The book includes many previously unseen photos of Keith at home, at work and play from the private Emerson family archives, as well as professional portraits and live performance photographs. Close family and friends share memories and stories from throughout his life, while fellow musicians from the world of prog, rock and classical share stories of Emerson’s talent and dedication, his spirit, generosity and sense of humor.
The book includes new interviews with Keith’s children, his ex-wife, close personal friends, former partner Mari Kawaguchi, ex-ELP member Carl Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Lee Jackson, Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Alan White, Dave Kilminster, Marc Bonilla, Rachel Flowers, Darius Brubeck, Geoff Downes and others.
Keith Emerson: The Official Illustrated Story is available in two editions:
- Classic Edition:
- 280mm x 220mm hardback
- 224 pages
- Over 200 previously unpublished family photos, classic performance images and private correspondence
- Signature Edition
- Classic Edition book in clamshell box
- Signed by Chris Welch and Aaron Emerson
- Archival quality art print portrait of Keith
- CD of an unheard interview
- Sheet music of Keith’s first ever original composition Quatermass Boogie Woogie
See the book site for more information.