It is the Plymouth Rock of progressive rock, and almost a half century after King Crimson released what Bruce Eder on AllMusic.com maintains is “one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody…”, In the Court of the Crimson King never fails to startle and amaze. In 1969 the first humans on the […]
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It certainly is no accident that Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer each had a hand in actually defining the Prog Rock sound, albeit individually in separate bands, Emerson as a keyboard innovator with The Nice; Greg Lake writing and singing on the 1969 King Crimson groundbreaker In the Court of the Crimson King […]
…the forty-fifth anniversary of the progressive rock masterpiece by Pink Floyd which not even “Time” can “Eclipse”: The Dark Side of the Moon !
With back-to-back quadruple platinum albums Leftoverture in 1976 and Point of Know Return barely eighteen months later, the band Kansas was assured of permanent statehood in rock history. Formed organically as a” band of brothers” in Topeka, over the course of more than four decades Kansas has proven to be bound together as much […]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally employed some “affirmative action” this year with the induction of progressive rock icon YES, a band whose family tree has enormous branches.
Asia debut #1 album of 1982, with Carl Palmer,Geoff Downes, the late John Wetton.
Greg Lake died at 69 from cancer. Greg Lake brought his choirboy voice In the Studio of my Q102 Dallas/ Ft Worth radio show one afternoon in 1992, sat a curvy blonde on his knee ( a guitar ), and sang several songs including the gorgeous “From the Beginning”.
If you had asked any follower of the white hot London music scene in 1969 prior to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer to wager on who would emerge as the most innovative bandleader, the smart money would have been on Jimmy Page’s Led Zeppelin, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, and the featured soloist fronting a three piece […]
The year 1974 must have seemed quite a whirlwind for Brit blues-rockers Bad Company. As former members of Free, singer/ songwriter Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, along with guitarist/ songwriter Mick Ralphs ex-Mott the Hoople, and bass player Boz Burrell who had a stint with King Crimson, had all tasted success in the UK […]
Five years after their 1974 debut album made them a “super group”, there was real concern that Bad Company had augered in with a collective faceplant due to a dearth of strong material and sheer exhaustion from a non-stop cycle of recording and touring. After three consecutive million-sellers in as many years, the British foursome […]