Happy Birthday To The Late Great Keith Emerson

My dad always listened to classical music in the car. KING-FM in Seattle to be specific. I was never very happy about that, but, as Dad said “The driver picks the station!” So I was exposed to quite a bit of classical music. So the first time I heard Hoedown from ELP, I thought “hmmm, that sounds familiar? Where have I heard that?” Wasn’t till much later I realized it was their take on the Aaron Copeland tune from Rodeo. Watching the video below, it still amazes me how fast Keith Emerson could play. I mean, you don’t NEED to play it that fast! But he could. So he did.

PS, love the bottle