Hudební skupinu King Crimson založil kytarista Robert Fripp a bubeník Michael Giles. Styl skupiny je kombinací math rocku, folku, progresivního rocku a rock and rollu.

Píseň: Cirkus

King Crimson
Night: her sable dome scattered with diamonds, 
Fused my dust from a light year, 
Squeezed me to her breast, sowed me with carbon, 
Strung my warp across time 
Gave me each a horse, sunrise and graveyard, 
Told me only I was her; 
Bid me face the east closed me in questions 
Built the sky for my dawn... 

Cleaned my feet of mud, followed the empty 
Zebra ride to the Cirkus, 
Past a painted cage, spoke to the paybox 
Glove which wrote on my tongue- 
Pushed me down a slide to the arena, 
Megaphonium fanfare. 
In his cloak of words strode the ringmaster 
Bid me join the parade... 

"Worship!" cried the clown, "I am a T.I. 
Making bandsmen go clockwork, 
See the slinky seal Cirkus policeman; 
Bareback ladies have fish." 
Strongmen by his feet, plate-spinning statesman, 
Acrobatically juggling- 
Bids his tamers go quiet the tumblers 
Lest the mirror stop turning... 

Elephants forgot, force-fed on stale chalk, 
Ate the floors of their cages. 
Strongmen lost their hair, paybox collapsed and 
Lions sharpened their teeth. 
Gloves raced round the ring, stallions stampeded 
Pandemonium seesaw... 
I ran for the door, ringmasters shouted, 
"All the fun of the Cirkus!"