Bootleg Originals Part Seven - King Crimson - San Francisco 1969

Reloaded 05/May/2015 King Crimson made their live debut on April 9th, 1969. They became widely known three months later, by playing at the free concert in Hyde Park, London, staged by The Rolling Stones in July 1969, before 650,000 people.

The first King Crimson album, In the Court of the Crimson King was released in October 1969. Among those impressed by the album was Pete Townshend from The Who, who described the album "as an uncanny masterpiece."

King Crimson (along with quite a few other bands) have been credited as the founders of progressive rock - I am never really sure if that is a good thing!

This is King Crimson live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, on the 14th of December 1969. King Crimson were the opening act at the Fillmore West on this particular night, providing support for The Chambers Brothers and The Nice.

Not only was this the final night of King Crimson's first U.S. tour, it was also the last concert played by the original lineup.

Set List:

1. (Introduction)
2. The Court Of The Crimson King
3. Drop In
4. Pictures Of A City
5. Epitaph
6. 21st Centruy Schizoid Man
7. Mars

Band Line Up:

Robert Fripp - guitar
Greg Lake - vocals, bass
Ian McDonald - woodwinds, mellotron, vocals
Michael Giles - drums

The sound quality is excellent, taken from the soundboard master recording @320kbps bitrate. It captures a very 'young' band in terms of performance and experience, playing extremely well.


Reloaded 5th May 2015, download link in comments below.

Some King Crimson albums to browse HERE.


Beehive Candy said…
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Anonymous said…
I've not heard much live Crimson, just Earthbound and I saw them play in '01, kinda late, but they still go off...
Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous said…
Thnks, this is a real nice King Crimson post, fj
Anonymous said…
thanks for some early crimson - timo
Anonymous said…
This is a great band. Will have to pull out my vinyl version for a good listen.
Anonymous said…
I hate to sound like a nurd, but this recording was done on 15th December. They did play on the 14th as well. Recordings of both can be found on the Epitaph boxed set.
Anonymous said…
The point is this was a bootleg long before Epitaph surfaced, I have a cassette copy from way back.

thanks beehive for trying to research these recordings, cant always get it 100% otherwise it wouldnt be rock would it.

Barry from down under - or up above as I see it
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Anonymous said…
So this would be the event at which Greg Lake and Keith Emerson conceived Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Interesting footnote, don't you think?
Anonymous said…
all links are dead please repost thanks in advance
Beehive Candy said…
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Anonymous said…
Looks like a great show. I wonder if you might repost - the link is dead.
Thanks so much...
Anonymous said…
Wow, I'd love to check this out but the link is dead. Can you re-up this? Pretty Please??
Beehive Candy said…
Download Link:

Password: back15-003#

Nico said…
Amazing!! Thanks for sharing this gem