Rock superstar Keith Emerson lived on the Maybridge estate in Goring. He went to West Tarring school and worked at Lloyds Bank Registrars where he played piano in the bar at lunchtimes.
Keith Emerson began his career with The Nice who got their first big break backing soul singer PP Arnold in 1967. The Nice, famous for their rendition of America from Bernstein’s West Side Story, was led by the flamboyant showmanship of Keith as their keyboard player. After The Nice, Keith formed 1970s supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
The Allmusic website describes Keith as perhaps the greatest, most technically accomplished keyboardist in rock history. He now lives in California but visits Worthing from time to time.
There is a framed picture of Keith on the wall of the Ivy Arch Studios where the Rock the Chamber contest took place. Keith has certainly shown Worthing’s got talent and following in his footsteps so did the young bands there on the last Saturday in June.
Today Worthing Daily has featured the two winners Imbium and The Luvettes who will be on stage at the Rotary Carnival on August Bank Holiday Monday. We will follow their careers with interest as we will the other three talented acts that took part.
We mentioned Bryony of The Luvettes was a finalist in Teen Star at the O2 . Alannah Marchewa got through to the final round of Parks Resorts Has Got Talent. The youngest band in the contest (four 14 years-old and one 15) Man Alive were very impressive and played well together. Dark Horizon performed well and are all talented musicians.
And we are sure there are more out there in Worthing’s wings.
Tell us about them and we will continue to show Worthing’s got talent.