Wednesday, 19 June 2013

GREG LAKE: ‘Keith actually hurt himself doing it’: Inside Emerson Lake and Palmer’s amazing rotating piano stunt

Greg Lake takes fans inside one of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s most spectacular 1970s-era concert stunts — when Keith Emerson would rise above the crowd playing a grand piano and turn 360 degrees.
“It was a Steinway piano,” Lake remembers, in the attached video. “It was a fake one, I have to admit now. It had no insides in it. But the idea was that Keith would sit in it; he would be strapped in. There would be a lot of smoke, and the piano would start to rise up into the air — and it would get about 15, 20 feet in the air, and then it would start to spin. With him on it!”

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