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Trivia Quiz - King Crimson: The 60s, 70s and 80s


King Crimson is one of my all-time favorite rock bands dating back to my high school days in the 70s. How much do you know about their first couple decades?

Quiz Number: 2892
Date Submitted: November 13, 2008
Quiz Categories: Progressive Rock
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 71.8 percent
Times Taken: 171 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6

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1. King Crimson was founded in 1969 by two musicians, one of whom was Robert Fripp. Who was the other?
  A.   Michael Giles
  B.   Peter Sinfeld
  C.   Greg Lake
  D.   Ian McDonald

2. In reference to King Crimson's debut album, "In the Court of the Crimson King," what musician was quoted as calling the album "an uncanny masterpiece"?
  A.   David Bowie
  B.   Pete Townshend
  C.   Mick Jagger
  D.   Ray Davies

3. Greg Lake departed King Crimson in early 1970 to form Emerson, Lake & Palmer, but agreed to sing on the second album since the band hadn't found a replacement vocalist. What was the name of King Crimson's second album?
  A.   Larks' Tongues in Aspic
  B.   Islands
  C.   Lizard
  D.   In the Wake of Poseidon

4. All of the following vocalists were considered as a vocalist for King Crimson at least once through the band's history. Which vocalist was the only one to actually sing vocals for the band?
  A.   Elton John
  B.   Boz Burrell
  C.   Bryan Ferry
  D.   Rick Kemp

5. What highly successful progressive rock band did Bill Bruford leave to join King Crimson in 1972?
  A.   Pink Floyd
  B.   Genesis
  C.   Yes
  D.   Gentle Giant

6. On what King Crimson album will you find the song "Formentera Lady"?
  A.   Lizard
  B.   Islands
  C.   Starless and Bible Black
  D.   Red

7. After a 7-year hiatus, Fripp decided to form a new group in 1981, joining forces with Bill Bruford, Tony Levin and Adrian Belew. What was the name of the new group?
  A.   Discipline
  B.   The Lounge Lizards
  C.   League of Gentlemen
  D.   Fripp

8. After the 1984 album, "Three of a Perfect Pair," King Crimson disbanded for around a decade. During this time, Robert Fripp started a music school called what?
  A.   Guitar Technique
  B.   Guitar Trade
  C.   Guitar Skill
  D.   Guitar Craft

9. On what King Crimson album will you find the song "Sartori in Tangier"?
  A.   Three of a Perfect Pair
  B.   Beat
  C.   Discipline
  D.   Red

10. King Crimson largely stripped away the blues-based foundations of rock music and replaced these with influences from what musical genre?
  A.   folk music
  B.   bubblegum pop music
  C.   classical music
  D.   chamber music


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