Keith Emerson R.I.P.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer was very important in for me in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Here he is, doing “Honky Tonk Train Blues” on Top of the Pops in April 1976.
This isn’t his best work or best performance, but I always liked this rendition … and it shows the chops that made him famous.
The overdose and suicide deaths of my favorites when I was younger were a lot easier to handle than the deaths by (apparently) natural causes at a reasonably ripe old age are turning out to be.
UPDATE: BBC has reported that his death was a suicide. Still.