On This Day (March 29)…Works I is gold

Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s album Works Volume 1 was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on this day in 1977. Screenshot of certification record. Retrieved from here. A RIAA Gold certification at this time apparently signified 500,000 units sold in the US. Incredibly, this album, the first studio effort from ELP released … Continue reading On This Day (March 29)…Works I is gold

On This Day (December 27)…Happy Birthday, Peter Sinfield!

The lyricist Peter Sinfield was born on this day in 1943. Retrieved from here. Sinfield is beloved in progressive rock circles for his role as lyricist for King Crimson, beginning on their debut album In The Court of the Crimson King and continuing on for several albums before he and the group parted ways. Along … Continue reading On This Day (December 27)…Happy Birthday, Peter Sinfield!

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!

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 (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