Pretentious is the word most often associated with ELP and many of their college crowd fans. I was a bit younger and heard many older cool kids playing ELP and claiming it was great music. They turned their noses up at CCR. I never quite saw the appeal of ELP.
I haven’t heard ELP on any classic rock stations. I’d guess their old music is posted on youtube. I have no interest in looking for their stuff. I heard it enough in the 70’s.
Are they just an odd footnote in early 70’s progressive rock? Did they leave any legacy at all?