The Nice

The Nice

THE NICE. English progressive rock band active in the late 1960s. They blended rock, jazz and classical music becoming keyboardist Keith Emerson's first commercially successful band. The group was formed in 1967 by Keith Emerson / Lee Jackson / David O'List and Ian Hague in order to back soul singer PP Arnold. After replacing Hague with Brian Davison, they branched out on their own, quickly developing a strong live following. The group's sound was centred around Emerson's Hammond organ showmanship and their radical rearrangements of classical music themes and Bob Dylan songs. They achieved some commercial success with an instrumental rearrangement of Leonard Bernstein's "America" following which O'List left the group. The remaining members carried on as a trio, releasing several albums, before Emerson decided to split the band in early 1970 in order to form Emerson Lake & Palmer. Keith Emerson died aged 71 on 11th March 2016 in Santa Monica California of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Following an autopsy, the medical examiner ruled his death a suicide and concluded that he had also suffered from heart disease and depression associated with alcohol. According to his  girlfriend Mari Kawaguchi, he had sadly become "depressed, nervous and anxious" because nerve damage had hampered his playing and he was worried that he would perform poorly at upcoming concerts and thereby disappoint his fans ...........

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The Nice

Reference Number. 14288R


Three original 2002 index cards, clearly signed in marker pens by Keith Emerson / Lee Jackson and Dave O'List

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Brian Davison Flyer

Reference Number. BDFLY1


A rare original Every Which Way / Rare Bird / Audience concert advertising flyer for Friday February 26th 1971 at the Free Trade Hall Manchester

We have (4) of these flyers available


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The Nice

Reference Number. 12872C


An original vintage 1974 German Pop Magazine page, clearly signed in ink by all three group members from this period ; Keith Emerson d2016 / Lee Jackson and Brian Davison d2008

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Nice Ticket

Reference Number. NTK2


An original Nice ticket for Royal Festival Hall on Friday March 6th 1970

Stalls Seat C12  Price 30s

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