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A Chat with Mr. Fripp

Interview by Cynthia Rose, Viz, 1980

ROBERT FRIPP is a musician, theoretician, theologian and, as his colleague David Bowie (referred by Fripp as "Mr. B") points out, "probably the man with ...

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Interview by Mark Williams, International Times, June 1969

TEN YEARS ago every American boy's idea of a teen idol was Charles Atlas totin' a Gibson Jumbo. Today everybody here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ...

The Rolling Stones et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

CHRIS WELCH SAYS: 'Somehow the magic worked' ...

King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King

Review by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, December 1969

THERE ARE CERTAIN problems to be encountered by any band that is consciously avant-garde. In attempting to sound "farout" the musicians inevitably impose on themselves ...

Reincarnation of King Crimson

Report by Richard Williams, Times, The, December 1970

IN THE PAST, pop music has taken it for granted that its groups would stay together; when a musician has left a band, or the ...

Mcdonald & Giles (Cotillion)

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, March 1971

IGNORING THE TINY VOICE from within that insisted that, having cared for King Crimson not one iota, I would probably not find the work of ...

King Crimson: Zoom Club, Frankfurt

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, April 1971

AFTER MORE than a year off the road, King Crimson slid quietly back into public performance last week with a hush-hush four-day stint in Germany. ...

King Crimson Take To The Road!

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, May 1971

IT'S HARDLY surprising that King Crimson are scared stiff at the prospect of their first British gig, for it will be the first time they've ...

King Crimson/Roy Harper/Jack Bruce: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, September 1971

JUDGING BY THE weather this week, the title of Saturday's free concert in Hyde Park – "Farewell To Summer" – was a little premature. And ...

King Crimson

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, January 1972

Pete Sinfield is, of course the Bernie Taupin... the Keith Reid... of King Crimson. Together with Robert Fripp he forms the lowest common denominator of ...

King Crimson: Reshuffle At The Court Of The King

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

"WE'VE ALL gone through our various changes and Peter and I came out at different places." ...

King Crimson: Larks' Tongues in Aspic

Review by Gary Lucas, Zoo World, 1973

ONE THING YOU gotta say about Robert Fripp, the auteur behind King Crimson, is that he's ambitious. After perfecting his mellotron-dominated "Death of the Universe" ...

King Crimson: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 1973

IT'S A ROCK concert evening and the stalls are filling to the accompaniment of music played over the public address system. A review-functionary takes his ...

King Crimson: Marquee, London

Live Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, February 1973

THE MARQUEE MAY be an ace gig as far as groups are concerned but, for audiences, it can be most uncomfortable – particularly when the ...

King Crimson: Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Island).

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, March 1973

A NICE RECORD of pleasant, middle-of-the-road music which should prove a great favourite with everybody's mum and dad this Easter. Bill Bruford's whistling has improved ...

King Crimson/Claire Hammill: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, March 1973

ON SUNDAY night, at that big weird place in Finsbury Park, Messrs. Derek Moss, Bart Brassert, Don Wilton and Rodney Frock most certainly did not ...

Pete Sinfield Has A Nose For Success

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, May 1973

PETE SINFIELD is a poet, and such men do not abound on the music scene. There is Pete Brown of course, and many a lyricist ...

King Crimson: Latest Shade of Crimson

Interview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, August 1973

SOME REPORTS from America suggested that King Crimson's recent tour had bombed completely. Others maintained that everything had gone according to plot and that audience ...

King Crimson: Robert Fripp…Super Stud?

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, August 1973

"I AM," MUSES Robert Fripp, "already a living legend."The light breeze ruffles his curly locks. He settles back in the plastic garden chair, sips his ...

Robert Fripp: Head, Heart and Hips

Interview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, August 1973

ROBERT FRIPP doesn't give many interviews – which is silly because he's a shrewd, witty, and engrossing man who, when he's not sitting on a ...

In the Court of the Crimson King

Profile by Chris Salewicz, Let It Rock, September 1973

KING CRIMSON’S launch in 1969 was a classic case of subliminal hype. From every musical corner that summer, with Teutonic fanfares, new super-groups appeared almost ...

Robert Fripp: The Sexual Athlete

Interview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, September 1973

ROBERT FRIPP paused in a virtuoso display of cross-picking on Francisco Tarrega's 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra', the interlude music he'd chosen between the two parts ...

King Crimson’s Robert Fripp

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, May 1974

ROBERT FRIPP, lead guitarist with English rock King Crimson, conspicuous personality by appearing inconspicuous. Rather than stand when performing, he perches himself on a stool, ...

Greg Lake

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, September 1974

GREG LAKE IS the surrounded L in ELP, the British trio which has brought to the forefront the power of classical music in a rock ...

King Crimson: Red

Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, October 1974

THE PREVIOUS two albums by this final King Crimson lineup have never been as hysterically self-conscious in their obvious adventurousness as the first four studio ...

Robert Fripp: Why I Killed the King

Interview by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, October 1974

King Crimson finally abdicated last week. But the end came with a whimper, an official statement merely commented that the band had "ceased to exist". ...

Uriah Heep: Ex-Crimson Bass Man Seduced

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, March 1975

JOHN WETTON JOINS HUMBLE WEALTHY HEEP ...

A Small Mobile Intelligent Independent Double Album???

Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, March 1976

King Crimson: A Young Person's Guide To King Crimson (Island) ...

UK: John Wetton

Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, January 1979

"IT'S NOT insecurity, but I always like to I work with other people in groups. I think that's the strongest thing. When you take a ...

King Crimson: Robert Fripp's Chocolate Cake Discipline

Interview by Richard Grabel, Creem, February 1982

In The Court Of The Crimson King, Phase II ...

Robert Fripp: The 21st Century Man Sounds Off

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, Record, November 1985

HE BEGAN, by his own admission, tone deaf and with "no sense of rhythm." He is a spit-shined, manicured man whose "best subjects at school ...

King Crimson

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone, 1995

"KING CRIMSON," says Adrian Belew, "does a brand of music that no-one else does, a sound that no-one else makes." Robert Fripp calls it "the ...

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see also McDonald and Giles

see also Pete Sinfield

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