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(Instrumental group, 1966–70)

After 1968’s The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack, their first LP, David O’List (guitar) left, and Keith Emerson (keyboards), Lee Jackson (bass) and Brian Davison (drums) chose to trade in adaptations of classical pieces as well as more contemporary material, notably 1968’s hit arrangement of ‘America’ from West Side Story, plus solid originals that had an endearing quality that would be lacking in the ‘technoflash’ pomp-rock of the next decade when Emerson was the ‘E’ in ELP.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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