King Crimson
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1969-01-13
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King Crimson Biography (Wikipedia)

King Crimson are an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history of which 21 musicians have been members; since 2016 it has consisted of Robert Fripp, Jakko Jakszyk, Tony Levin, Mel Collins, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey. Fripp is the only consistent member of the group, and is considered the band's leader and driving force. The band has earned a large cult following.

Developed from the unsuccessful trio Giles, Giles and Fripp, the band were seminal in the progressive rock genre in its first five years with its standard of instrumentation and complex song structures. King Crimson's debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King (1969), remains its most successful and influential, with its elements of jazz, classical, and experimental music. Their success increased following an opening act performance for The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, London, in 1969. Following the less successful In the Wake of Poseidon (1970), Lizard (1970), and Islands (1971), the group reached a new creative peak with Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973), Starless and Bible Black (1974), and Red (1974). Fripp disbanded the group in 1974.

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I Talk To The Wind
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I Talk To The Wind
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21st Century Schizoid Man
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21st Century Schizoid Man
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In The Court Of King Crimson
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In The Court Of King Crimson
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The Mincer/Talking Drum/ Extracts Larks Tounge In Aspic - Concertgebouw 1973
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The Mincer/Talking Drum/ Extracts Larks Tounge In Aspic - Concertgebouw 1973
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Book Of Saturday - Concertgebouw 1973
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Book Of Saturday - Concertgebouw 1973
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Lament - Concertgebouw 1973
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Lament - Concertgebouw 1973
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Easy Money - Concertgebouw 1973
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Easy Money - Concertgebouw 1973
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The Court Of The Crimson King (Including "The Return Of The Fire Witch" And "The
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Cat Food
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Cat Food
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Elephant Talk
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