May 24, 2022

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Rock band King Crimson founder Ian McDonald is no more

Rock band King Crimson founder Ian McDonald is no more

(New York) British musician Ian McDonald, co-founder of the legendary 1970s Progressive Rock Group King Crimson, died of cancer in New York on Wednesday at the age of 75, his son said on Facebook, the band aired on Friday. Label.

Posted last night at 7:00 p.m.

“I was saddened to announce that my father died of cancer yesterday. He is incredibly brave, has not lost his kindness and humor, despite the harshness, his son Max wrote in a post on Friday (DGM), the disciplined global mobile website of King Crimson’s music label.

According to American Magazine Tumbling stoneHe was pronounced dead Thursday evening, February 9, 2022, at his home in New York, surrounded by his family, according to a spokesman for Ian McDonald’s.

Along with singer Greg Lake, who died of cancer in December 2016, Ian MacDonald is the co – founder and songwriter of King Crimson, a progressive rock band that achieved worldwide success with the 1969 album. In Crimson King Court And its opening title 21st century schizoid man.

The album is considered to be the founding action of progressive rock, a rock mix of classical music and jazz. British yes, Genesis, but the star formation Pink Floyd is also one of the most famous progressive rock bands.

According to the DGM, “Ian’s contribution to King Crimson is profound and invaluable”. Multi-instrumentalist, he knows how to play the saxophone, piano, flute and guitar.

Born in England in 1946, Ian McDonald’s served in the British Army for five years, most notably as a jazz musician, a decisive genius in the creation of King Crimson.

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“We never really heard anything like that,” Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, who attended King Crimson’s opening shows, wrote in Rolling Stone: “With a kind of free-jazz sensibility but a rock sensibility.”

Ian MacDonald, who only played with King Crimson for a few years, also co-founded the British-American Group Foreigner with Mick Jones.