Keith Emerson Information

Greg Lake 1947 – 2016

We have to acknowledge the passing of another great musician and performer.  Greg Lake passed away last Tuesday after a long struggle with cancer.  He was 69.  Just nine months ago we lost his bandmate Keith Emerson.  2016 has been a cruel year. Greg Lake…Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and King Crimson…he was a driving force […]

Carl Palmer on Tour with Asia

Happy Birthday to Carl Palmer, born March 20th, 1950. One of my favorite drummers and percussionists, Carl has played with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and Asia. He also founded Atomic Rooster, and recorded with Mike Oldfield. He currently touring with his Carl Palmer Band, and will be touring with […]

Guitarist Jeff Skunk Baxter

Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, born December 13th, 1948 in Washington, D.C., celebrates a birthday today! Jeff Baxter played electric and acoustic guitars, slide guitar and pedal steel guitar as a member of two of my favorite bands, Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers. On Steely Dan’s first three albums… Can’t Buy a Thrill 1972 Countdown […]

FlashBack Friday with Yes

Yes is one of my favorite progressive rock bands. The Yes Album, my first and favorite of their LP’s in 1971, got more spins than a presidential candidate in an election year. The band’s virtuosity on “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Starship Trooper” and “I’ve Seen All Good People” is simply amazing. Fragile’s “Roundabout” and “Long […]