Switched-On Symphony!

Keyboard supremo & Emo fanatic Tom Szakaly has discovered a recording of part of The ‘Switched On Symphony‘ TV event on March 14th 1970 with Zubin Mehta and the NICE.The group performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta and broadcast on television. The show featured a number of artists jamming together, […]


Alan Whiting writes: I saw The Nice twice.Once in Nottingham in December 1968 at  the Newton Building (part of the Polytechnic), then the following year at Leicester De Montfort Hall. The former concert was absolutely BRILLIANT. Was close to the stage and was in awe as Keith E used his organ as a “knife cushion. […]

5 Bridges – the first idea

The initial idea for the  Five Bridges Suite written on an Air Lingus airsick bag July 1969. Taken from a fascinating article on the Keith Emerson official site

Contact sheets

I made these photocopies back in the 70s at the SKR photo library, couldn’t afford to buy too many actual prints, sadly. I wonder who has them now?

Malcolm Langstaff

Undoubtedly the breifest tenure in the band, Malcolm Langstaff was a guitarist frm the North-east (presumably known to Lee) who replaced Davy O’List for a few weeks. he was cited in the press (called “Gordon”) as having joined, then shortly afterwards having “left” and I can find no further reference to him. Has anyone got […]