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Old 03-11-2016, 06:14 PM
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RIP Keith Emerson

I suppose most of us have heard about this by now. Very sad news and apparently a suicide. He was having pain due to nerves in his one hand and could only use 8 fingers apparently when playing. He became depressed and this is the result of that. A real tragedy. I guess not all the details have been released yet. RIP Keith.
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:13 PM
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I was lucky enough to see him on The Brain Salad Surgery tour. Truly a legendary talent. RIP Keith.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:06 PM
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Very sad news and apparently a suicide. He was having pain due to nerves in his one hand and could only use 8 fingers apparently when playing. He became depressed and this is the result of that.
Last I heard, no official cause of death had been released. It is probably a suicide, based on the fact that his girlfriend "would not release the cause of death."
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:10 PM
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unforgettable Keith Emerson. Just can t believe it.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:19 AM
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hard times for 'our generation musical entertainers' Bowie , Vasconcelos, Martin, Emerson ....; time shall catch all of us sooner or later .;; RIP Keith and merci for the fifty years trip within your ebony and ivory world
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:56 AM
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Re: RIP Keith Emerson

Very sad about this notice, could not believe efter reading this on the newspaper this morning. Anyway, his legacy will be present forever thru his music.
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:05 PM
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Re: RIP Keith Emerson

I was fortunate enough to see Keith live twice. Once was in 2006 I believe at the Colonial theater in Phoenixville PA(same venue where Rosfest was initially held). That show was great. It was his own band but he played mostly ELP tunes if I remember right. The second time was in 2010 at the Keswick theater(Rosfest was briefly held there too). This time it was Keith and Greg Lake but no Carl(Carl only joined them for the high voltage festival that same year). That show was very good also and even featured a Q and A from the audience at one point towards the end(one of the few times I have ever seen that happen at a show). Anyway, RIP Keith.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:17 PM
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RIP Keith Emerson,

Your passing has been noted
And your life promoted
You tickled the ivories time and again
Rocking and rolling, and the Prog world would win
Thank you for the pleasant memories of life
And even the organ-abusing knife
You are in our thoughts and prayers
As we enjoy and purchase your wares!

Regards from Texas,
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:41 PM
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Re: RIP Keith Emerson

The darkness of depression can be overwhelming.
Please don't ignore the warning signs.

A tragic loss for so many. Farewell Keith
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Old 03-14-2016, 02:52 PM
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Ive been with the band in Barcelona (in the first European Tour) working with the road manager here.I was on stage behind the speakers near Palmer and with a incredible feeling across the concert that never forget.keith was for me the best in his time teachin how to play sintetizers in the modern rock-prog.perhaps som day we can meet him,who knows.
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Re: RIP Keith Emerson

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I suppose most of us have heard about this by now. Very sad news and apparently a suicide. He was having pain due to nerves in his one hand and could only use 8 fingers apparently when playing. He became depressed and this is the result of that. A real tragedy. I guess not all the details have been released yet. RIP Keith.
Are you fucking KIDDING me?

OK, 2016. Enough of this shit.

Seriously, I saw him at Nearfest when he was there last. 2006?

Sheesh.
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Re: RIP Keith Emerson

indeed a tragic loss of one so gifted. self-termination alas grabs another one into it's abyss of no return. it can be difficult to recognize when someone is in it's toxic embrace. look out for one another, be willing to listen. and alas roger it's just the beginning of the year...

we will miss you, but we have the joy of your musical creations for as long as our ears can hear them and pass their brilliance onto another generation.
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Message from Keith's girlfriend... sad

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kei...is-girlfriend/

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:02 AM
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Re: RIP Keith Emerson

I ve been keeping a strange feeling these last days after knowing this tragical loss,,, each of us have a unique way to connect him and common place as well,,, I heard for first time Keith Emerson when I was 8 years old,,, 'from the beginning' solo,,, on a tv commercial,,,back '74,,, never forget that amazing or awsome effect it made on me,,
I knew something huge it was happening to my connection with music.. and every time I hear that solo it happens a sort of same effect..

years later,, read a short story told by Jim Hall,,,first time he heard Charlie Christian,,,in his early teens,,, he never forget that feeling and even in his 70s or 80s he felt same effect. Well ;; Hall decided to be a guitar player :-)

That s the magical gift from unique people like Keith Emerson gives to all us.

Cheers amigos !
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Re: RIP Keith Emerson

Keith was my hero ever since I first heard him play.
Still so broken up about this..
Rest in Peace
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