Delve into the world of progressive rock as The Midnight Special YouTube channel unveils rare footage of King Crimson’s electrifying 1973 performance. Recently uploaded, these clips showcase the band’s incredible talent during an episode of The Midnight Special that aired on October 13, 1973, just six months after the release of their groundbreaking album, Larks’ Tongues In Aspic.
Witness the legendary lineup of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford, and David Cross, as they deliver powerful renditions of “Easy Money” and “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part Two.” Though shortened from the original studio versions, these performances lose none of their intensity, proving King Crimson’s status as progressive rock icons. The episode, hosted by the Bee Gees, and which was never rebroadcasted, also featured Chuck Berry, Barbara Mason, and Lee Michaels, offering a diverse and unforgettable musical experience.
Immerse yourself in the raw energy and unparalleled talent of these prog rock legends, as their remarkable 1973 performance continues to captivate and inspire. And let’s hope more performances get unearthed, including Flash’s 1973 appearance. Fingers crossed.