Saturday, March 12, 2016

Keith Emerson (1944-2016)

Keith Emerson, the British keyboard player who was one of the first performers to popularize electronic synthesizers, using them to turn classical works by Mussorgsky, Janáček, Bartók and Ginastera into progressive-rock epics with his trio Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died at 71.

An obituary by The New York Times’ Ben Ratliff: