History of King Crimson

The court of the crimson king was one of the most influential progressive rock albums of all time, the album moved away from traditional rock music of the time and instead tried combining jazz classic and symphonic music into rock. Creating one of the most influential rock albums of all time. Inspiring a whole new generation of music.

     The closest to the start of the band was when Peter Giles, his brother Micheal Giles and Robert Fripp came together and made a small band named Giles, Giles and Fripp. They made a few songs experimenting in different genres and even made an album. Eventually Peter Giles would leave the band while his brother would stay in for a few more years. Later on with a few new members they would eventually form the name king crimson. With Peter Sinfeikd being the one to come up with the name. When asked about it he said “Anything is better then Giles, Giles And Fripp” King crimson would have many practices that would last from 6pm to 10pm 

Doing a lot of improvisation and developing new song ideas. With Robert Fripp saying that the band felt like a band that wasn’t scared to be different from other bands. King crimson’s first appearance was  in 1969 in Hyde park where they would play with The Rolling Stones in a concert of over 250,000 people.

      They started experimenting with adding different woodwind instruments into their songs giving them more eerie sounds. At the time they released their first album “The Court of the Crimson King” the Beatles released their album “Abbey Road”  and Led Zeppelin release the album “led zeppelin ll” and even with two massive bands releasing there album around the same time King crimson was still able to sell well proving that the bands different style was around to stay.