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Keith Emerson

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by admin 17 Comments

Keyboard icon Keith Emerson discusses “The Three Fates Project”, Chinese rhythm sections & the connection between Tarkus and The Godfather.

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17 Responses

  1. Kevin W says:

    Great interview! The story of Keith Emerson’s Mother is almost identical to what happened to my Mother. Very sad.

    • admin says:

      Hi Kevin!

      Keith’s willingness to share the story of his mother really provided context for the poignant Three Fates track that he dedicated to her.

      Thanks for listening and for your feedback – I really appreciate it!


  2. silvia says:

    Hi Dan, great interview, I was surprised by the amount of information that you know about Keith and by Keith’s memory! I also enjoyed the technical details, they were very interesting. I also was very moved by the story about his mother. I’m really looking forward to seeing his biopic. Silvia

  3. EW says:

    Really good interview – the best I ever heard from any ELP member, including their own documentaries.

    • admin says:

      Wow, what an amazing compliment!

      Thanks very much. All the credit goes to Keith, none to me!


  4. Excellent job. Thank you for this historical interview. It was fascinating. Keith is easily one of the most significant musicians of the last century, and hearing his PoVs was not only enlightening, it helps to fill in some of the creative gaps that many of us have wondered about.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Paul!

      Knowing the high intelligence of ELP fans like yourself I knew I had better do my homework for this one!

      Keith was very forthcoming and very generous with his time.

      So we all won!

      Thanks again for your feedback!


  5. Rick says:

    Thanks so much for a great interview and mucho mahalo nui loa to Keith for really opening up and being such a great interviewee. I agree with EW above – I think this is the best interview I’ve ever heard from Keith. Also, great samples of Keiths musical abilities, before during and after the interview. I sometimes wonder if he really understands how much influence he has had on musicians and music in general.

    • admin says:

      Wow, thanks for your kind and supportive words, Rick!

      It was an honor and a pleasure to speak with Keith. I put a lot of thought into the music selections so I’m glad you noticed.

      Keith struck me as an egoless guy who just really loves and lives for his music.

      Which is pretty amazing considering the big egos of so many musicians who possess only a fraction of his talent!

      Thanks again for your feedback, I truly appreciate it!


  6. Ian says:

    Excellent interview … thanks so much !!!

  7. Dan M. says:

    Great interview!.. wish I had heard about the movie prospect sooner.. KE is my all time favorite musician.. a true master of so many genres, a marvelous composer and performer of the highest order.. It’s so ironic that the American composer Aaron Copeland was commissioned by a British prime minister to write “Fanfare for the Common Man” to honor American Servicemen joining in the fight alongside their British allies to win WW2, only to have a British rocker, who used to burn the American flag in protest, pick up on that same music and give it new life… a man who is now loved by so many Americans, me included.. Bravo, Emo!

  8. Frank F says:

    Really informative interview. Wasn’t aware of the Three Fates album – so pleasant surprise! Thanks for making it available.

  9. I have had some dealings with Keith and this interview gives great insight into what he’s doing now…I am so glad that he is still finding his niche…. Bravo Maestro ! Thanks to you Dan !