Watch An Amazing 1970 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Concert In 1970
The English rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer become the first supergroup long before the term even existed in the 70s. Formed from the veteran 60s rock groups of Nice, King Crimson, and Atomic Rooster, the holy triumvirate became one of the pioneers of the well-known progressive rock during the decade.
Back in 1970, ELP managed to debut successfully following their prominence in the Isle of Wright Festival. The trio, after releasing their self-titled debut album, conducted a series of tours to promote their material inside the German and English-speaking countries. Their live performance in Zurich, Switzerland became a well-known show from their first-ever tour.
The concert began with a captivating performance of “Pictures at an Exhibition”, which the band had performed in full version. The setlist for the night also presented the entire first side of the promoted album, namely “The Barbarian,” “Take a Pebble,” and “Knife-Edge.” It also included “Nutrocker,” “Preacher Blues,” and Nice’s “Rondo.”
Each of them was given the chance to perform in the spotlight, to avoid the people’s confusion that Keith Emerson is the only good player among them. Luckily it turned out to be one of their greatest performances for the whole duration of their tour, and one of the unforgettable moments of their career as a supergroup.