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King Crimson is a British progressive rock band. The group's members have changed with great frequency over the years, going through a number of lineups centering around guitarist Robert Fripp. The group's debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, is still considered one of the greatest progressive rock albums of all-time.

Despite never achieving a great deal of radio play, King Crimson has a dedicated cult following.

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The band's name and songs almost certainly provided the inspiration for the character of the Crimson King. Similarly, Stephen King probably based parts of the Crimson King's castle and court upon the song, The Court of the Crimson King.

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