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.
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