Morreu Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)

É assim que eu vejo que estou a ficar carcaça…
Morre um homem destes, na noite de 10 para 11 de Março e nem uma referência aqui…

Sem qualquer sombra de dúvida, um dos melhores teclistas de sempre e, na minha opinião, o mais original de sempre, especialmente ao vivo.
Lembro o único concerto que vi dos ELP, em 1981 (salvo erro), em Londres, onde ele a certa altura destrói a parte de trás do seu Hammond (teclado) e arrancando os cabos do mesmo, começa a fazer melodias só a juntar os cabos uns aos outros… inesquecível, momento mágico.

Ainda tive a sorte de o ver ao vivo novamente, com a sua banda (The Keith Emerson Band) no C.C.Belém por volta de 2010, creio.
Na altura convidei o meu irmão, mais velho que eu 7 anos e grande fã dos ELP (foi através dele que conheci a banda, lá por volta de 73-74) e pude verificar a sua felicidade em ver o seu ídolo ao vivo.
Uma grande perda para a música.

Para quem não conhecer a banda, aconselho o álbum Trilogy e também o primeiro da banda, intitulado E.L.P.

Coloco aqui o anúncio da sua morte no seu site pessoal, bem como as declarações dos restantes membros da extinta banda, Greg Lake e Carl Palmer:

Keith Emerson (1944 – 2016)

We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died during the night of 10th/11th March 2016 at his home in Santa Monica, California, aged 71.

Greg Lake and Carl Palmer have made personal statements (see below). These statements can also be read on the ELP Facebook page where messages of condolences can be left: Facebook.com/EmersonLakePalmer

For any other enquiries, please contact management@qedg.co.uk

Greg Lake and Carl Palmer have made personal statements (see below). These statements can also be read on the ELP Facebook page where messages of condolences can be left: Facebook.com/EmersonLakePalmer

For any other enquiries, please contact management@qedg.co.uk

Greg Lake Statement

To all ELP friends and fans all over the world, I would like to express my deep sadness upon hearing this tragic news. As you know, Keith and I spent many of the best years of our lives together and to witness his life coming to an end in the way that it has is painful, both to myself and to all who knew him.

As sad and tragic as Keith’s death is, I would not want this to be the lasting memory people take away with them. What I will always remember about Keith Emerson was his remarkable talent as a musician and composer and his gift and passion to entertain. Music was his life and, despite some of the difficulties he encountered, I am sure that the music he created will live on forever.

My deepest condolences go to Keith’s family.

May he now be at peace.
Greg Lake
March 12, 2016

www.greglake.com
Greg Lake on Facebook

Carl Palmer Statement

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson.

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.

Carl Palmer
March 11, 2016

www.carlpalmer.com

Para finalizar:

Rest in peace, my friend.
Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends.