When it comes to progressive music, King Crimson is the heaviest of heavyweights, the most gigantic of giants. Since their formation in 1969 and through myriad changes in personnel and musical approach: two things have remained constant: Robert Fripp, and the group’s uncompromising commitment to originality. The group may or may not have played its final performance, and almost certainly has long since finished making its final studio recordings. But – as David St. Hubbins might say, its legends lives on.
I’ve been fortunate to see the group live a few times, and have interviewed quite a number of band members and alumni. Sadly, several of them are no longer with us, but the work they did stands as a testament to the lasting value of King Crimson.
Here are links to my interviews with King Crimson members.