EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: # 50: “THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING PART 1”-KING CRIMSON

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970- #50- “The Court Of The Crimson King Part 1”- King Crimson. January 31, 1970.

  • Single: “The Court Of The Crimson King Part 1”- King Crimson
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre- Prog Rock
  • Written by Ian McDonald and Peter Sinfield
  • Time: 3:22
  • B-side: Part 2
  • Album- In The Court Of The King Crimson
  • Grade: B+
  • Peaked at #80 spent 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

This is the only Hot 100 single for the English progressive rock band King Crimson who were formed in London in 1968. This single came off of their debut album which was released in 1969. The album- In The Court Of The King Crimson is considered one of the most influential albums in the history of progressive rock. King Crimson made their debut playing at the famous July 4, 1969 Rolling Stones concert at Hyde Park, London- the free concert drew somewhere between 250,000-500,000. What a way to start a career. I am not a prog rock fan at all but in listening to this a few times last year on the 50th anniversary of its release- the album is pretty good for what it is. Great album cover!!

8 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: # 50: “THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING PART 1”-KING CRIMSON

  1. The first couple of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer albums were pretty good, which prompted me to go back and dig up In The Court Of The King Crimson. Greg Lake was all over that album as well.

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