Emerson, Lake & Palmer, formatosi nel 1970, hanno costituito uno dei primi e più celebri supergruppi di rock progressivo. Ad oggi hanno venduto più di 35 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo.
Negli anni 1970 il nome del gruppo compariva sulle copertine dei loro album come Emerson Lake & Palmer, senza virgola, o semplicemente come ELP. Dopo la reunion, negli anni 1990 hanno adottato la grafia Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, were an English progressive rock supergroup power trio who sold over forty million albums. The band consisted of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). They were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands.
ELP’s sound was dominated by the Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer and piano of flamboyant virtuoso Emerson and heavily influenced by classical music as well as jazz and hard and symphonic rock. Lake ensured that each album contained at least one simple, accessible acoustic ballad, many of which received heavy radio airplay. In addition to providing vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar and lyrics, Lake also produced the band’s first five albums.