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ELP live 1971

Many of us feel that Emerson, Lake and Palmer came to represent all the worst qualities of progressive rock. Here's a reminder that in the beginning they had real guts. (Note that the original video that went with this post has been removed, so here's one of similar vintage.)

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-07-17


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Related artist(s): Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP)

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