Tag: Emerson Lake and Palmer

Popular Culture (Music) 20100625. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

Of all of the “progressive” bands, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (henceforth referred to as ELP) from the late 1960s and early 1970s, ELP was probably the most successful.  Only The Yes, in my opinion, had as much commercial success.  It is funny that The Yes are the backdrop sound for a popular credit card today, and ELP is only heard as bumper music on the horrific Sean Hannity Show on the radio.

Of all of the relatively obscure bands about which I have written, I actually saw ELP live at the Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, Arkansas either in 1978 or 1979.  Mrs. Translator and I, along with my childhood friend Harold went to see them.  They put on a good show.