On this Day (December 14)…Court Adjourned!

King Crimson played their last show in 1969 on this day at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Robert Fripp has separately given the last date as December 16, and it's stated in the official shop that the last concert recorded was on the 16th, but DGM Live … Continue reading On this Day (December 14)…Court Adjourned!

General Thoughts: A Response to Loudersound’s “Greg Lake’s 10 Essential Songs”

After Greg Lake’s death in 2016, fans and music publications jumped to express their love for his life work. One such publication was loudersound, which produced this list of 10 Essential songs. It's definitely a good starting point, comprised mostly of his chart-toppers but mixing in a few less well-known songs as well. As a … Continue reading General Thoughts: A Response to Loudersound’s “Greg Lake’s 10 Essential Songs”

On This Day (December 3)…King Crimson a Go Go

King Crimson performed on this day in 1969 at the Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles, California. Newspaper coverage of King Crimson’s Los Angeles dates. Retrieved from here. This concert began a short residency late in King Crimson’s First US tour; they performed at the club once a day from December 3rd to 7th. … Continue reading On This Day (December 3)…King Crimson a Go Go

On This Day (November 22)…King Crimson back at Fillmore East

King Crimson performed on this day in 1969 at Fillmore East in New York City, New York. Robert Fripp's performer pass for King Crimson's time Fillmore East. Retrieved from here. This was the second night in a row that King Crimson performed at the Fillmore East. The band once again shared a bill with Joe … Continue reading On This Day (November 22)…King Crimson back at Fillmore East

On This Day (November 10)…Happy Birthday, Greg Lake!

The musician Gregory Stuart Lake was born on this day in 1947. In the studio with King Crimson. Retrieved from here. Born in Dorset to a relatively poor family, Lake first dipped his toes into the musical world when he took up the guitar at age twelve, taking lessons with local teacher Don Strike. From … Continue reading On This Day (November 10)…Happy Birthday, Greg Lake!

On This Day (October 10)…The Crimson King Takes Court

King Crimson released their first album, In The Court of the Crimson King, on this day in 1969. Cover designed by Barry Godber. Retrieved from here. The lineup behind this album consisted of Robert Fripp on guitar, Greg Lake providing vocals and on bass, Michael Giles on drums, Ian McDonald on woodwinds, and Peter Sinfield … Continue reading On This Day (October 10)…The Crimson King Takes Court