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More KC 69 Now Online
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Feb 13, 2012

You can now nab yourself two vintage bits of Crimso history via DGMLive. First up is the historic Hyde Park gig which helped bring the band to much wider world, and their next-day gig at the Marquee from their legendary run at the London club. Please note both of these gigs (with bonus tracks) are available as part of the King Crimson Collectors' Club series via the mail order shop.

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Where's Levin Now?
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jan 8, 2013
David Bowie has released a new single - Where Are We Now? - today and Tony Levin plays bass on it! You can hear it over on Bowie's website

Court Considered
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jan 8, 2013
The latest in an occasional series looking at the art work of the KC catalogue has just gone online, and under consideration this time is none other than the first King Crimson album. Read all about it here. 

More Tracks Vicar?
:: Posted by David Singleton on Mon., Jan 7, 2013
Get Your latest Vicar tracks here

What's In Store For The Vicar?
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Jan 5, 2013
The Vicar now has his own store over at Burning Shed  

Robert Remembers Uncle Bill On BBC Radio 2
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Jan 4, 2013
Robert was talking to Jeremy Vine about Alfie Fripp on Radio 2 today.

"09.56 An early call from BBC R2: would I speak to Jeremy Vine live, talking about Uncle Bill, at 13.30? How could I do otherwise?
10.23 Selecting some pix from the Uncle Bill archive and forwarding for R2’s Facebook page.

2nd May 2012
1st Sept 2009
2nd Sept 2009
3rd Sept 2009

Alfie Fripp Veteran of the Great Escape 1
Alfie Fripp Facebook
Fripp & Associates
Fripp & Associates 2
The Last of the 39ers

13.56 Difficult for me because I am grieving, concerned at holding it together when talking of Uncle. But the interview just done, with Uncle’s own recorded words on being shot down, which stole the show; and Heroes to play out, entirely appropriate."

You can hear Robert talking to Jeremy Vine at 1.40 minutes into today's show.

Goodbye Uncle Bill
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Jan 3, 2013
Robert writes "Squadron Leader Alfred George Fripp RAF (retired) flew from this world at 02.00 this morning, with family at his bedside. Uncle Bill was 98." Bill was known to DGMLive visitors via Robert’s diaries and his passing has been noted by BBC News.

You can see Uncle Bill, with Robert and his sister Patricia, reminiscing about his exploits in WW2 here.  Robert visited Bill in in recent weeks and notes "these recent pictures are of uncle this post november at an Aces High event. Uncle showed them to me on the last occasion I visited on december 19th. and I took quick pix."

The earlier pic is on the Stour, Wimborne, c. 1952

King Crimson 40th Anniversary Editions Considered
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Jan 2, 2013
The Dutch Progressive Rock Pages have been taking all the 40th Anniversary Editions of the KC catalogue for a spin. You can read the critics various deliberations on Court, Poseidon, Lizard and Islands here. Larks, SABB, Red and Discipline can be read here

Guitar Circle of Europe Hit The Road
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Jan 2, 2013
The Guitar Circle of Europe are playing dates this month. They'll be presenting a new repertoire that will include some King Crimson tuneage. Hernan Nunez also says a new album is in the offing. More details as we get them. In the meantime you can catch the GCE from the 8th -12 January at the following venues.

8th January showtime tbc Café Lohengrin
Free admission, Sedanstraße 35, 30161 Hannover

9th January. 20:00 hs Bennexer Brauhaus
Free admission, Hauptstraße 23, 31832 Springe (OT Bennigsen)

10th January.19:30 hs Antikriegshaus Sievershausen
Free admission, Kirchweg 4A, 31275 Lehrte

12th January  20:30 hs Rabotheater Hengelo - Eijsinkzaal
Tickets EUR 15

You Wait For A Feature On Robert Fripp...
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jan 1, 2013
And then two come along together in the pages of  Prog and Mojo magazines which both contain new interviews with Robert Fripp.

(thanks to Anthony V Hall for sending in this picture)

Mojo offers an 8-page feature written by Mike Barnes and covers Fripp's time in Crimson as well as his various collaborations.

Prog contains a one-page piece penned by Fripp himself which asks the question What Is King Crimson? This is followed by an 11-page feature written by yours truly and centered around an interview with Robert that  focuses on the years from Court up to Larks' and the creative processes that were at work at the time. You can see some of the magazine spread over on the blog. This is followed by a 4-page appraisal of Giles, Giles & Fripp's Cheerful Insanity album by Lin Bensley, with commentary from Mike and Peter Giles.

Happy New Year
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jan 1, 2013
The very best seasonal greetings from the team at DGMLive, and hoping that all our visitors and supporters have a happy 2013. 

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