This Day In Music 20.03.2016
Their first album was released in early 1970. Meanwhile, Palmer received a call from Keith Emerson to audition for a new group and left Atomic Rooster in the summer of 1970. He met up with two other young English musicians, Greg Lake (from King Crimson) and Keth Emerson (from The Nice).
By the summer of 1970 they had formed a band: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, one of the most iconic progressive rock supergroup of the '70s.
The band has been the most successful of his career, and he remained with ELP until they first disbanded in 1980.Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Drum Solo - Live in Switzerland, 1970
Following the first break-up of ELP in 1980, Palmer joined John Wetton, Steve Howe and Geoff Downes to form Asia.
Asia, Heat of the Moment, 1982
Palmer left Asia in 1991 and rejoined the newly reformed ELP in 1992.
Fanfare for the Common Man's drum solo, live in Concert at the National Harbor in Alexandria, VA, July 2009
In recent years, Palmer has performed a series of drum clinics across the UK, Europe and United States. He has been reunited with the original line-up of Asia since 2006. They celebrated their 25th anniversary, and have since released 4 new studio albums, Phoenix, in 2008, Omega in 2010, XXX (30) in 2012 and Gravitas in 2014.
Asia - Valkyrie (from Gravitas, 2014)