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The Nice

About

The Nice were an English progressive rock band active in the late 1960s. They blended rock, jazz and classical music and were keyboardist Keith Emerson's first commercially successful band.

The group was formed in 1967 by Emerson, Lee Jackson, David O'List and Ian Hague to back soul singer P. P. Arnold. After replacing Hague with Brian Davison, the group set out on their own, quickly developing a strong live following. The group's stage performances featured Emerson's Hammond organ showmanship and abuse of the instrument. Their compositions included radical rearrangements of classical music themes and Bob Dylan songs.

The band achieved 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 leave the band in early 1970 in order to form Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The group briefly reformed in 2002 for a series of concerts.

Articles

February 13, 2022

Kodak Black Reportedly Among 4 Shot Outside Super Bowl Party

The gunfire erupted outside The Nice Guy restaurant, striking and injuring four men ages 60, 22, 20 and 19, the LAPD said.

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February 12, 2022

3 Injured After Shots Fired at L.A. Afterparty for Justin Bieber Concert

All three individuals, now in stable condition, were shot after a fight broke out outside The Nice Guy on Saturday morning.

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February 12, 2022

Three People Shot Following Fight Outside Justin Bieber Afterparty in Los Angeles

Gunshot victims transported to hospital in stable condition after fight breaks out outiside L.A. hotspot The Nice Guy, which was hosting celeb-filled post-concert afterparty

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October 14, 2021

Hear Courtney Barnett’s Feisty Theme Song for ‘Harriet the Spy’

The punk-tinged track is titled "Smile Real Nice"

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October 14, 2021

Courtney Barnett releases theme song for new ‘Harriet the Spy’ animated series

'Smile Real Nice' will feature in the opening sequences for the upcoming Apple TV+ adaptation The post Courtney Barnett releases theme song for new ‘Harriet the Spy’ animated series appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Radio Days (Live 1967-69)

August 8, 2019

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Live At The Fillmore East December 1969

January 1, 2009

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Five Bridges

January 1, 2009

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Elegy

January 1, 2009

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Autumn 1967 And Spring 1968

January 1, 2009

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Nice

September 16, 1969

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The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack

December 31, 1967

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