Robert Fripp

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": progressive rock ambient experimental soundscape guitar Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Discography Wikipedia

Biography

16 May 1946, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. Guitarist, composer and producer, Fripp began his diverse career in the small, but flourishing, circuit centred on Bournemouth, Dorset. He subsequently joined the League Of Gentlemen, a London-based outfit renowned for backing visiting American singers, and later founded Giles, Giles And Fripp with brothers Pete and Mike Giles. This eccentric trio completed one album, The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles And Fripp in 1968 before evolving into King Crimson, the progressive act though which the artist forged his reputation. Between 1969 and 1974, Fripp led several contrasting versions of this constantly challenging ensemble, during which time he also enjoyed an artistically fruitful collaboration with Brian Eno. 1973’s No Pussyfooting and 1975’s Evening Star were among the era’s leading avant garde recordings, the former of which introduced the tape loop and layered guitar technique known as...

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