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.
Page last updated: 6:58am, 02