MATRIXSYNTH: Keith Emerson Has Passed Away

Friday, March 11, 2016

Keith Emerson Has Passed Away


It has come to my attention that Keith Emerson passed away yesterday in Santa Monica, CA. We all know who he is and his influence in the world of synthesizers. Below are just a handful of videos including Bob Moog introducing Keith Emerson and his mighty Moog modular, Keith going over the system back in 1993, the introduction of Keith's 50th Anniversary Moog Modular reissued by Moog Music, Fanfare for the Common Man featuring the mighty Yamaha GX1, and finally the classic Lucky Man.

Few musicians will have the impact Keith Emerson has in our world of synthesizers. He will be sorely missed.

Pictured left: Emerson performing in Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2008 (via Wikipedia).

Update: tributes from Moog Music and The Bob Moog Foundation:

Moog Music Pays Tribute to Keith Emerson

A Tribute to Keith Emerson from The Bob Moog Foundation


Keith Emerson at Moogfest in NYC Uploaded on Aug 21, 2007 highbiashiphop

Keith Emerson xplains his Moog Modular and synths rig in ELP 1993 tour.

Uploaded on Apr 19, 2010

"Keith Emerson talks about his giant Moog Modular synth and keyboards rig during the Emerson, Lake & Palmer worldwide 1993/94 tour, here in NYC."

50th Anniversary of the Moog Modular Synthesizer

Published on Oct 11, 2014 Moog Music Inc

Fanfare for the Common Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Olympic Stadium Montreal)

Uploaded on Jan 29, 2012

"IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The music, video and images remain copyright of their respective owners and are strictly used here on YouTube for educational reasons as well as for the artists' promotional purposes only!"


Uploaded on Dec 18, 2007 ProgRockSongs

"Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Song: Lucky man
Album: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)

Keyboards: Keith Emerson
Bass: Greg Lake
Drums: Carl Palmer"

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