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6 July 1969 King Crimson

DATE: Sunday, 6th, July, 1969
LOCATION: 90 Wardour Street

MAIN ACT: King Crimson
BAND MEMBERS: Robert Fripp (guitar), Michael Giles (drums), Greg Lake (vocals, bass), Ian McDonald (winds, vibes), Pete Sinfield (lyrics, light show)
SUPPORTING ACT: John Surman Octet


King Crimson had a residence during the spring of 1969 as part of the New Paths Sunday nights at the Marquee, which were oriented to the fussion of jazz and rock music. This gig was held the day after the band's show at the celebrated free concert in London's Hyde Park in the memory of the late Brian Jones, which also included The Rolling Stones, Alexis Kormer, Battered Ornaments, Third Ear Band and Screw.

Memories on this show

These were some of the most powerful and charismatic gigs I have ever attended, particularly 'Mars', which is not often included on recordings, live or studio. The old truism of 'the hairs standing up on the back of your neck' certainly was true of these performances... brilliant!

If it hadn't have been for the 1969 Hyde Park concert, which I was at, I may have missed them altogether!

Adrian Morrish, adrianmorrish1@aol.com, Berkshire, UK, September 2007.


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