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Thursday July 15th 1971

town hall, hempstead road, watford


King Crimson
related friars history (click on date)
King Crimson Monday July 28th 1969 Wednesday October 7th 1981

Hookfoot Saturday June 26th 1971 Saturday August 21st 1971 Saturday April 1st 1972

Camel (Mel Collins)  Thursday August 25th 1977 Thursday September 7th 1978  Saturday February 21st 1981
Likely setlist: Cirkus; Pictures of a City; Sailor's Tale; The Letters; Lady of the Dancing Water; Cadence and Cascade; Get Thy Bearings; The Court of the Crimson King; Ladies of the Road; 21st Century Schizoid Man; Mars
band line up
King Crimson
Boz Burrell Mel Collins Robert Fripp Peter Sinfield Ian Wallace Jamie Muir
Ian Duck (vocs/guitar)  Roger Pope (drums)  Caleb Quaye (guitar) Fred Gandy (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)






Robert Fripp in action at this gig (courtesy David Wood/Sue greensmith)

press cuttings

Melody Maker press cutting (thanks Neil Storey)


what happened next
King Crimson  The band stopped in 1974. Robert Fripp put a new version together in 1981 which stayed together till 1984 and played again 1994 - 2009. The band played gigs in 2014 to huge acclaim and return to Friars Aylesbury in 2015

Hookfoot had called it a day by 1974. In addition to Elton John work, Quaye also worked with Hall and Oates. Today he is involved in the church and specifically for New World Music Ministries

odds and trivia
The name King Crimson was apparently coined by Pete Sinfield as a reference to the devil

Caleb Quaye is Finlay's older brother. hookfoot used to be in house musicians at DJM and played on early Elton John records.

official web presence
king crimson official site
sound and vision
King Crimson - Islands 
   Hookfoot - Movies

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