Todd Recommends: “From the Beginning” by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

As a young teen, I was fortunate enough to live across the street from a kid who played guitar. I soon got the bug, and he began to teach me the basic chords… Not long after, while everyone else was dying to play “Stairway to Heaven”, I longed to learn this melodic, breezy, and hypnotic ballad by Greg Lake, of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The opening riff catches the ear, and makes you want to hear more. Soon, Carl Palmer’s bongo backbeat, along with Keith Emerson’s sci- fi sounding synthesizer completes this wonderful tune..carried along by Lake’s beautiful voice. I hope you enjoy this calypso-esque tune as much as I have through the years 🙂

(Song recommendation by Todd Lamph)

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