It is hard to believe that it's been a year since we lost Keith Emerson, but today (March 11, 2017) is the first anniversary of his passing.
In his honor, we wanted to share a recent social media post from his son, Aaron Emerson, addressed to the fans of his father:
"In honor of my dad Keith Emerson, I would like to ask a favor of you all. At 8pm UK time on Saturday 11th March, wherever you are all around the world, please join myself and my family in raising a glass, be it wine, be it tea, be it water, juice, whatever your poison is, raise your glass with a smile and remember his happy life. Don't be sad, be happy and celebrate the life he had. Just raise a glass…!"
The writers and editors at Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines will certainly be tipping a beverage in Emo's honor at that moment.
And to Aaron's point, we'd like to share this classic video of Keith using the Fairlight CMI on a film score.
In addition, here are two archive articles from Keyboard magazine that you may enjoy.
Keith Emerson Interviewed By You!
A Personal Tribute to Keith Emerson From His Friends by Jerry Kovarsky.