There will be a tribute album to the late Keith Emerson and Greg Lake coming out on 4/10/20. The title is actually called “A Tribute to Keith Emerson & Greg Lake.” The two Prog Rockers were part of the band trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer with drummer Carl Palmer (who just turned 70 on 3/20/20).
Lake also spent time as the alternating frontman for King Crimson and ASIA during his career.
Emerson became a solo artist in 1979 when ELP broke up. He provided the haunting movie soundtracks to Dario Argento’s “Inferno” (1980), Lucio Fulcio’s “Murder Rock” (1984) and Michael Soavi’s “The Church” (1989). He would reunite with Lake and Palmer for reunion tours at various times from 1991 to 2010.
In 1986, Emerson and Lake brought in drummer Cozy Powell to form the short-lived Emerson, Lake & Powell for one album and tour due to Carl Palmer having commitments with ASIA as their drummer.
The tribute album will feature mostly cover songs of ELP and King Crimson from Todd Rundgren, Geoff Downes (of ASIA), Billy Sherwood (who’s the album’s producer), Larry Fast, Aaron Emerson, Ethan Emerson, The Royal Philharmonic and more.
Keith Emerson died by suicide on 3/11/16. He had been suffering from alcoholic depression and nerve damage in his hands. He feared that he would no longer be able to perform in concert because of his health.
Greg Lake passed away from cancer on 12/7/16. His fans found it ironic that he died during the holiday season which has his biggest solo hit “I Believe In Father Christmas” (1975) playing on radio around the world.
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