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King Crimson

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From their debut album and striking cover art, constantly shuffling lineup, groundbreaking music, never-say-die reformations, no band epitomizes the "British prog" ethos better than King Crimson.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: DGM Live!

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King Crimson #8 lineup announced

From DGM website:
"The 8th incarnation of King Crimson will be Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp.

Writing on his (not yet published) dairy for September 24th Fripp notes "The Point Of Crim-Seeing was of a conventional Back Line – Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin and Pat Matstelotto - reconfigured as the Front Line, with Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and myself as Back Line."

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King Crimson 2014 Tour Dates

"King Crimson returns to active service in the front line on September 9, 2014 with 17 US performances, the first since 2008.

Born on January 13, 1969 in the basement of the Fulham Palace Cafe, London, this is the eighth incarnation of King Crimson, with:

Gavin Harrison (drums), Bill Rieflin (drums), Pat Mastelotto (drums), Tony Levin (bass and vocals), Mel Collins (Sax, flute), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, vocals), and Robert Fripp (guitar)."

King Crimson 2014 dates and venues. Tickets go on sale Friday June 6th 12.00 EST. Available via venues listed and Tickemaster

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Kingdom Come

Arthur Brown's post-Crazy World band. Third album made early use of drum machines.

Founded: 1971

Location: London, England

Lake, Greg

Singer and bassist for King Crimson MK 1, and then on to prog supergroup Emerson Lake & Palmer. Incredibly sappy solo albums defy description.

Founded: 1947

Location: England

Website: greg lake

Lard Free

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Founded by drummer Gilbert Artman, Lard Free was similar to Richard Pinhas' Heldon; French, unconventional, experimental, but, incredulously, a rock band. Later albums would draw parallels to the cosmic side of the ubiquitous "krautrock" of Germany. Artman would simultaneously lead the massive performances of Urban Sax.

Founded: 1970

Location: Paris, France

Website: Myspace page for Lard Free

Latte E Miele

Classically-inspired prog trio from Genoa.

Founded: 1971

Location: Genoa, Italy

Website: Latte Miele (Myspace)

Lees, John

Founding member of Barclay James Harvest, Lees' lone solo album was recorded in 1972.

Founded: 1947

Location: Oldham, Lancashire

Website: John Lees' Barclay James Harvest

Livgren, Kerry

The songwriter of Kansas, and member of Proto-Kaw

Founded: 1949

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Website: Official Kerry Livgren Website. Numavox Records, Progressive Christian Rock

Long Hello, The

Van Der Graaf Generator, sans Peter Hammill

Founded: 1973

Location: Wales