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Pictures of an Exhibitionist: From the Nice to Emerson Lake and Palmer - The True Story of the Man Who Changed the Sound of Rock

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Keyboard legend Keith Emerson is one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving rock scene of the sixties and seventies. Fusing rock ‘n’ roll with classical, jazz, and world music, he has set a standard by which others are judged. With Greg Lake and Carl Palmer, he formed the hugely successful Emerson, Lake and Palmer, who, between 1970 and 1977, released si ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by John Blake (first published 2003)
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Humorous and charming
Aug 25, 2010 Andy rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: prog rock fans
Shelves: rock-sleaze
If anyone can lay claim to being the father of prog(ressive) rock, it's Keith Emerson. Formerly the leader of art-psych band The Nice and more notorious for the obscenely excessive Emerson, Lake & Palmer, his memoirs are poorly written, mucho typos like "Syd Barratt", kinda conceited, and frankly pretty dull. My recommendation: listen to the records if you're so inclined, but there's no big tale to tell here.
Yet another conversational autobiography, which I found to be irritating in that I wanted specifics. His recounting of the ELP period was far less that what I would have wanted. But his stories of the "The Nice" were exhaustive. Yet another rock autobiography disappointment.
J.T. Quinn
Not only is keith a brilliant player, he write well too.
The words flowed from the page and I read it in one day.
It also made me laugh a great deal. Probably about time I read it again.
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