Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, were an English progressive rocksupergrouppower trio formed in London in 1970. The group consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer and guitarist Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. They were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s.
ELP’s sound was dominated by the Hammond organ, Moog synthesiser, and piano of flamboyant virtuoso Emerson and heavily influenced by classical music as well as jazz and hard and symphonic rock. Lake ensured that each album contained at least one simple, accessible acoustic ballad, many of which received heavy radio airplay. Lake also produced the band’s first five albums.
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