From the Beginning

By 1972, Progressive Rock was firmly established, and it was even making inroads in the culture in the US. No thanks to the big Top 40 Stations really, but thanks to the new kid on the block, FM radio.

This song is “From the Beginning” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, from their 1972 album Trilogy. When YouTube trips over the privacy extensions in your browser, and says that the embedded video is unavailable, use that link.

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Fanfare for the Common Man

“Fanfare for the Common Man” was written in 1942 by American composer Aaron Copland. Originally it was written for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

This version is from 1977 by the British group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, from their Works I album. This version was used as the theme song to CBS Sports Spectacular as well as used in other places and times.

If you’re interested in how the symphonic version sounds, you can find it after the break.

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