Let's hope this is the last for 2016

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  1. donepearce

    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Greg Lake is no longer with us. I remember seeing ELP years ago, and they were a super-exciting band.
     
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    Just heard. Wasnt a big King Crimson or ELP fan but respect and appreciate the talent.
    RIP Mr Lake

    I didnt know for many years the Fanfare for the Common Man was the theme for the ABC Sports show,
    the one with the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat"

    I mean I heard the song on the show and didnt realize what it was until years later.
     
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    He was an amazing talent. ELP had a huge influence on me musically.
     
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    One of my heros. RIP
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    69 is way too young. R.I.P. Mr Lake.
     
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    i was a major elp fan (for a gitfiddle player)... i saw them in a old baseball stadium for some famous team in jersey city & was about 20 feet from greg & keith was about 50 feet to my left... rip...

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    I was there. What an incredible show !

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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer had just released the then-current two-volume Works album in 1977 when the group embarked on a major tour behind it, accompanied by a 70-piece orchestra. Travelling and touring with a large orchestra, however, proved to be a financial nightmare, and the orchestra ended up on-stage with ELP on only a handful of the tour dates, including the final stop of the tour in Montreal -- in the largest stadium the band ever played in.
     
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    I got to see ELP in a little 2600 seat theater in Davenport IA. Was back in the 90s. Not a bad seat in the house. It was awesome. RIP Greg.
     
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    Sad... saw ELP at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago ages ago.....
     

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