Keith Noel Emerson was an English keyboardist, composer and pianist. He lived from 2 November 1944 to 11 March 2016. His career began as a member the Keith Emerson Trio and John Brown’s Bodies. He was also a member of Gary Farr, the T-Bones, The V.I.P., and Gary Farr. The Nice, which was his backing band with P. P. Arnold and’s. Emerson had his first commercial success in The Nice in late 1960s. He then joined Emerson and Lake.