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Another 2016 music loss: Keith Emerson, RIP


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Keith Emerson, founding member and keyboardist of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and a prog rock legend, died Friday. He was 71. His bandmate Carl Palmer and the trio's official Facebook confirmed Emerson's death. TMZ reported that police found Emerson with a single gunshot wound to the head, and Santa Monica police confirmed to Billboard that Emerson died by suicide. "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," the band wrote.

Heard some stories on the radio on the drive to work this morning.  If any of those things were accurate, it sounds like he was pretty depressed about criticism received online due to his declining abilities.  So sad if true.


I wasn't a huge fan of ELP, but sure enjoyed what I heard from them.  RIP.

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