Happy Birthday to Keith Noel Emerson who today turns 65 and is best known for his keyboard and Moog pyrotechnics when he was the "E" in ELP. But before that he was backing the fantastic (and, here in States, underloved) vocalist P.P. Arnold along with three other gents who would eventually become The Nice, a band that belonged to the first wave of UK Prog Rockers. Their second single was a take on Leonard Bernstein's America, from Westside Story (with some uncredited Dvorak thrown in the mix). The hard to hear words that the little kid speaks at the end are this: "America is present with promises and anticipation, but is murdered by the hand of the inevitable." Unspecific but not inappropriate words that haven't exactly aged beyond application in 41 years time.