Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Scott Bruford, 17 May 1949, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. A founder member of progressive rock outfit Yes in 1968, Bruford left four years later at the height of the band’s popularity. An accomplished drummer, he opted to join King Crimson, where his skills were put to even greater test, and remained there until leader Robert Fripp dissolved the line-up in 1974. Bruford subsequently worked with Pavlov’s Dog, before forming the jazz rock ensemble, UK. The initial line-up also featured guitarist Allan Holdsworth, who joined the drummer for his solo debut, Feels Good To Me. The two musicians then broke away to found Bruford, which was completed by Dave Stewart (keyboards) and Jeff Berlin (bass). However, the artist’s independent career was sidelined in 1981 when Fripp invited him to join the reconstituted King Crimson. Following the second collapse of King Crimson, Bruford toured with Al Di Meola and David Torn.


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