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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Jesmond12, Mar 11, 2016.
Emmerson, Lake & Palmer. All my musical heroes are slowly going.
That rock collaboration in the sky is getting bigger by the day .
Oh no... how desperately sad...
There's an orchestra forming up there.
2016 is not a good year. Most of them pretty young as well,despite the government telling us we're all going to live past 100.
Much preferred the earlier Emerson with Nice. This was my favourite played over and over again (very loud). The You-tuber's record seems to have some groove noise in exactly the same place as my copy.
At least the Angels will be rocking
Sadly it appears to be suicide as it appears that Emerson had 'recently' been suffering from depression and a degenerative nerve issue that hampered his keyboard playing capabilities.
Losing the physical ability to sustain such a great talent must have been terrible
I think one of the problems with those projections 'living well past 100' are based on the current number of people in their 90s and 100s. Having parents/relatives of that generation I believe that particular generation is something of an anomaly.
To have survived to adulthood in the 1920s/30s meant they had good health and immune systems. Despite all the privations their diet was quite healthy and I think the generation that appears now to be 'dying early' (those born in the 40s/50s) do not have any many of those advantages.
The '60s lifestyle' may well have had an effect on the high profile people whose orbituaries we are currently reading. It would be interesting to see if similar numbers of 'ordinary' people born in those eras are dying in similar numbers?
Those of us 'contemporaries' certainly seem to be losing numbers of 'our generation' though. So make the most of each day.
Edit. in response to the idea of suicide and failing health, this is one of the big problems of longevity. All well and good but rarely does one have good health to match it.
The government tell people who have made it to age 65 that on average they will live to 83 (men) or 85 (women). Averages being what they are, for every man who makes it to 103 there will be another who snuffs it at 63.
I have always enjoyed this one- Barrelhouse Shake-down. Emerson at his keyboard playing best.
It was this one that got me first.
Keyboards and at the end piano
I first saw them live at Newcastle City Hall in 71 and again at the Odeon in the same town in 72
I was a young teenager back then
My first concert at Newcastle City Hall was Dr Feelgood in 1976
Excellent pub rock band. Loved "Down at the Doctor's"