31. Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

Do we even bother to raise the Progressive Rock question in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame anymore? As this list continues we find yet another band of the aforementioned genre who may be wondering what they have to be considered Hall eligible. Certainly, the fans of Emerson, Lake & Palmer are wondering the same thing.

Dubbed the first “supergroup” of Progressive Rock, the three members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer came from existing groups (Keith Emerson from The Nice, Greg Lake from King Crimson and Carl Palmer from Atomic Rooster) and combined to push the boundaries of Progressive Rock. They drew from classical as well as Jazz influences and specifically their pioneering use of the synthesizer was certainly considered unique and different. They were also known for their over the top live shows in which they tried to match their musical textures in both sound and look. Ironically, this led to the reaction of the more stripped down Punk genre to take off but for what Emerson, Lake & Palmer were they were among its best. Like others on this list, their chances rely on the committee’s perception of the genre they represent.


Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

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Should Emerson, Lake and Palmer be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 96.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.9%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 0.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2010: #45
    2011: #54
    2012: #53
    2013: #55
    2014: #55
    2015: #49
    2016: #41
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom (England)
  • Why they will get in: The technical skills are there and a vote for them indirectly pays homage to Atomic Rooster, The Nice and King Crimson.
  • Why they won't get in: The same Progressive Rock question that has been raised on this list over and over again.
  • Essential Albums: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)
    Tarkus (1971)
    Trilogy (1972)
    Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: The Barbarian (From Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970)
    The Three Fates (From Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970)
    Tarkus (From Tarkus, 1971)
    Hoedown (From Trilogy, 1972)
    Karn Evil 9 (From Brain Salad Surgery, 1973)

Should Emerson, Lake and Palmer be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 96.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.9%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 0.5%
Last modified on Monday, 05 March 2018 03:35

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0 #19 ladygadte 2018-10-30 03:34
I have one word:
Kiss.
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+3 #18 john peter 2017-10-09 12:29
Quoting Cyn:
This is a complete joke now :( ELP is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but some of the inductees that are, well, it's just sad! Now that Keith and Greg are gone - I hope the committee feels like crap - Could they not honor them while they were still living legends.




CYN..... Honest to god this is one of the best quotes I have ever heard in all my searching for justice on this site.I could not agree more in all my life.I wish we could make them understand how terrible it is to wait so long that the artists have since died. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE .
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+7 #17 Cyn 2016-12-27 07:27
This is a complete joke now :( ELP is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but some of the inductees that are, well, it's just sad! Now that Keith and Greg are gone - I hope the committee feels like crap - Could they not honor them while they were still living legends.
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+12 #16 Lee Roschen 2015-04-13 01:19
[quote name="Lee Roschen"]I cannot possibly agree that Emerson, Lake and Palmer were the "first super group of progressive rock"(as stated above), as I believe The Moody Blues would deserve to be the artist to be designated as such. However, Emerson, Lake & Palmer offered their own unique and innovative style of Progressive music, and I still listen to a lot of their music today! Keith Emerson was a keyboard whiz, and for a 3 piece band, they were one of the best. I say put them in.
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+11 #15 Lee Roschen 2015-04-03 15:10
Emerson, Lake and Palmer offered a unique and innovative style of Progressive music, and I still listen to a lot of their music today! Keith Emerson was a keyboard whiz, and for a 3 piece band, they were one of the best. I say put them in.
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+12 #14 ChrisM 2014-12-07 21:33
Snubbed again this year. How can you not put a band that included the individual widely recognized as the greatest rock keyboard player of all time, and one of the five best drummers? I don't understand it.
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+15 #13 Gene 2014-10-19 03:03
This the primary reason why I will not visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Until Emerson, Lake and Palmer are entered in, the place does not even exist for me, like a half-complet ed building.

Hey Hall of Fame: It's not all just about the Beatles, Elvis, and Bob Dylan. There are OTHER forms of music as well. Open your minds, as well as your ears.
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+11 #12 Cerwin Vega 2014-10-18 17:41
One of the few 3-piece bands that actually sounded in concert like they did on their albums. I guess the only real reward this group can actually claim is that they played for the California Jam. Only 8 rock groups got to play that gig and they ended the concert with the "Amazing Flying Piano". The real fans know who should really be in the Hall of Fame, and like everything in this world, let's take a vote!
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+11 #11 Lazarov 2014-10-17 22:52
ELP- they were touched by GOD's HAND.
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+9 #10 Lazarov 2014-10-17 22:49
They were touched by God's hand.
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