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  • 1. 

    Where was Carl Palmer of the band Emerson, Lake & Palmer born?

    • A.

      Cambridge, England

    • B.

      Oxford, England

    • C.

      Lancaster, England

    • D.

      Birmingham, England

    Correct Answer
    D. Birmingham, England
    Explanation
    Carl Palmer of the band Emerson, Lake & Palmer was born in Birmingham, England.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of Emerson Lake & Palmer's debut album?

    • A.

      Black Moon

    • B.

      Brain Salad Surgery

    • C.

      Trilogy

    • D.

      Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Correct Answer
    D. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Emerson, Lake & Palmer." This is the name of the band itself, and their debut album was also titled "Emerson, Lake & Palmer." Therefore, the correct answer is the name of the band and their debut album.

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  • 3. 

    What was the hit from Emerson Lake & Palmer's self-titled album?

    • A.

      Tank

    • B.

      The Barbarian

    • C.

      Knife-Edge

    • D.

      Lucky Man

    Correct Answer
    D. Lucky Man
    Explanation
    "Lucky Man" was the hit from Emerson Lake & Palmer's self-titled album.

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  • 4. 

    What Emerson, Lake & Palmer album cover featured a white bird?

    • A.

      Brain Salad Surgery

    • B.

      Tarkus

    • C.

      Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    • D.

      Black Moon

    Correct Answer
    C. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Emerson, Lake & Palmer. This is because the question is asking for the album cover that featured a white bird, and the self-titled album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer prominently displays a white bird on its cover.

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  • 5. 

    Who did Emerson Lake & Palmer get to replace Carl Palmer to form a new ELP?

    • A.

      Phil Pollins

    • B.

      Ringo Parr

    • C.

      Chris Prince

    • D.

      Cozy Powell

    Correct Answer
    D. Cozy Powell
    Explanation
    Cozy Powell was chosen by Emerson Lake & Palmer to replace Carl Palmer and form a new ELP.

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  • 6. 

    What two members were responsible for the formation of Emerson Lake & Palmer?

    • A.

      Keith Emerson And Carl Palmer

    • B.

      Carl Palmer And Greg Lake

    • C.

      Keith Emerson And Greg Lake

    • D.

      Kevin Emerson And Greg Lake

    Correct Answer
    C. Keith Emerson And Greg Lake
    Explanation
    Keith Emerson and Greg Lake were responsible for the formation of Emerson Lake & Palmer. They were both talented musicians and had previously worked together in the band The Nice. They decided to form a new band along with drummer Carl Palmer, combining their individual skills and musical styles to create a unique sound. With Emerson on keyboards, Lake on vocals and bass, and Palmer on drums, they became one of the most successful and influential progressive rock bands of the 1970s.

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  • 7. 

    What was Emerson Lake & Palmer's first successful concept album?

    • A.

      Tarkus

    • B.

      Emerson Lake & Palmer

    • C.

      Brain Salad Surgery

    • D.

      Trilogy

    Correct Answer
    A. Tarkus
    Explanation
    Tarkus was Emerson Lake & Palmer's first successful concept album. Released in 1971, it showcased the band's progressive rock style and experimental approach. The album's title track, "Tarkus," is a 20-minute epic that tells the story of a mythical creature. With its complex compositions and intricate musical arrangements, Tarkus solidified Emerson Lake & Palmer's reputation as one of the pioneers of progressive rock.

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  • 8. 

    What was the first Emerson Lake and Palmer album under the Manticore Records imprint?

    • A.

      Trilogy

    • B.

      Emerson Lake & Palmer

    • C.

      Brain Salad Surgery

    • D.

      Tarkus

    Correct Answer
    C. Brain Salad Surgery
    Explanation
    Brain Salad Surgery was the first Emerson Lake and Palmer album released under the Manticore Records imprint. This album, released in 1973, is considered one of their most ambitious and successful works. It features a blend of progressive rock, classical influences, and experimental sounds. The album includes iconic tracks such as "Karn Evil 9" and "Jerusalem." Brain Salad Surgery showcased the band's musical prowess and solidified their place in the progressive rock genre.

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  • 9. 

    What Emerson Lake & Palmer album was created to satisfy a contract agreement?

    • A.

      Brain Salad Surgery

    • B.

      Black Moon

    • C.

      Love Beach

    • D.

      Emerson Lake & Palmer

    Correct Answer
    C. Love Beach
    Explanation
    Love Beach was created to satisfy a contract agreement.

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  • 10. 

    Which member of Emerson Lake & Palmer was born in Dorset, England?

    • A.

      Carl Palmer

    • B.

      Greg Lake

    • C.

      Keith Emerson

    • D.

      George Lake

    Correct Answer
    B. Greg Lake
    Explanation
    Greg Lake was born in Dorset, England.

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  • 11. 

    What rock guitarist considered joining Emerson Lake and Palmer in the early stages?

    • A.

      Jimmy Page

    • B.

      Stevie Ray Vaughan

    • C.

      Jimi Hendrix

    • D.

      Eric Clapton

    Correct Answer
    C. Jimi Hendrix
    Explanation
    Jimi Hendrix is the correct answer because he was a renowned rock guitarist who was approached to join Emerson Lake and Palmer in their early stages. Hendrix's talent and reputation as a guitarist made him a potential candidate for the band, although it is not clear why he ultimately did not join. Nonetheless, his name is often associated with the band's early history and potential collaborations.

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  • 12. 

    What Emerson, Lake and Palmer song hit #39 in the U.S., their highest charting single?

    • A.

      Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    • B.

      From The Beginning

    • C.

      Trilogy

    • D.

      The Sheriff

    Correct Answer
    B. From The Beginning
    Explanation
    "From The Beginning" is the correct answer because it reached #39 on the U.S. charts, making it Emerson, Lake and Palmer's highest charting single. This suggests that the song was popular and well-received by audiences, leading to its success on the charts.

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  • 13. 

    What song from Emerson Lake & Palmer's "Black Moon" album was a bonus track on Rhino re-issues?

    • A.

      Footprints In The Snow

    • B.

      Better Days

    • C.

      Burning Bridges

    • D.

      Farewell To Arms

    Correct Answer
    A. Footprints In The Snow
    Explanation
    The song "Footprints In The Snow" from Emerson Lake & Palmer's "Black Moon" album was included as a bonus track on Rhino re-issues.

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  • 14. 

    What Emerson, Lake & Palmer album cover features a merry go round?

    • A.

      Brain Salad Surgery

    • B.

      Trilogy

    • C.

      Love Beach

    • D.

      Black Moon

    Correct Answer
    D. Black Moon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Black Moon because it is the only album cover among the options that features a merry go round. Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Black Moon in 1992, and the album cover depicts a black and white image of a merry go round, which is a carousel-like amusement ride.

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  • 15. 

    What led to the final break-up of Emerson Lake & Palmer?

    • A.

      Medical Issues

    • B.

      Conflicts About A New Album

    • C.

      Contract Issues

    • D.

      Conflicts About Schedules

    Correct Answer
    B. Conflicts About A New Album
    Explanation
    The final break-up of Emerson Lake & Palmer was caused by conflicts about a new album. This suggests that the band members had differing opinions or disagreements regarding the creative direction or content of the album they were working on. These conflicts could have led to tension and ultimately resulted in the break-up of the band.

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  • 16. 

    Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake & Palmer complained publicly that Greg Lake didn't do what daily?

    • A.

      Work To Maintain His Musical Skills

    • B.

      Work On Creating More Fans

    • C.

      Work To Write New Songs

    • D.

      Work On Booking New Events For The Band

    Correct Answer
    A. Work To Maintain His Musical Skills
    Explanation
    Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake & Palmer complained publicly that Greg Lake didn't work to maintain his musical skills. This suggests that Keith Emerson believed that Greg Lake was not putting in enough effort to improve and develop his musical abilities. This lack of dedication to honing his skills could have been seen as detrimental to the band's overall musical performance and success.

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  • 17. 

    What member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer published his autobiography in 2004?

    • A.

      Keith Emerson

    • B.

      Greg Lake

    • C.

      Carl Palmer

    • D.

      Cozy Powell

    Correct Answer
    A. Keith Emerson
    Explanation
    Keith Emerson is the correct answer because he is a member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and he published his autobiography in 2004. The question specifically asks for the member of the band who published their autobiography, and Keith Emerson fits that description.

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  • 18. 

    What Emerson Lake & Palmer member was the composer of the television series "Iron Man"?

    • A.

      Greg Lake

    • B.

      Cozy Powell

    • C.

      Carl Palmer

    • D.

      Keith Emerson

    Correct Answer
    D. Keith Emerson
    Explanation
    Keith Emerson was a member of the band Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) and he was the composer of the television series "Iron Man". ELP was known for their progressive rock music and innovative compositions, and Keith Emerson was a key figure in the band's sound. He was a highly skilled keyboardist and composer, and his contributions to ELP's music were significant. Therefore, it makes sense that he would also be the composer for the television series "Iron Man".

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