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KING CRIMSON
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[Personnel] [In The Court Of The Crimson King] [August 9, 1969 Plumpton Festival] [September 7, 1969 Jazz Club, Chesterfield] [December 15, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA]
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WHAT's NEW
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What's new on this web page?

If you see the date changing on this page, without an announcement in this section, it is probably something like fixing minor coding problems, spelling errors, minor layout changes, new page on this site (so I changed bottom index), ... Any major changes to this page, will be announced here.

October 27, 2009. 40th Anniversary Edition is being released in various formats, from 2CD to 5CD/DVD. Has anyone picked it up yet?

May 31, 2007. You can now listen to streaming free music from this band as well as others at Wolfgangs Vault.

July 18, 2005. I just noticed that the ezBoard message board that I had set up for this web site had been deleted. Since restoration of the deleted conference is only available to subscribers to their service, and since the activity was relatively light, I not planning on looking for another message board. If you do think a message board is worth while, or you have a message board that you like, let me know and I may promote it here. As always you can contact me here.

May 1, 2001. I started working on this page. :-)

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INTRO:
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In November 1968, Giles, Giles and Fripp decided to change their musical style and change some of their personnel. The personnel they ended up with were all musicially capable, although none had been in a big name band previously.

King Crimson, a progressive rock band that started in England in the late 1960s. The original band only lasted just less than a year. Their unique sound, instrumentation (including mellotron), songs, singer, ... instantly made them recoginzable. While the original band only made one studio album before breaking up, That album is well worth checking out. And for the completist, the 4CD set, Epitaph, contains BBC radio performances as well as some partial shows, and some fairly complete shows. Proof that the sound they were creating in the studio, they were able to create on stage as well.

Greg Lake, went on to join Emerson, Lake and Palmer, which became hughly successful. While Greg Lake did provide some vocals for the second King Crimson album In The Wake Of Poseidon, his decision to leave the band was made after discussions with Keith Emerson (of Nice) at their recent Fillmore West shows.

Ian McDonald, went on to join Foreigner, which also became a major commercial success.

Robert Fripp kept the name of King Crimson, and with a changing group of personnel and musical styles, continues to perform as King Crimson (as well as League of Gentlemen, League of Crafty Guitarists, Robert Fripp, ...)

Comments and corrections would be appreciated.

And of course, any audio-video-print additions to my collection would be appreciated.

I am also interested in getting wider exposure for this site. So links from your site to mine would be appreciated. And if you know of any sites that allow/encourage submission, I would also appreciate knowing about them as well.

Do you have any articles, books, albums, tapes, CDs, ... on this band that you would like reviewed and / or integrated into this page?

Do you have any other band that you would like to see a page for on this site?

Please send to:

Chrome Oxide
P.O.Box 8106
Mission Hills, CA 91346-8106

Chrome Oxide
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Personnel
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PERSONNEL: January 13, 1969 - December 16, 1969
        Robert Fripp - guitar
        Ian McDonald - woodwind, keyboards, mellotron, vocals (Foreigner)
        Greg Lake - bass, lead vocals (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
        Michael Giles - drums, percussion, vocals
        Peter Sinfield - words and illumination
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In The Court Of The Crimson King
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EARLY REHEARSALS: January 13, 1969 - ... basement of Fulham Palace Cafe
        Lucy In The Sky
        Michael From Mountains

LIVE SHOW: 1969 Change Is Club, Newcastle
(played a week as Giles, Giles Fripp)

LIVE SHOW: April 9, 1969 Speakeasy, London
LIVE SHOW: April 11, 1969 Lyceum, London
LIVE SHOW: April 26, 1969 Technical College, Ewell

LIVE SHOW: May 2, 1969 Top Rank, Bristol
LIVE SHOW: May 3, 1969 Mothers, Birmingham
LIVE SHOW: May 4, 1969 Blaises, London
RADIO SESSION: May 6, 1969 Top Gear, BBC Maida Vale 4, London, England (p8)
(recorded: May 6, 1969, broadcast: May 11, 1969)
(a1)    The Court Of The Crimson King (60's at the beeb)
(a1)    21st Century Schizoid Man
        Talk To The Wind
LIVE SHOW: May 9, 1969 Lyceum, London
LIVE SHOW: May 11, 1969 Country Club, London
LIVE SHOW: May 14, 1969 Revolution, London
LIVE SHOW: May 16, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: May 17, 1969 Van Dyke Club, Plymouth
LIVE SHOW: May 25, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: May 30, 1969 Speakeasy, London

LIVE SHOW: June 1, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: June 5, 1969 University, Oxford
LIVE SHOW: June 8, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: June 27, 1969 Technical College, Ewell
LIVE SHOW: June 29, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: June 30, 1969 Old Granary, Bristol

LIVE SHOW: July 1, 1969 Goldsmiths College, London
LIVE SHOW: July 5, 1969 Hyde Park, London
(was taped, but tapes whereabouts are unknown)
LIVE SHOW: July 6, 1969 Marquee, London (audience recording)
LIVE SHOW: July 11, 1969 Mistrale Club, Beckenham
LIVE SHOW: July 12, 1969 Race Course, Nottingham
LIVE SHOW: July 13, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: July 18, 1969 Van Dyke Club, Plymouth
LIVE SHOW: July 19, 1969 Winter Gardens, Malvern
LIVE SHOW: July 20, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: July 26, 1969 Mothers, Birmingham
LIVE SHOW: July 27, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: July 28, 1969 Friars, Aylesbury

STUDIO SESSION: July 7-10, 16, 21-23, 29-31, August 1-2, 4, 6-8, 12-14, 1969
In The Court Of The Crimson King
        21st Century Schizoid Man
           (including Mirrors)
        I Talk To The Wind
        Epitaph
           (including March For No Reason and Tomorrow And Tomorrow)
        Moonchild
           (including The Dream and The Illusion)
        The Court Of The Crimson King
           (including The Return Of The Fire Witch and The Dance Of The Puppets)
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August 9, 1969 Plumpton Festival
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LIVE SHOW: August 3, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: August 5, 1969 Speakeasy, London
LIVE SHOW: August 9, 1969 Plumpton Festival (audience recording)
(a3)    21st Century Schizoid Man
(a3)    Get Thy Bearings Back
(a3)    The Court Of The Crimson King
(a3)    Mantra
(a3)    Travel Weary Capricorn
(a3)    Improv - By The Sleeping Lagoon
(a3)    Mars
LIVE SHOW: August 10, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: August 11, 1969 Market Hall, Romford
LIVE SHOW: August 16, 1969 Mothers, Birmingham
LIVE SHOW: August 17, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: August 18, 1969 Cooks Ferry Inn, London
RADIO SESSION: August 19, 1969 Top Gear, BBC Maida Vale 4, London, England (p8)
(recorded: August 19, 1969, broadcast: September 7, 1969)
        The Court Of The Crimson King
(a1)    Get Thy Bearings Back
(a1)    Epitaph
LIVE SHOW: August 22, 1969 Il Rondo, Leicester
LIVE SHOW: August 23, 1969 Civic House, Dunstable
LIVE SHOW: August 24, 1969 Marquee, London
LIVE SHOW: August 26, 1969 I.C.A., London
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September 7, 1969 Jazz Club, Chesterfield
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LIVE SHOW: September 3, 1969 Toby Jug, Tolworth
LIVE SHOW: September 5, 1969 Market Hall, Romford
LIVE SHOW: September 6, 1969 Quaintways, Redcar
LIVE SHOW: September 7, 1969 Jazz Club, Chesterfield (audience recording)
(a4)    21st Century Schizoid Man
(a4)    Drop In
(a4)    Epitaph
(a4)    Get Thy Bearings Back
(a4)    Mantra
(a4)    Travel Weary Capricorn
(a4)    Improv
(a4)    Mars
        I Talk To The Wind
        The Court Of The Crimson King
LIVE SHOW: September 12, 1969 Lyceum, London
LIVE SHOW: September 13, 1969 Co-Op Hall, Rugby
LIVE SHOW: September 14, 1969 Boat Club, Nottingham
LIVE SHOW: September 15, 1969 Pavillion Club, Bath
LIVE SHOW: September 18, 1969 Penthouse, Scarborough

LIVE SHOW: October 9, 1969 University, York
LIVE SHOW: October 10, 1969 City Of London College, London
LIVE SHOW: October 11, 1969 College Of Printing, London
LIVE SHOW: October 17, 1969 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, England (p7) (audience recording)
LIVE SHOW: October 18, 1969 Round House, Dagenham
LIVE SHOW: October 29, 1969 Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
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December 15, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
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LIVE SHOW: November 1, 1969 Tea Party, Boston, MA
LIVE SHOW: November 2, 1969 Tea Party, Boston, MA
LIVE SHOW: November 3, 1969 Tea Party, Boston, MA
LIVE SHOW: November 4, 1969 Tea Party, Boston, MA
LIVE SHOW: November 7, 1969 Kinetic Playground, Chicago, IL
(was taped, but tapes whereabouts are unknown)
LIVE SHOW: November 12, 1969 East Town Theatre, Detroit, MI
LIVE SHOW: November 12, 1969 Grandee Riviera, Detroit, MI
LIVE SHOW: November 15, 1969 Grandee Riviera, Detroit, MI
LIVE SHOW: November 21, 1969 Fillmore East, New York City, NY
Wolfgang's Vault listen
(location definite, date probably 21, but could be 22)
(a1)(wv)(A Man, A City) Pictures Of A City 11:42
(a1)(wv)Epitaph 7:42
(a1)(wv)21st Century Schizoid Man 7:34
        Travel Weary Capricorn
LIVE SHOW: November 22, 1969 Fillmore East, New York City, NY
LIVE SHOW: November 28, 1969 Raceway Florida, Palm Beach Festival, West Palm Beach
LIVE SHOW: November 29, 1969 Raceway Florida, Palm Beach Festival, West Palm Beach

LIVE SHOW: December 3, 1969 Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA
LIVE SHOW: December 4, 1969 Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA
LIVE SHOW: December 5, 1969 Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA
LIVE SHOW: December 6, 1969 Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA
LIVE SHOW: December 14, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Wolfgang's Vault listen
(December 13 per Wolfgang's Vault)
(a1)(wv)Mantra 3:41
(a1)(wv)Travel Weary Capricorn 3:21
(a1)(wv)Spanish Improvisation - Travel Bleary Capricorn 2:23
(a1)(wv)Mars 8:49
LIVE SHOW: December 15, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
(December 14 per Wolfgang's Vault)
Wolfgang's Vault listen
    (wv)Introduction 0:15
(a2)(wv)The Court Of The Crimson King 7:08
(a2)(wv)Drop In 5:15
(a2)(wv)(A Man, A City) Pictures Of A City 11:44
(a2)(wv)Epitaph 8:20
(a2)(wv)21st Century Schizoid Man 8:03
(a2)(wv)Mars 9:39
LIVE SHOW: December 16, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (audience recording)
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PRINT MEDIA
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BOOKS AND PRINTED MATERIAL:
(I am always interested in expanding my collection.)

The Complete Rock Family Trees (Book 1 & 2)
Written, Researched, Drawn by Pete Frame
Published by Omnibus Press. Copyright 1983. 60 pages.

Hot Wacks Book XV - The Last by ????.
Published by The Hot Wacks Press. Copyright 1992. 802 pages.

King Crimson Epitaph (included with box set)

(p7) Rockin' Croydon By Chris Groom
Published By Wombeat Publishing. Copyright 1998. 224 pages. Paperback.

(p8) In Session Tonight - The Complete Radio 1 Recordings By Ken Garner
Published By BBC Books. Copyright 1993. 320 pages. Paperback.

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AUDIO MEDIA
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AUDIO COMPILATIONS:
(I am always interested in expanding my collection.)

Commercial Releases

(a1) King Crimson - Epitaph - Volume 1

(a5) In The Court Of The Crimson King

(a2) King Crimson - Epitaph - Volume 2 December 15, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

(a3) King Crimson - Epitaph - Volume 3 August 9, 1969 Plumpton Festival

(a4) King Crimson - Epitaph - Volume 4 September 7, 1969 Jazz Club, Chesterfield

Other Material

I have seen a show that is sometimes listed as September 11, 1969 (or November 7) Victoria Ballroom, Chesterfield. If this is the Chesterfield show, it was September 7, 1969. If not, ... The copy of the tour bookings included with the Epitaph box set, shows that September 11, 1969 as being a free day. It also shows that the band was on tour in America November 7, 1969.

I have seen the Plumpton Festival incorrectly listed as September 8, 1969. The copy of the article in the Epitaph box set mentions the show is August 9, 1969.

I have also seen a listing for 1969 studio jams, and hopefully I will be able to get a copy some day and figure out if it is just BBC material, or something even more interesting.

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VIDEO MEDIA
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VIDEO COMPILATIONS:
(I am always interested in expanding my collection.)

(Not much here yet.)

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OTHER RESOURCES (links)
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Do you have a King Crimson / Robert Fripp / Greg Lake / Ian McDonald / related site? Do you want a link from this page? E-Mail me!

I am also interested in getting wider exposure for this site. So links from your site to mine would be appreciated. And if you know of any sites that allow/encourage submission, I would also appreciate knowing about them as well.

Discipline Global Mobile record label/merchandise from current and former membersof King Crimson.

Elephant Talk King Crimson site.

All Things Crim King Crimson, members, members projects, ...

King Crimson Discography 1969-1996

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CLASSIFIEDs
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This is an experiment. I am listing various classified ads that might be of interest to browsers of this page.

Let me know what you think of this idea?

And if you do order something listed here, let them know you found out about it here.

Also, let me know how this worked out for you.

June 29, 2003.
MusicStack looks like a good source of used music items (LPs, CDs, posters, ...).
As always, let me know what you think.

4 Million Hard to Find CDs & LPs at MusicStack
December 10, 2002.
Back in October 1999 I put up links to CD-Now so that visitors could easily link to the related band pages and instantly see which items were still in print/available for purchase. CD-Now no longer has that option. For the moment I am putting in Amazon.com search boxes. Amazon.com doesn't easily allow for links to individual band pages in the same way that CD-Now used to. So, instead of me being able to create direct links, I have put up the Amazon.com search box instead. So you can still go to a page with the various bands products, buy you now need to go through a search box.

As always, let me know what you think.

April 22, 2002.
Would you like to show your appreciation for (the time, effort, money, ... that goes into creating, maintaing, updating) this web site, without getting anything in return (except a listing of your name (and url) on this web site as a friend of this web site)?
sign up for PayPal and simplify your online payments.

Send Chrome Oxide some money

December 3, 2002 CD Now is undergoing changes, and asked that ALL links be removed.
October 28, 1999 I signed up with CD Now.

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