#NotBaconBits - From ELP to...


Yesterday we played Fanfare for the Common Man by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. So what song was chosen for today's #NotBaconBits connection? You can thank Ren Zelen for this one...

As always for #NotBaconBits, once you've listened to today's choice, we're looking for your connection suggestions for tomorrow's track.

Join in by tweeting us @albiemediaAM with the #NotBaconBits hashtag or adding your suggestions in the comments of our #NotBaconBits Facebook posts. It's like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon but with music - remember the link can be as simple or contrived as you want, in any music genre (it doesn't have to be classical or pop) and you can link to anything about the song - the title, the artist, words in the song, something about the video ... anything as long as you can justify it. If we pick your suggestion for the link, you'll get the credit in that day's article and shout outs on our social networking streams.


Ren said "Greg Lake from Emerson, Lake and Palmer was one of the original members of King Crimson with Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald and Michael Giles and their debut album, ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’ was released in late 1969 to great success. After several albums and many personnel changes, Fripp being the only permanent member, King Crimson disbanded in 1974.

"Robert Fripp was involved with very many side projects and collaborations, including Brian Eno, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, Daryl Hall and David Sylvian. In 1991, Fripp asked David Sylvian to be the vocalist in a reformed King Crimson, but Sylvian declined. However, they did work and tour together and the album The First Day was the first of three collaborations between Sylvian and Fripp. 

"I nominate the Sylvian/Fripp track ‘Jean The Birdman’ from that album"



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