Probably my greatest rock hero and one of the most accomplished rock keyboard players the world has seen.

RIP dude.
Like Rush and Yes and Supertramp they were master musicians who's improvising and solidity as a group was astounding to see live!

I feel like my youth has all but lost it's heroes!

A true late 20th century musical pioneer and hugely talented.  He trail-blazed in a most unique and formative time in history of pop/rock music.  Music critic's didn't get ELP and demonized them but true music lovers out there knew they were hearing something unique, new  and special and it all revolved around Keith Emerson.   A huge loss.