And he laughs until he cries, then he dies, then he dies

images-37Damn!  Another major rock music figure from the late ’60s/early ’70s passed away last week.  2016 has been a particularly brutal year in that regard… Apparently this is the time in the lifespan of baby boom folks to watch as a whole slew of our generation’s musical idols leave us.  And now, sadly, tragically, it’s Keith Emerson’s turn.

I’ll pause for a moment as those from other generations ask, “Who?”

From 1970 until about 1978, one of the biggest bands in the UK and the US was the British trio Emerson, Lake and Palmer, trendsetters in the British progressive rock genre and trailblazers in the sometimes uneasy merger between rock and classical music so prevalent at that time.

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