King Crimson are very far removed from the King 'family' of the blues! But since this index is an appendix to my scribbled down memories of the late 60's, they do belong in a description of the London
scene, albeit not of the blues scene. They really were something
else. The unusual guitar of Robert Fripp (playing heavyish rock
on a Les Paul Custom, sittinging on a CHAIR!), Ian McDonald on alto
sax, flute, clarinet and mellotron, bass player Greg Lake, looking
more like an angel than a (rock) fiend, Mike Giles on drums. And
Pete Sinfield's light show! I have never experienced the combination
of sound & lights so strongly - before or after. Don't ask me why,
but soon the tears made little rivulets down my cheeks. "In the Court of
the Crimson King" was devastating.
Later on, their LPs left me rather cold. But I'll never forget that
evening at the Marquee in 1969.