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King Crimson

Also known as

King Crimson, with Jon Anderso, King Krimson, King Crimson

Musical genres

Progressive rock, Symphonic rock, Jazz fusion, Experimental rock, Avant-garde music, Hard rock, New Wave, Art rock, Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal

King Crimson are a rock band founded in London, England in 1969. Often categorised as a foundational progressive rock group, the band have incorporated diverse influences and instrumentation during their history (including jazz and folk music, classical and experimental music, psychedelic rock, hard rock and heavy metal, new wave, gamelan, electronica and drum and bass). They have been influential on many contemporary musical artists and have gained a large cult following, despite garnering little radio or music video airplay.
Though originating in England, King Crimson have had a mixture of English and American personnel since 1981. The band's line-up (centred on guitarist Robert Fripp) has persistently altered throughout their existence, with eighteen musicians and two lyricists passing through the ranks; though a greater degree of stability was achieved later in their history, with Adrian Belew having been a consistent member since 1981.
The debut line-up of the band was influential but short-lived, lasting for just over one year. Between 1970 and 1971, King Crimson were an unstable band, with many personnel changes and disjunctions between studio and live sound as they explored

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