Today is the birthday of Greg Lake, bassist and vocalist for King Crimson, born this day 1948. In 1969 the band played their first gig, and self produced their first album, In The Court Of The Crimson King, which went to nu
mber five on the UK charts. The follow up, In The Wake Of Poseidon, broke into the US market, reaching 31 on the American charts. In 1972 the band toured the U.S. and released a third album, and broke up upon returning to the UK. After an eight yea
r break, a newly reformed King Crimson (comprised mainly of members of the band Discipline) began playing gigs again, and in 1981 released Discipline. The most recent version of King Crimson released B'Boom earlier this year and are currentl
y touring the U. S., appearing last night at the Tupperware Theater in Orlando.