The composer Murray Gold was born on this day in 1969 in Portsmouth, England. Photo of Gold in his studio from 2007. Retrieved from here. Gold is best known for … Continue reading On This Day (February 28)…Happy Birthday, Murray Gold!
The composer Paddy Kingsland was born on this day in 1947. Kingsland at work. Retrieved from here. Kingsland is famous for his work at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a group … Continue reading On This Day (January 30)…Happy Birthday, Paddy Kingsland!
The keyboardist and composer Donald Smith Airey was born on this day in 1948. Don Airey onstage with Rainbow. I've used this photo before to illustrate Airey and most certainly … Continue reading On This Day (June 21)…Happy Birthday, Don Airey!
The keyboardist and composer Jon Douglas Lord was born on this day in 1941. Jon Lord with the fourth lineup of Deep Purple. Retrieved from here. Born in Leicester, Lord … Continue reading On This Day (June 9)…Happy Birthday, Jon Lord!
As one of rock 'n roll's most famous and most talented keyboardists, he work didn't just break boundaries, but smashed them like the man himself smashed Hammond organs onstage. He was one of the first keyboardists in rock 'n roll to act as a prominent fixture onstage. And as one of his final interviews reveals, he most wanted to be known as a composer. This is just a taste of the man that was Keith Noel Emerson, born on this day in 1944...