EMERSON LAKE & PALMER, WEMBLEY, 1974 TICKET £35
Item description: Emerson Lake & Palmer 20th April 1974 ticket from the Empire Pool Wembley. Black and pink printing on white.
Size: 8.5cm x 7cm
Condition report: Showing some use. General wrinkling to the top edge
Background to Emerson Lake & Palmer : The supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. They were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s, with a musical sound including adaptations of classical music with jazz and symphonic rock elements, dominated by Emerson’s flamboyant use of the Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, and piano (although Lake wrote several acoustic songs for the group). After forming in early 1970, the band came to prominence following their performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970. In their first year, the group signed with Atlantic Records and released Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) and Tarkus (1971), both of which reached the UK top five. The band’s success continued with Pictures at an Exhibition (1971), Trilogy (1972), and Brain Salad Surgery (1973). After a three-year break, Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Works Volume 1 (1977) and Works Volume 2 (1977) which began their decline in popularity. After Love Beach (1978), the group disbanded in 1979, but reformed later in the 1980s.
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