The German keyboardist Jürgen Fritz was born on this day in 1953. Retrieved from here. Fritz is best known as a member of the West German band Triumvirat. Triumvirat were … Continue reading On This Day (March 12)…Happy Birthday, Jürgen Fritz!
Jon Lord's injury, plus an overview of Deep Purple's similar reactions to member injuries in the past and a brief discussion of a possible successor. The Surprising post #3.
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 pianist, actress and activist Hazel Scott was born on this day in 1920. Retrieved from here. A bona fide child prodigy, Scott was raised primarily by her mother Alma, … Continue reading On This Day (June 11)…Happy Birthday, Hazel Scott!
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!
The keyboardist Peter Baumann was born on this day in 1953. Retrieved from here. Baumann was born in Berlin; his father was also a musician, while his mother was an … Continue reading On This Day (January 29)…Happy Birthday, Peter Baumann!
You may not know her, but if you are a fan of the progressive rock of the 1970s, the synth-pop of the 1980s, the electronic dance-music of the 2000s or … Continue reading On This Day (November 14)…Happy Birthday, Wendy Carlos!
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...