King Crimson singer and bassist Gordon Haskell dies aged 74 'Will be sadly ...

GORDON HASKELL - who was a singer and bassist on two King Crimson albums - has died at the age of 74.

PUBLISHED: 12:39, Mon, Oct 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:43, Mon, Oct 19, 2020

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Former King Crimson singer and bassist Gordon Haskell has died at the age of 74. The sad news was confirmed in a statement on the musician’s official Facebook page.

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The post read: "It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gordon, a great musician and a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by so many.”

King Crimson were formed in London back in 1978 by Robert Fripp.

The band went through numerous line-up changes.

Gordon joined King Crimson on their second and third albums, in which he sang and played bass guitar.

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He was a school friend of Fripp and was asked to perform with the band in 1970.

Gordon previously featured on Fripp's pre-King Crimson band League of Gentlemen.

The musician also played with psychedelic pop band Fleur de Lys and shared a London flat with Jimi Hendrix at the time.

Gordon pursued a solo music career after leaving the band.

 

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