Eligible since: 1994 (The 1995 Induction Ceremony)
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Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1997 (ranked #145) .
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Posted by X on Friday, 01.5.07 @ 20:27pm
Spoken like a true KISS fan...
Posted by Kit on Friday, 01.5.07 @ 22:47pm
The day King Crimson gets in is the day I start to consider the possibility of potentially taking the HoF semi-seriously.
Posted by William on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 17:08pm
Let's see. Progressive rock wouldn't be what it is without them. They innovated (and continue to) long after every other prog band went pop. There's no way they can be ignored. Oh. Wait. This is the rock and roll hall of fame. No prog rock allowed. My mistake. Assclowns.
Posted by Scott on Tuesday, 01.23.07 @ 08:48am
martin says yes In The Court Of King Crimson is a kick arse album
Posted by Martin on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 00:22am
Put in Rush before King Crimson. Rush is ten times more successful and has not had 20 different "band members." Who would be inducted? The coprorate entity known as KC?? You cannot simply put in KC because they were before Rush - as that is completely out of anyone's control (i.e. the age of the band members is something we would all agree is not in anyone's control). But, since the RUSH debut album - Rush is WAY more successful with virtually no airplay and no self-promotion.
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 10:57am
"You cannot simply put in KC because they were before Rush - as that is completely out of anyone's control"
Posted by William on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 13:52pm
King Crimson coming first might not be in anyone's control, but it is a fact that should be acknowledged. Saying Rush gets no airplay is retarded, and if lack of airplay is your standard than Crimson gets even less airplay. Crimson INVENTED progressive, Crimson INVENTED what is generally called art-rock. There is no Rush without Crimson. End. Of. Take off your fanboy glasses for two seconds.
Posted by Kit on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 14:30pm
Also, calling King Crimson a corporate entity makes absolutely no sense at all. Do you read what you type?
Posted by Kit on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 14:32pm
King Crimson may have "invented" progressive, as you claim, but Rush is a unique band with their own style quite different from KC, and of course way, way better - there is no comparison to be made here. Put the "resume's side by side and there is no comparison...Plus, Rush was "progressive" for a brief period. Albums like Fly by Night, Moving Pictures, Vapor Trails, etc. are nothing like albums like Hemisphere or 2112, sorry just the facts dude.
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 14:38pm
BTW, referring to KC as a "corporate entity" - follow the bouncing ball. I was merely pointing out that Rush has had the same three band members for 30 plus years and KC has had 20 different members. So, WHO (meaning which players get the honors) or do they induct the "name" KC.
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 14:53pm
No, but I do enjoy showing you the errors in your flawed thinking, not to mention putting in your face how much better and more successful Rush is than KC - facts are facts dude - lighten up. We are talking about bands, none of which you are a member - don't take it so personal.....
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 03.21.07 @ 18:59pm
King Crimson as innovative as they were/are did not invent progressive rock. That honor goes to the Moody Blues and Days of Future Passed in 1967. Actually the seeds of prog were sown by the Beatles who added orchestral arrangements to songs such as Elenor Rigby on Revolver in 1966...still Crimson deserves to be inducted. The cover of Court of the Crimson King is the most frightengly intense piece of artwork ever on an albumn and the music is just as hairaising. 21st Century Schizoid Man is truly prophetic. I Talk to the Wind is chillingly delightful. You just don't see talent like this in the music biz today in terms of being
Posted by SG on Tuesday, 03.27.07 @ 01:28am
Kit and William the Stupid Git: KC did not invent Progressive Rock, as is noted above. Plus, last time I checked Rush sounds totally unique and different from KC. Name a Rush song with "orchestral arrangements." The fact is, Rush's main influence were early English Blues (see The Who, Zep, Cream). Didn't they do a tribute called "Summertime Blues"?? Was there any KC on there? Not......The fact is, Rush is a totally unique band that is difficult to categorize into one specific genre - that's what makes them so unique......induct Rush already...
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 03.27.07 @ 13:21pm
SG: The Moodies did make an important contribution to art-rock and prog, but I don't really view them as prog. Their music is still relatively simple and does not use the insane arrangements or pure lyrical abstractions that KC, Genesis, and their ilk did. I think if the Hall ever adresses prog (and that's a big if), The Moodies might end up getting treated the same way proto-punk like The Stooges and MC5 do, out in the cold while the reapers of their influence like The Clash and The Sex Pistols enter.
Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 03.27.07 @ 15:43pm
Moody Blues definitely deserve induction way before KC - and THEY are progressive rock. In fact, from Wikipedia:
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 18:57pm
Your obsession with me is cute and all, but yeah, you still are pretty much not worth listening to.
Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 19:37pm
"Cute" - I figured you for gay.....
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 21:29pm
Spoken like a true narcissist!
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 21:32pm
"Your obsession with me is cute and all, but yeah, you still are pretty much not worth listening to."
Posted by ANON on Sunday, 04.8.07 @ 07:11am
All I can say is the committe is prejuidice against prog rock I am sry to say but they say they commit the best well do so and put Tull an KC in the HOF
Posted by Alex on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 10:06am
OK - in the attempt to expand my appreciation of rock's pioneers and maybe upgrade my musical tastes, I went out and bought "In the Court of the Crimson King" and gave it a listen. And another listen. And then a third.
Posted by shawn on Friday, 05.11.07 @ 10:05am
Shawn-relax, unenlightened dolts don't use words like distopia which doesn't appear in pocket dictionaries. (Unless of course you misspelled it.)
Posted by SG on Saturday, 05.12.07 @ 02:30am
"Seriously, I hope that helped."
Posted by Shawn on Saturday, 05.12.07 @ 09:22am
Crimson's sound changed on almost every album. The Belew period might be the best area of KC to get into for non-proggers. My personal favorite is the middle-period Starless and Bible Black/Red period.
Posted by Kit on Saturday, 05.12.07 @ 15:17pm
Personal favorite song is "Pictures of a City" off of In the Wake of Poseidon.
Posted by William on Saturday, 05.12.07 @ 18:18pm
A lot of people don't really understand Progressive Rock. It's taking musical virtuosity with an experimental spirit and the desire to create art, hence the name Art Rock. Anything can be prog if it meets these conditions, and that doesn't define it as good or bad. No matter how good you think King Crimson is, you cannot deny that they were practically the definition of the band HOF says it looks for, yet neither it nor Yes nor Rush, all excellent and all eligible, have been inducted.
Posted by Kenny on Saturday, 05.12.07 @ 23:14pm
For me, the IN THE COURT... record is more impressive for what ground it broke vs. being an actual enjoyable listen. I love the title track and "21st Century Schizoid Man", but I also have difficulty really enjoying the rest of it. "Epitaph" is nice.
Posted by Dezmond on Sunday, 05.13.07 @ 10:18am
Two things here. First, Rush may have been influenced by the generic concepts of progressive rock via KC, but they sound nothing like them. That I would give credit to KC as being an integral force in progressive rock. But, the fact is Rush has a much more heavy metal sound. And, even in interviews they cite British blues bands as their MAIN influences, not KC (i.e. Cream, Zep). Did they not fairly recently do a tribute to that genre and time period??
Posted by Anon on Wednesday, 05.16.07 @ 12:33pm
"..As for Shawn not liking KC...If you do not like it, that is fine.."
Posted by shawn on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 13:03pm
Posted by Dezmond on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 15:52pm
One thing I forgot to ask SG- when sipping the tea - should that be Earl Grey or is plain old Lipton okay?
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 17:11pm
Posted by SG on Saturday, 05.19.07 @ 01:40am
Okay, cool...I will go with the Early Grey with a splash of low fat milk....Nice....
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 05.20.07 @ 14:52pm
For what it's worth, I agree with shawn; that "virtual void" in Moonchild is a rather annoying, especially when everything else makes "In The Court…" one of the most amazing albums of all time.. That alone might warrant at least some (and certainly more than currently exists) consideration for HOF induction…
Posted by Tom W on Thursday, 06.7.07 @ 13:31pm
Well, I did go get "Red" and upon listening to it 3 times I have found that I am quite fond of it. Fripp's vocals and the haunting melodies of "Fallen" and "Starless" dragged me in and I am ofetn aware that I'm humming them, trying to fill in lyrical gaps. I loved "One More Red Nightmare", and "Red" is nice and forcefully urgent.
Posted by shawn mc on Thursday, 06.7.07 @ 15:45pm
Shawn mc, glad you took the time to explore Crimson. I agree with your comments, including your complaints about "Moonchild" and "Providence". But also like you said, those are fogiveable considering everything else that is there. Now, you need to check out the album DISCIPLINE. It is completely different from IN THE COURT... and RED. The guitar interplay between Fripp and Belew is awesome, and Tony Levin is a unique bassist.
Posted by Dezmond on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 07:40am
"One correction, Wetton sings the vocals, not Fripp."
Posted by shawn mc on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 09:02am
Dude, don't worry about it. I think we are all like that, which is why music is such a wonderful, bottomless well from which to draw. As much as I like to think I am the shit and know it all, I come across new stuff all the time that I had missed previously that should have been obvious to me all along. Crimson is an example, actually. As much as I spout off about Crimson this and Crimson that, I only started listening to them about a year or two ago, and I've been into music for a LONG time.
Posted by Dezmond on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 10:58am
i Please look away, for I am hideous. That's embarrassing. Shows you how much of a neophyte I am musically.
Posted by Tom W on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 13:19pm
They'll never recognize prog. Tool won't get in either.
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 03:43am
Surprising discovery while watching the movie "Children of Men" yesterday - the song "The Court of the Crimson King" is actually used in the movie for about 60 seconds.
Posted by shawn on Monday, 07.9.07 @ 18:49pm
Surprising discovery while watching the movie "Children of Men" yesterday - the song "The Court of the Crimson King" is actually used in the movie for about 60 seconds.
Posted by shawn on Monday, 07.9.07 @ 18:50pm
King Crimson would get in, but because of the fact that their line up changed almost every album hurt them. Also, when you think about it they only had two classic albums in their debut ("In the Court of the Crimson King") and "Larks Tongue in Aspic".
Posted by Brian Washington on Wednesday, 09.12.07 @ 03:05am
All the big name prog bands will get in as soon as a few key names on the committee finally drop dead and take their prejudices with them.
Posted by Torc on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 13:41pm
"Red" outdoes anything Rush has ever or will ever do. plain and simple. the fact is that KC is by far more deserving.
Posted by anonymous on Saturday, 03.1.08 @ 07:09am
King Crimson not in = HoF being a joke
Posted by Kuro on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 16:29pm
Why would anyone say that Rush should be inducted before King Crimson. Those Rush lights shows must have really screwed up brain.
Posted by Eric Draven on Thursday, 04.3.08 @ 04:54am
Funny thing about Robert Fripp...if someone claimed to play like him (which I've never heard), he would just change his tuning and do something else totally off the wall, which is what makes King Crimsom such a unique band.
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 06.22.08 @ 15:40pm
LOL at the comment above... "oh that's right-- this is the RRHoF, prog rock isn't allowed in." Genesis, Yes, Crimson, ELP, Procol Harum, the Strawbs, Gentle Giant, Alan Parsons (who engineered a little thing called "Dark Side of the Moon")and others won't make it to the Hall until Jann Wenner is DEAD. Sorry to say, but unless it's a 4/4 beat with street dirt under its fingernails (or on its sticky fingers!), it ain't going in.
Posted by Music Lab on E-Music on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 13:49pm
ROBERT FRIPP AND COMPANY DO NOT SUCK.......YOU DO......
Posted by Geoff Belle-Isle on Monday, 08.18.08 @ 11:59am
remember,this is the HoF those old assholes will do everything in their power to keep prog rock out
Posted by derlington on Monday, 08.18.08 @ 12:28pm
If you like Red, listen to their 90's-2000's era music completly different form their earlier stuff, a lot more electronic, ambient, and heavy. Almost sounds Industrial rock influenced.
Posted by Disinton on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 18:19pm
Let's see if I can take a stab at this.
Posted by Mr E on Wednesday, 10.1.08 @ 23:34pm
Let's see if I can take a stab at this.
Posted by Gary James CA on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 08:38am
We can scratch both Boz, and Ian attending as they've both passed away a few yrs. back.
Posted by Gary James CA on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 08:40am
King Crimson's absence from the hall is about the most obvious case of discrimination I have seen. If the hall was an accurate representation of music, King Crimson would have been inducted around the same time as Pink Floyd
Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.5.08 @ 10:51am
Would be nice to make a Boz double and induct King Crimson and Bad Company at the same time. Truly an underrated talent.
Posted by Mr E on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 23:29pm
With all that has been said above about KC and why it should be inducted there has been a huge omission of commentary about just how good they have been over the years due to what thay have done live in concert. What brought me into loving the beast that is Crimson is their sheer power live (on their numerous live records and when seeing them in concert). All one needs to do is to get their hands on a little 4-disc set called "The Great Deceiver". It covers a two year period (1973 - 1974) where they play scorching versions of their songs from their albums and intermingled between these songs are many improv pieces which, in many cases, are better than their composed pieces. They have live album releases from all "periods" of the band an in all cases these releases are much bettert than the studio albums.
Posted by RYG on Tuesday, 11.25.08 @ 09:34am
I think the problem with great prog bands like king crimson and yes is the number of different lineups they had. With crimson, they would not put in every person who has ever played with the band, and there are really three separate time periods they would have to choose from: the early In the Court/Wake of Poseidon with people like Greg Lake, Red/Larks Tongue/starless and Bible Black with Wetton and Bruford, or the Discipline/Three of A perfect pair with Belew and Levin. All of these groups created music (although my personal favorite is the belew led group), but the hall could not elect them all. And one of these lineups by itself does not seem to be hallworthy.
Posted by Neil on Monday, 03.23.09 @ 21:26pm
Rock & Roll Jeopardy
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 07.26.09 @ 17:22pm
King Crimson did not invent progressive rock, but they are one of the most influencial in the genre and rock music in general. A few names off the top of my head that have covered them are Ozzy Osbourne, Voivod, Dream Theater, Les Claypool, etc. They definately deserve induction.
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 07.29.09 @ 17:49pm
Who is this anonymous twat that keeps up the stereotype that Rush fans are morons? Every Rush fan I have met is a dumb metal head pretending to be an intellectual. Peart said that Bill Bruford was a massive influence on him. Even tho supposed English blues (forget the real thing) was an influence, Rush was popular by copying the british progressive rock bands since they couldn't come close to bands like Cream. So they dumb-ed down progressive rock for the neanderthal denim jacket stoner metal crowd, and now they think their music is superior to everyone else. Its the emperor's new clothes. They aren't smarter, better, or more deserving of rock hall accolades than King Crimson's. If Crimson didn't exist, they would be a crappy Zeppelin rip off band.
Posted by John York on Wednesday, 12.2.09 @ 09:30am
If classic albums were deemed classic after three listens, the world terence mckenna's increase novelty has truly arrived.
Posted by todelishus on Tuesday, 03.30.10 @ 10:55am
The rock and roll hall of fame induct artists who have helped shape the history of rock music. As King Crimson are noteable pioneers of the progressive rock subgenre, I find them worthy of being inducted. Bands like Rush, even if they were more successful, have NOT had an influence on what rock music is today, or how it will be in the future. They are not a revolution in rock music history therefore, they should not be inducted.
Posted by Alex on Wednesday, 03.31.10 @ 14:58pm
They're actually 2nd wave prog, and second in the queue behind The Moody Blues, but yes they're way overdue for induction.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 07.28.10 @ 19:57pm
Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man performed live in Hyde Park 1969, ment more for the Heavy Metal genre than anything else. A giant leap in the direction of metal as we know it.
Posted by roger on Monday, 08.23.10 @ 05:38am
So the Rock Hall doesn't like Prog because by drawing from classical elements, prog rock implied to some that rock itself wasn’t artistically interesting or important enough to contain its complex ideas. And for many critics prog strayed too far from rock’s African-American origins, reinforcing the stereotype that associated European music with the intellect and African music with the body. Prog rockers considered Bo Diddley too simple. In other words, Europeans use their heads to write music (that's Prog), while Africans use their private parts to write music (that's Rock). Furthermore, Europeans are intellectuals and Africans are sex crazed.
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 04:00am
Roy, does this accusation have any foundation or is just something you cooked up last night and decided to post on the page of every prog band on here?
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 05:16am
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 05:21am
Ah I see, thanks for the link
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 05:24am
Actually if I had paid attention I would have noticed the link had been up on the updates section at the top of the home page for quite some time!!
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 05:35am
King Crimson is the first, and I believe the only, rock and roll band that changed music theory. With that fact in mind, they should be in the hall of fame.
Posted by EV on Saturday, 03.19.11 @ 06:41am
I'll bet Rush listen to King Crimson. And learn quite a bit. (As a huge bunch of other bands do.) I'm pretty sure it's not the case the other way round.
Posted by stf on Saturday, 07.16.11 @ 20:55pm
Influence: King Crimsons influence is massive. Yes.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 09.3.11 @ 16:29pm
I thought I read everything until I read this posting. Now we all no what a sham The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is with the bands/individuals that truly have no business inducting into the Hall. Lawd knows how much of a Genesis fan I am, but without King Crimson, there would be no Genesis.
Posted by Chuck AzEee! on Wednesday, 11.16.11 @ 18:03pm
Hardly seems possible they are not in the RRHOF, but Billy Joel is.
Posted by Skip on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 05:27am
"King Crimson is the first, and I believe the only, rock and roll band that changed music theory." - EV
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 12.10.11 @ 06:59am
Two chances for guitarist and saxophonist Ian McDonald to be inducted into the Rock Hall (King Crimson, Foreigner).
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.4.12 @ 08:04am
The chances of King Crimson being nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, in the not too distant future, has just increased exponentially with the induction of Rush. Oh and by the way John York, just how much of Rush's catalogue have you actually heard? I am definitely not "dumb," nor a "metal head," but I have supported Rush's induction since 1998. As far as King Crimson is concerned: "In The Court Of The Crimson King," "Larks Tongues In Aspic," " Red," "Discipline" and "Beat" are all brilliant albums. I also like 'Sleepless' and 'Three Of A Perfect Pair' from "Three Of A Perfect Pair." As to which members should be inducted, I would suggest the following: Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Adrian Belew, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Tony Levin, Peter Sinfield and John
Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 02.3.13 @ 20:52pm
The Court of the Crimson King is a great album.
Posted by astrodog on Tuesday, 02.5.13 @ 03:17am
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Posted by Roy on Thursday, 05.23.13 @ 10:16am
I am hoping that soon, "A Young Person's Guide To King Crimson," "The Compact King Crimson" and "The Concise King Crimson" will eventually be released as remastered expanded CDs with the blessing of Robert Fripp and the assistance of Steven Wilson.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Friday, 11.15.13 @ 04:33am
As I had said before, I have enjoyed several albums by King Crimson. "In The Court Of The Crimson King," "Lark's Tongues In Aspic," "Red," "Discipline," "Beat" and "Thrak" are all brilliant albums. I also like several songs from "Three Of A Perfect Pair" and I would really like to see Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp release a re-issue of "A Young Person's Guide To King Crimson" on remastered cd, as well.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 01:10am
Two of this year's inductees: Peter Gabriel and Daryl Hall (of H&O) have worked with Crimson King Robert Fripp. Peter Gabriel's second eponymously-titled solo album from 1978, had both guitar and production work by Fripp. Also, Daryl Hall recorded an album with Robert Fripp called "Sacred Songs"
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 01.2.14 @ 01:25am
why are we arguing about who's better! King Crimson and Rush both are great prog bands, so is yes,genesis gabriel era,dream theater,tull,porcupine tree,ELP, and so on! LONG LIVE PROG!
Posted by eric on Tuesday, 01.21.14 @ 22:53pm
"LONG LIVE PROG," indeed!
Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 01.23.14 @ 08:35am
"LONG LIVE PROG," indeed!
Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 01.23.14 @ 08:49am
By the way, King Crimson is the cover artist for this month's issue of PROG magazine.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 10.21.14 @ 00:54am
King Crimson were not a band. They were the one of the greatest orchestras of the 20ith Century. Robert Fripp was of course the conductor and first chair. His complete discography lists more than seven hundred releases over four decades. Truly one of the greatest composers of our era. In a thousand years, He will be remembered for his contributions to music theory.
Posted by Mikhail on Thursday, 10.23.14 @ 22:12pm
King Crimson are now reformed, probably for the last time. The deserve to be inducted. Now or never!
Posted by Markco on Friday, 02.13.15 @ 04:04am
I do think that King Crimson will be nominated next year for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.9.15 @ 19:31pm
Prior to Rush's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, the members of Rush had mentioned four bands who should have already been inducted into the Rock Hall: Yes, Deep Purple, The Moody Blues and King Crimson. All of these bands were hugely influential.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Monday, 11.23.15 @ 02:07am
I do not understand the aversion of the Hall to induct Prog bands, or, bands like Little Feat.
Posted by mrmusic248 on Thursday, 12.17.15 @ 03:37am
Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 12.17.15 @ 08:56am
I think that the nomination of King Crimson will be much sooner than later. Of course, the complicated logistics of inducting various members may be the chief reason why King Crimson has not been inducted yet.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 01.17.16 @ 16:54pm
King Crimson is seventh on my list of greatest progressive rock bands, slightly below Gentle Giant and slightly above, Duran Duran.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 10.15.16 @ 11:55am
I was hoping to write more about King Crimson, but I suppose that will have to wait until later.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Monday, 10.24.16 @ 18:55pm
Finally, the newly remastered and expanded versions of "Beat," "Three Of A Different Pair" and "Thrak" are available; I have been waiting several years for this to occur.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 11.2.16 @ 10:22am
RIP Greg Lake here too!
Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.9.16 @ 22:36pm
I am very saddened to hear about the recent passing of Greg Lake, co-founder, former bassist and vocalist for King Crimson. As far as members of the King Crimson alumni who have already passed on, Greg Lake was indeed a giant.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 12.10.16 @ 13:48pm
My prediction that the members they will induct are
Posted by Nicky Joe on Friday, 12.16.16 @ 07:07am
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Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.8.17 @ 17:54pm
Nicky Joe and Enigmaticus
Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.8.17 @ 18:01pm
Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 01.10.17 @ 01:24am
Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 01.10.17 @ 01:35am
Peter Sinfield on keyboards and synthesizers as well. The Rock Hall might give him the Nick Simper (Deep Purple), Peter Banks (Yes) treatment!
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.10.17 @ 04:37am
RIP John Wetton
Posted by dmg on Tuesday, 01.31.17 @ 09:56am
It is a very sad day indeed. Former bassist and vocalist for King Crimson, U.K. and Asia had passed away today. This means that two of King Crimson's former members (Greg Lake and John Wetton) have both passed away fairly recently. My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of John Wetton. :-(
Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 02.1.17 @ 00:56am
It is a very sad day indeed. Former bassist and vocalist for King Crimson, U.K. and Asia, John Wetton, had passed away today. This means that two of King Crimson's former members (Greg Lake and John Wetton) have both passed away fairly recently. My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of John Wetton. :-(
Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 02.2.17 @ 03:24am
If the Rock Hall really is capping the inductees at 8
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.21.17 @ 06:19am
I'm not sure if it's an oversight on your part, Roy, but there's no way the late John Wetton will get excluded from a King Crimson induction. He's a core member of his era of the band, and his trilogy of albums are some of the greatest the band has ever released.
Posted by Joseph on Monday, 03.13.17 @ 06:53am
Yes, you are right, and that would mean Ian McDonald won't be a two-time inductee (Foreigner).
Posted by Roy on Monday, 03.13.17 @ 19:22pm
Roy and Joseph,
Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 03.14.17 @ 10:52am
Yes, Enigmaticus and Roy, I do believe 9 (or even 10) is the ideal inductee list for a band like King Crimson. By adding Ian McDonald in, all the original members get enshrined. Plus, you can make a case for Mel Collins or David Cross, who were official members on multiple albums.
Posted by Joseph on Tuesday, 03.14.17 @ 22:19pm
Rush was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. Yes will be inducted into the Rock Hall in 2017. Will King Crimson be next?
Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 03.25.17 @ 06:34am
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