I’ve been waiting on this for ages. It’s the updated edition of Sid Smith’s book about everything King Crimson. Can’t wait to get started.
Sid Smith looks back at some of the musical currents that emerged half a century ago to make 1969 quite a special year and one worth celebrating...
A tribute to all the great music released in 1969.
90 minutes of new music & a few old favourites
Great to have Sid back on Mixcloud.
We have a habit of seeing our musical heroes as invincible and immortal but of course, as Keith Emerson himself noted in 1968, “Art is long, life is short.” A member of that Olympian generation of musicians blessed with prodigious amounts of ability and ambition, Emerson was a visionary and an innovator, keen to forge a sound that possessed both the grit of rock and the grandeur of the classical composers that both inspired and fuelled him.
Source: Keith Emerson – R.I.P. – Prog
Sid Smith has written a wonderful and moving tribute to Keith Emerson over at the Teamrock web site. I fear we’ll be reading more of these in the next few years.