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King Crimson

King Crimson
Formed: 1969 in England
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, John Wetton, Keith Tippett, Gordon Haskell, Greg Lake, Trey Gunn, Boz Burrell, Mel Collins, David Cross, Robert ...See All
Biography: If there is one group that embodies progressive rock, it is King Crimson. Led by guitar/Mellotron virtuoso Robert Fripp, during its first five years of existence the band stretched both the language and structure of rock into realms of jazz and classical music, all the while avoiding pop and psychedelic ...Read full biography
In the Court of the Crimson King
Released: 1969
Label: Universal Distribution
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The group's definitive album, and one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody. At the time, it blew all of the progressive/psychedelic competition (the Moody Blues, the Nice, etc.) out ...Read full review
In the Wake of Poseidon
Released: 1970
Label: Victor Records
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King Crimson opened 1970 scarcely in existence as a band, having lost two key members (Ian McDonald and Michael Giles), with a third (Greg Lake) about to leave. Their second album -- largely composed of ...Read full review