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Encyclopedia > Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer (born Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer, on March 20, 1950, in Handsworth, Birmingham, England) is a British percussionist. He is often credited as one of the most respected and influential Rock drummers of all time. Palmer is a veteran of a number of British bands, including The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Asia. He has also contributed to works by Mike Oldfield. March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Handsworth is the name of more than one place. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... The Crazy World of Arthur Brown is a psychedelic rock album by Arthur Brown, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, 1971 Atomic Rooster was a British progressive rock group formed by ex-Crazy World of Arthur Brown members, Vincent Crane and Carl Palmer in 1969. ... ELP Logo Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) was a British progressive rock group. ... Asia is an arena rock/progressive rock group. ... Mike Oldfield on the album cover of Amarok (1990) Michael Gordon Oldfield (born May 15, 1953 in Reading, England) is a multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends rock or progressive rock, New Age Music, ethnic or world music, and classical music. ...

One frequent point of confusion relates to Palmer's work with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. He was the touring drummer with the group, but was not the drummer on the group's album The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Drachen Theaker was the drummer on the album, but his fear of flying meant that he was not able to tour with the group, and thus Palmer became a member of the band.

Following his departure from The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Palmer joined up with Vincent Crane to form Atomic Rooster. Palmer played on just one album before departing for Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. Palmer remained with ELP until their circa 1979 breakup. He followed with a new band called P.M. and left that project in favor of Asia with former members of Yes, King Crimson, and Buggles. Palmer and Emerson combined again, this time with American guitarist and singer Robert Berry, to form a group called 3. The trio released one relatively unsuccessful album in 1987. Atomic Rooster were a British Progressive rock group formed by ex-Crazy World of Arthur Brown members, Vincent Crane and Carl Palmer in 1969. ... Yes are an English progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... King Crimson is an English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... The Age of Plastic The Buggles were a New Wave band formed in 1977 consisting of Geoff Downes (percussion, keyboards), Trevor Horn (bass guitar, guitar, percussion, vocals) and Bruce Woolley. ... Robert Berry is a rock musician, not to be confused with Richard Berry. ...

Palmer later rejoined the newly-reformed ELP in 1992 for Black Moon, In the Hot Seat, a box set, as well as several DVDs and the subsequent tours. Following the final break-up of ELP in 1998, Palmer toured on-and-off with his Carl Palmer band. In addition to these tours, he has released four "new" albums, most notably Working Live Vol. I & II as well as an anthology album.

Although none of the groups Palmer performed with are yet in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Palmer's 2½ ton stainless steel drum set is, after being purchased and donated by Ringo Starr. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular English musician, singer, and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ...

In recent years, Carl has performed a series of drum clinics across the UK and Europe. He is currently on tour with the original line-up of Asia, celebrating their 25th anniversary.

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Drummerworld: Carl Palmer (1543 words)
Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer was born on March 20, 1950 in Birmingham, England.
Carl got a set of drums for his eleventh birthday, and began to study the instrument a while later.
Carl Palmer told Rolling Stone magazine August 5, 1971 issue: "We were stuck in NYC for 3 months and Arthur didn't want to play.
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Palmer and Wetton have said that they had a feeling in the studio they were doing something special but no one could have been prepared for what happened next.
The thought of Carl Palmer assembling a progressive trio might seem like he was relying on formula, especially since the band’s material consisted mainly of ELP classics, but this was indeed a new direction.
Carl Palmer has already announced plans for Working Live: Volume 2, to be released in 2004 (including original material) and the band continues on a torrid touring schedule to this very day.
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