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Fripp, Robert

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Music, People.

(1946-    ) UK musician, best known for founding King Crimson. Fripp has released a great many solo albums and collaborations with various other artists, often avant-garde and experimental in style. With Brian Eno he recorded the instrumental No Pussyfooting (1973), an evocatively droning and repeating work. The titles of its two tracks "The Heavenly Musical Corporation" and "Swastika Girls" both make reference to Philip K Dick's The Man in the High Castle. 1999 (1994) is an album of live improvised instrumental music that passes, according to the track titles, from "1999" through "2000" to "2002". The playing is complex if sometimes haphazard. [AR]

Robert Fripp

born Wimborne Minster, Dorset: 16 May 1946


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