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    Posted: May 18 2013 at 23:01
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ELP's 1974 Wembley concert tickets had Emo's name wrongly spelled as 'Emmerson', which apparently did not make him very happy




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I dunno if any of this is repeating by now, with 37 pages, but...

Greg Lake wrote Lucky Man when he was 12, the other band members didn't like it originally.

There was a short-lived project between Jimmy Page, Chris Squire and Alan White, that was originally even going to have Robert Plant on vocals. XYZ, eX-Zeppelin-and-Yes, they were called.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2013 at 18:31
Originally posted by Dhorr

Greg Lake wrote Lucky Man when he was 12, the other band members didn't like it originally.
Also, Keith Emerson's Moog solo was a 1st take and he was just screwing around.  He hated the solo and thought it was embarrassing, but Lake was adamant that it was perfect so they went with it.  Many years later they brought the song back to the live stage and Keith called up Keyboard magazine to get their transcription of the solo because he couldn't remember how he played it Wink 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2013 at 18:47
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by Dhorr

Greg Lake wrote Lucky Man when he was 12, the other band members didn't like it originally.
Also, Keith Emerson's Moog solo was a 1st take and he was just screwing around.  He hated the solo and thought it was embarrassing, but Lake was adamant that it was perfect so they went with it.  Many years later they brought the song back to the live stage and Keith called up Keyboard magazine to get their transcription of the solo because he couldn't remember how he played it Wink 
 
LOL. Awesome. That reminds me of where the "Tom Sawyer" synthesizer riff came from: a pattern Geddy used to play on his synths during soundchecks that was otherwise nothing special till he realized it fit somewhere else.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dhorr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2013 at 19:11
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by Dhorr

Greg Lake wrote Lucky Man when he was 12, the other band members didn't like it originally.
Also, Keith Emerson's Moog solo was a 1st take and he was just screwing around.  He hated the solo and thought it was embarrassing, but Lake was adamant that it was perfect so they went with it.  Many years later they brought the song back to the live stage and Keith called up Keyboard magazine to get their transcription of the solo because he couldn't remember how he played it Wink 

That's pretty funny... It reminds me of how I always wondered how Pink Floyd performed Echoes live - if I remember right a lot of it was improvisation, so did they just remember roughly what they did or just improvise all over again? Anyway, thanks for that little fact, I laughed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2013 at 21:55
Probably been mentioned before here but I read that both Bryan Ferry and Elton John auditioned for the lead vocal spot in Crimson.
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After the release of their '77 album Pompeii, Triumvirat keyboardist/producer Jurgen Fritz would not agree to bringing the band to America to tour. Vocalist Barry Palmer did not understand why, and felt that it was an important missed opportunity.
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Here's another - Barry Palmer's voice sounds like Peter Cetera's (to me anyway).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 31 2013 at 21:16
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Here's another - Barry Palmer's voice sounds like Peter Cetera's (to me anyway).
That's the first time i ever heard that said, got me thinking
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Originally posted by Dhorr


I dunno if any of this is repeating by now, with 37 pages, but...
Greg Lake wrote Lucky Man when he was 12, the other band members didn't like it originally.
There was a short-lived project between Jimmy Page, Chris Squire and Alan White, that was originally even going to have Robert Plant on vocals. XYZ, eX-Zeppelin-and-Yes, they were called.



I believe the song "Mind Drive" was written using ideas from that project.
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Originally posted by presdoug

After the release of their '77 album Pompeii, Triumvirat keyboardist/producer Jurgen Fritz would not agree to bringing the band to America to tour. Vocalist Barry Palmer did not understand why, and felt that it was an important missed opportunity.
I can make a guess why Jurgen Fritz did not want to tour America at that time-Triumvirat touring in America was known solely as having frontman Helmut Koellen in the band; Mr. Koellen had just died (suicide) and i bet Fritz did not want to deal with such a thing at that crucial time with everybody. That is just a guess, mind you, i could be way off.
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This may be better described as coincidental but here goes:

There are two different live albums in which, when a song is being introduced, someone in the audience hollers "Go get 'em, Stephen!" I first noticed it on "Yessongs," just before Heart of the Sunrise. Years later I finally got the older album "4 Way Street" by CSNY, and just after Neil Young introduces Stephen Stills and before 49 Bye-Byes/America's Children, same holler, probably different person.

One has to wonder if the Yes fan was inspired by the Stills fan or if it was just coincidence.

In 1987, at a Kansas concert, I carried on the "tradition," hollering the same thing to Steve Morse.
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Originally posted by AreYouHuman

This may be better described as coincidental but here goes:

There are two different live albums in which, when a song is being introduced, someone in the audience hollers "Go get 'em, Stephen!" I first noticed it on "Yessongs," just before Heart of the Sunrise. Years later I finally got the older album "4 Way Street" by CSNY, and just after Neil Young introduces Stephen Stills and before 49 Bye-Byes/America's Children, same holler, probably different person.

One has to wonder if the Yes fan was inspired by the Stills fan or if it was just coincidence.

In 1987, at a Kansas concert, I carried on the "tradition," hollering the same thing to Steve Morse.


Well, the first album I heard from Yes was the Yes Album, and the reason why I liked it was because it sounded like CSN&Y of whom I was a great fan. So, no it might not have been a coincidence. Smile
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This is a bit off topic, as it isn't prog, but i am reminded of my Dad's story when he was young, and he and his friend were at a Coleman Hawkins concert (an older jazz player) and my Dad's friend yelled out something a bit more derogatory- "Go home and die, Hawk!"

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2013 at 04:50
Not obscure for most metallers but anyway here it goes

The artwork of DT's 2011 A Dramatic Turn Of Events borrowed from the artwork of Circus Maximus 2005 debut album The 1st Chapter


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Black Sabbaths Paranoid original title was War Pigs but the record company didn't like it so  ,the second choise was Electric Funeral but at the end they call it Paranoid
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In the 60s Caterina Caselli and Giorgio Gaber were presenting a show for the Italian TV. They were used to introduce a a new artist each everytime. One day Caterina Caselli invited Francesco Guccini, later to become famous as single songwriter. Unfortunately also the guest invited by Gaber was a "Francesco" so they decided to ask him to change his name.  

This is how "Francesco Battiato" became "Franco Battiato"
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Black Sabbaths Paranoid original title was War Pigs but the record company didn't like it so  ,the second choise was Electric Funeral but at the end they call it Paranoid
Paranoid was a song done in a hurry to complete the album. It became the album title and their biggest single!
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