Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. With 4.5 million RIAA-certified albums sold in the US.An estimated 48 million sold worldwide, 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.
Emerson Lake & Palmer forming in early 1970
In their first year, the group signed with Atlantic Records and released Emerson, Lake & The band’s success continued. After a three-year break, Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Works Volume 1 (1977) and Works Volume 2 . After Love Beach (1978), the group disbanded in 1979.
the High Voltage Festival in London
Robert Berry then replaced Lake, forming 3. In 1991, the original trio reformed and released two more albums, Black Moon (1992) and In the Hot Seat (1994), and toured at various times between 1992 and 1998. Their final performance took place in 2010 at the High Voltage Festival in London to commemorate the band’s fortieth anniversary. Both Emerson and Lake died in 2016, leaving Palmer as the only surviving member of the band.Keith Emerson and Greg Lake met in December 1969 when Emerson’s then band The Nice and Lake’s band King Crimson co-headlined a series.of concerts at the Fillmore West. The band hired a 70-piece orchestra for some concerts of this tour .Works Live adds four other songs performed with the orchestra: “Fanfare for the Common Man“.
- Keith Emerson – keyboards, mixing
- Greg Lake – vocals, bass, guitars
- Carl Palmer – drums, percussion
- A 70-piece orchestra on tracks 4, 6, 7 and 8 of In Concert, and tracks 4, 8, 9 of disc one and the entire disc two of Works Live.
- Godfrey Salmon – conductor
- Michael Leveillee – sound engineer
- Neil Preston – inner sleeve photo
- Francois Rivard – cover photography
- Bob Defrin – art director