Sunday, August 17, 2008

King Crimson

King Crimson: The Beginning Of Progressive Rock?

Formed in the late 1960's, the British group King Crimson, wasn't the first, but is considered one of the most influential progressive rock groups.

Originally, Robert Fripp joined drummer Michael Giles and his brother, bassist Peter Giles to form Giles, Giles and Fripp. Even though their first album didn't do well, they continued on, adding Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield. Eventually, Greg Lake joined, becoming the lead singer, and replacing Peter Giles as base player.

King Crimson made their live debut on April 9, 1969 at a free concert staged by The Rolling Stones:

King Crimson

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