and official website. The statement reads: “We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, aged 71. We ask that the family’s privacy and grief be respected.”

Emerson participated in the 5 studio albums byThe Nice, the 9 albums of ELP, released 6 solo albums and wrote music for 8 film soundtracks.

A tour to Japan was planned for next month.

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