Ian McDonald 12/2/22


"The 69-year-old is the only original member of King Crimson, survivor of a turbulent history of fallings-out and hiatuses since they were formed in 1968. The latest line-up is the eighth version of the band. It withstands comparison to its famously inventive predecessors. For the record, eighteen musicians and three lyricists have passed through the ranks, although the tenure of certain members has sometimes extended for decades." That was part of our take on King Crimson's gig at London's Hackney Empire back in September 2015, and yesterday we were very sorry to learn of the death of co-founder, Ian McDonald, at the age of 75, so today's Video Of The Day is fittingly dedicated to the multi-instrumentalist, a short but memorable clip of the influential Progressive Rock band performing '21st Century Schizoid Man' live in Hyde Park in July 1969.