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Robert Fripp

Biography

Lead guitarist from the London progressive rock-band Ruler Crimson. He in addition has been a studio room musician for performers like David Bowie. He taken care of immediately an advertisement to get a performing organist, despite not really having the ability to perform either. After his initial band split up, he as well as the drummer from this decided to type Ruler Crimson. He wedded Toyah Willcox, a vocalist and celebrity, in 1986. He caused David Bowie for the album Frightening Monsters (and Super Creeps).

Quick Facts


Full Name Robert Fripp
Date Of Birth May 16, 1946
Place Of Birth England
Profession Guitarist
Nationality British, English
Spouse Toyah Willcox
Parents Arthur Fripp
Siblings Patricia Fripp
Music Groups King Crimson, Fripp & Eno, Giles, Giles and Fripp, ProjeKct Two, ProjeKct One, Sunday All Over the World, Centipede, The Flying Lizards, Globus, ProjeKcts
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Movies Brian Eno - 1971-1977: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Stoned
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Is left-handed, but plays the guitar right-handed.
2He is the only recurring member of King Crimson.
3Of the five musicians who played on King Crimson's first album ("In the Court of the Crimson King", 1969), Fripp was that only remaining player by the release of their third album ("Lizards", 1970).
4Lead guitarist of King Crimson.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentary performer: "Sleepwalk"
Ish Hashuv Meod2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bling Ring2013writer: "Power"
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Saints Row: The Third2011Video Game writer: "Power"
Runaway2010/IShort writer: "Power" - uncredited
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game writer: "21st Century Schizoid Man"
Parashat Ha-ShavuaTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2008 performer - 2 episodes, 2006
Ha-Shminiya2006-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cándida2006writer: "In the Court of the Crimson King"
Children of Men2006writer: "The Court of the Crimson King" - as Fripp
Sonny2002writer: "21st Century Schizoid Man"
Son de mar2001writer: "Prelude: Song of The Gulls"
Top Ten2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Shabatot VeHagim2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jam2000TV Series performer: "Bringing Down The Light" / writer: "Bringing Down The Light"
Condo Painting2000Documentary writer: "The Court Of The Crimson King"
Buffalo '661998writer: "Moonchild"
Safe1995performer: "Slow Water"
YesYears1991Video writer: "Easy Money"
Breathless1983performer: "Wind on Water / Wind on Wind", "Wind on Wind" Instrumental, "Final Sunset" - as Fripp
Radio On1979performer: "Urban Landscape" / writer: "Urban Landscape"
Bizzare Moods1976writer: "21st Century Schizoid Man" - uncredited
Forbidden Ways1976music: "21st Century Schizoid Man" - uncredited
Doctor Who1971TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1970TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Parashat Ha-Shavua2009TV Series composer - 2 episodes
Subway Riders1981composer: theme music

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sound and the Fury2009
Nightingale in a Music Box2002

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1979TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aaaaaaaah!2015special thanks
Flashlight Dreams and Fleeting Shadows2003Video thanks
Jubilee: A Time Less Golden2003Video documentary short special thanks
Buffalo '661998additional thanks - as King Crimson

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Joy of the Guitar Riff2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical2014TV MovieHimself
David Bowie: Five Years2013DocumentaryHimself
All Star Mr & Mrs2013TV SeriesHimself
TV Party2005Video documentary
Deja Vroom1999VideoHimself
King Crimson: Live in Japan1995Video documentaryGuitar / Soundscapes
Cue the Music1991TV SeriesHimself (1994)
VH1 New Visions1986TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host VJ (1988)
Three of a Perfect Pair: Live in Japan1985Video documentaryHimself - Guitar
The Noise: Live in Fréjus1982Video documentaryHimself - Guitar
Fridays1981TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1972TV Series
Top of the Pops1970TV Series
Colour Me Pop1968TV Series
The Eamonn Andrews Show1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prog Rock Britannia2009TV MovieHimself
Timeshift2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself
YesYears1991VideoHimself (uncredited)

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#Quote
1I'm not really interested in music. Music is just a means of creating a magical state.

#Trademark
1Unusual time signatures; changing the musical key of a song while playing it.


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