Ian McDonald dead: Founding member of King Crimson dies at 75

Ian McDonald dead: Founding member of King Crimson dies at 75

A cause of death has not yet been disclosed, but Ian’s representative said he was “surrounded by his family” when he died at his home in New York City on February 9.

The musician will be fondly remembered as part of the original King Crimson line up.

The prog band formed in Dorset in 1967 with Ian, a multi-instrumentalist, acting as the primary composer.

The band rose to fame after supporting the Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park in 1969, going on to release their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, that same year.

The album received critical acclaim at the time, and is now considered a classic.

He told Ultimate Classic Rock: “When we made it – and I was basically at the forefront of the production – I wanted to make sure everything that went into the record would bear repeated listening and hopefully stand the test of time.”


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