Background Information
Origin London, United Kingdoms
Genre(s) Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Electic Prog, Experimental Rock
Years active 1969-1974, 1981-1984, 1994-2009 (Hiatus)
King Crimson is an English progressive rock group founded in 1968 in Bournemouth, England. Defined as perhaps one of the founders of progressive rock, King Crimson has experimented with diverse musical styles and influences, while ranging from the most serene to the most wild and unpredictable pieces. Due to their variety and experimentation, they have become an influential figure in contemporary music while retaining the same essence.

The music in King Crimson is often very complex, rejecting modern standard for rock music or even popular music. The group was also known for improvisation, which they made much use of and have had musical success with it.

Though originating in England, the group has survived with a mixture of American and British musicians since 1981. Through moderate persistancy, the group has changed line-ups frequently, seeing most of its members leave. The only constant in the group is guitarist Robert Fripp, but Adrian Belew has been with the group since 1981 and Bill Bruford from 1972 to 1998.


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