King Crimson is a progressive rock band founded in 1969 centered around guitarist Robert Fripp, who is the only original member.
There have been numerous line-up changes during the years. And the have been two periods when band was inactive. (1974-81 and 1984-1994 )
Robert Fripp: Born May 1946. Composer, guitarist and keyboard-player. Fripp has been the only permanent member
Pete Sinfield: Born 1943. Lyrics for the first 4 albums
Greg Lake: Born: 1947. Singer, bass and songwriter. Left midways during the recordings of the second album
Michael Giles: Born: 1947. Drummer on the first two albums.
Ian McDonald: Born May 1946. Woodwinds and keyboards on first album. McDonald guest-appeared on on "Red" in 1974
Peter Giles: Born 1944. Bass on second album
Mel Collins: Born: 1947. Saxophone and flute. Appears on 2,3 and 4th albums
Keith Tippett: Born: 1947. Keyboards. Appears on 2,3 and 4th albums
Gordon Haskell: Born May 1946. Singer and bass. Appears on second and third album.
Andy McCulloch: Born 1945. Drums. Appears on "Lizard"
Boz Burrell: Born: 1946. Bass. Appears only on "Islands". Burrell is also known from Bad Company
Ian Wallace: Born: 1946. Drummer. Appears only on "Islands".
Richard Palmer-James: Born May 1947. Lyrics for "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red"
John Wetton: Born 1949. Bass, vocals and keyboards on "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red"
Bill Bruford: Born: 1949. Drums. Plays on 5th-11th albums
David Cross: Born: 1949. Violin and keyboards. Plays on "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", "Starless and Bible Black" and "Red"
Adrian Belew: Born: 1949. Guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member since 1981
Tony Levin: Born May 1946. Bass. Appears on "Discipline", "Beat" "Pair" and "THRAK"
Trey Gunn: Born 1960. Guitar. Member during 1994-2003
Pat Mastelotto: Born: 1955. Drums. Member since 1994
Gavin Harrison: Born: 1963. Drums and percussion recently