Throwback Concert: Emerson, Lake & Palmer at New Haven Coliseum 1977

Throwback Concert: Emerson, Lake & Palmer at New Haven Coliseum 1977

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1977!

That year PLR presented Emerson, Lake & Palmer at New Haven Coliseum. ELP was on its “Works Tour” to support their “Works Volume 1″ and Works Volume 2” studio albums that both came out separately in 1977. Among the hit songs that came out of these two albums include Fanfare for the Common Man, C’est la Vie and Maple Leaf Rag.

Today we look back at ELP’s show in New Haven….


An Evening with Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Tour: Works

Wednesday November 30, 1977

New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Prices: $8.50, $7.50 and $6.50

Band Lineup: Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (vocals, guitars, bass), Carl Palmer (drums)


  1. Introductory Fanfare
  2. Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini cover)
  3. Hoedown (Aaron Copland cover)
  4. Tarkus
  5. Take a Pebble
  6. Piano Concerto No. 1, First Movement
  7. Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin cover)
  8. Take a Pebble (fugue)
  9. C’est la vie
  10. Lucky Man
  11. Pictures of an Exhibition (Modest Mussorgsky cover) – End of Set 1
  12. Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 2 – Beginning of Set 2
  13. Tiger in a Spotlight
  14. Watching Over You
  15. Tank
  16. Drum Solo
  17. The Enemy God (Dances With the Black Spirits)
  18. Nutrock (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky cover)
  19. Pirates
  20. Fanfare For The Common Man (Aaron Copland cover)
  21. Blue Rondo a la Turk (The Dave Brubek Quartet)
  22. Show Me The Way to Go Home (Ella Shields cover) – Encore



Backstage pass courtesy of Bob Olsen

Ticket sub courtesy of Bob Olsen


Check out these live clips of ELP in 1977