History Trivia / EmersonLakeAndPalmer

1st Feb '17 5:37:51 AM CassandraLeo
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* BlackSheepHit: The folk-inclined "From the Beginning" is the band's sole Top 40 hit in the United States. Similarly, the folky ballad "Lucky Man" became a moderate hit in Canada and the Netherlands and climbed up to #48 in the USA.

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* BlackSheepHit: The folk-inclined "From the Beginning" is the band's sole Top 40 hit in the United States. Similarly, the folky ballad "Lucky Man" became a moderate hit in Canada and the Netherlands and climbed up to #48 in the USA.USA. It was their first hit, but very atypical of the band. It is a straightforward acoustic-guitar ballad, as opposed to their long-winded, keyboard-heavy style, and it was only even included on the album because they needed another song and didn't have any other material ready at the time. (It also wasn't possible for the band to recreate its studio arrangement live due to the large number of overdubs and the fact that there were only three band members, something they later regretted.) As a result, most following albums had at least one ballad penned by Lake, such as "The Sage", "From the Beginning", "Still... You Turn Me On", and "C'est la vie", some of which became black sheep hits in their own right. "From the Beginning" is the band's sole Top 40 hit in the United States.
17th Jan '17 3:36:11 PM CassandraLeo
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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Hoedown" and also liked their adaptation of "Fanfare for the Common Man" (although he didn't consider it as inventive as their version of "Hoedown").

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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Hoedown" and also liked their adaptation of "Fanfare for the Common Man" (although he didn't consider it as inventive as their version of "Hoedown"). On the reverse side, Keith Emerson was quite complimentary to Music/JordanRudess' covers of "Tarkus" and a few other ELP songs.
17th Jan '17 3:30:27 PM CassandraLeo
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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Rodeo".

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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Rodeo"."Hoedown" and also liked their adaptation of "Fanfare for the Common Man" (although he didn't consider it as inventive as their version of "Hoedown").
17th Jan '17 3:29:15 PM CassandraLeo
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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Rodeo".
16th Mar '16 3:09:07 PM DavidDelony
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* CreatorKiller: ''Works'' started their decline, but ''Love Beach'' was the final nail in their coffin. To be fair, they only made it because they owed their label another album.

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* CreatorKiller: ''Works'' started their decline, but ''Love Beach'' was the final nail in their coffin. To be fair, they only made it because they owed their label another album.album and were already planning on disbanding anyway.
3rd Apr '15 9:03:50 PM jedidarrick
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* Creator/HRGiger: Did two paintings for ''Brain Salad Surgery''.
11th Mar '15 5:39:48 PM DavidDelony
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* CreatorKiller: ''Works'' started their decline, but ''Love Beach'' was the final nail in their coffin. To be fair, they only made it because they owed their label another album.
13th Dec '14 8:40:24 AM Patachou
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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''Trilogy''.

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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''Trilogy''.



** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Music/JimiHendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.

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** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", a pun on ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Music/JimiHendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.
11th Nov '14 9:15:01 AM MarkLungo
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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''trilogy''.

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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''trilogy''.''Trilogy''.
8th Nov '14 10:02:11 AM MarkLungo
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* ThrowItIn: "Lucky Man" - the synth solo was recorded in one single take, which is something that Emerson's been [[CreatorBacklash embarassed about]]. Also, Palmer's Ringo-esque exclamation "They've only got ham or cheese!" at the end of "Are You Ready Eddy?".

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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''trilogy''.
* ThrowItIn: "Lucky Man" - the synth solo was recorded in one single take, which is something that Emerson's been [[CreatorBacklash embarassed about]]. Also, Palmer's Ringo-esque [[Music/RingoStarr Ringo]]-esque exclamation "They've only got ham or cheese!" at the end of "Are You Ready Eddy?".



** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Jimi Hendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.

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** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Jimi Hendrix Music/JimiHendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.
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