1951 – Mar 20- Birmingham, England
1970-1979 – member of musical group Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
1981-1990 – founded musical group Asia, a supergroup whose other members came from the ranks of Yes and King Crimson. "Heat of the Moment" became their signature tune and a huge international hit.
1990’s – however, he was back working with Emerson, Lake & Palmer (following a brief sojourn by his former bandmates in collaboration with Cozy Powell in Emerson, Lake & Powell.
2001-2002 – just into his 50’s, Palmer probably enjoyed the highest level of musical respect of the three members of the trio, mostly by virtue of his sustained (and still overwhelming) virtuosity.