Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, were an English progressive rock, supergroup, power trio formed in London in 1970. The group consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer and guitarist Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. They were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s.
ELP's sound was dominated by the Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, and piano of flamboyant virtuoso Emerson and heavily influenced by classical music as well as jazz and hard and symphonic rock. Lake ensured that each album contained at least one simple, accessible acoustic ballad, many of which received heavy radio airplay. Lake also produced the band's first five albums.
I did their "Brain Salad Surgery" tour as assistant to Nick Rose, inventor of the drum synthesizer, I actually build from Nicks design and soldered every component of the original synthesizer. I was also hired to oversee the power for the stage equipment, which the sound company ended up doing so I helped out with the monolithic all steel drum riser & pagoda. I was also the only person who could get the grand piano pickups to align properly each day so they didn't rattle on the strings. read more...
This ends my British time as a "roadie" which has been in chronological order. (1968-1973)
From here on out the order is alphabetical as I would tour with a band multiple times over the years. So to put in chronological order would be repetitive, not to mention boring.
Please remember this is just a reference to the banks I worked with, to read what actually happened on each of these tours you will have to read my story pages on this site to get the dirt and fun stuff.
This begins the Alphabetical order of bands I worked for after I moved to America. (1973-1981)