Posts Tagged ‘King Crimson’

Guitar.Com: A Backstage Tour Of King Crimson’s Show

August 24th, 2021

Robert Fripp Takes Toyah On A Backstage Tour Of King Crimson’s Show In Nashville

“King Crimson in the home of country music; never thought I’d hear that phrase,” Toyah said.

While Robert Fripp is away on tour with King Crimson in the US, he’s been exchanging video postcards with his wife Toyah Willcox online. In his latest video, the guitarist gave a backstage tour of a King Crimson concert before curtains went up.

The footage shot by Fripp was of Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium – the “home of country music” as he described the venue which housed the Grand Ole Opry for three decades, and has seen the likes of Elvis, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams grace its stage.

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Toyah & Robert: Postcards Home

August 24th, 2021

The transatlantic touring twosome exchange another video postcard, this one from Robert to Toyah. It’s Postcards Home #8

Toyah & Robert Fripp: Caffeinated Mouse Tap Dancing to “Fracture”

June 14th, 2020

Premiering today – Toyah & Robert Fripp – Caffeinated Mouse Tap Dancing to “Fracture”. Toyah & Robert’s Sunday lunch this week is a visual representation of what King Crimson’s Fracture sounds like to Toyah. Fracture is arguably the hardest King Crimson song to play on guitar.

Official Toyah: Toyah Vs Robert Fripp – The Showdown

May 24th, 2020

This is brilliant – In this week’s Sunday lunch, Toyah & Robert are discussing which has more cultural significance…. #Toyah or #KingCrimson. Only one way to find out….. a #showdown.

Ultimate Classic Rock: In The Court Of The Crimson King

October 11th, 2015

Today Toyah retweeted Ultimate Classic Rock’s tweet about the 46th anniversary of the release of In The Court Of The Crimson King. Read an article on the album at Ultimate Classic Rock.


PROG: Simon Godfrey’s Letter From America

October 18th, 2014

prog14aIn his fortnightly column, Shineback/Tinyfsh man Simon Godfrey reflects on his new life in the States.

September wasn’t just any old month boys and girls. It was the month King Crimson came to town.

Being located right next to the sound desk, I dutifully leaned over to a woman sat behind it and said ‘That guy is bootlegging the show I think.’ pointing in the direction of the bloke in front of me. It was only then that I realized the lady in question was Robert Fripp’s wife, Toyah Willcox. I’m not entirely sure what I expected Toyah to do with this information but the 14 year old boy in me who had fancied her madly back in the 1980s, probably hoped she would fell the guy with a well aimed flying kick and then thank me with a snog.

Well a boy can dream can’t he?

The reality was a little different. Toyah looked at me with a look of utter confusion on her face. In my haste to explain what I had seen over the thunderous sound of the band, I had taken to using hand gestures in an attempt to clarify what I had witnessed. To my horror, I realized that what had been an attempt to mimic the duel microphones using my index fingers either side of my head, actually looked like I was pretending to be a cow.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 5th, 2014

sohocreate14dSohoCreate: “Chaos at #SohoCreate HQ!” – Getting organised yesterday – View here…

The New York Times: Latest Incarnation of King Crimson Plans U.S. Tour: Robert Fripp, the founding guitarist and driving creative force of the British progressive rock band King Crimson, has declared the band dead several times since 1974, but this week he allowed that there was life in it yet – Continue reading…

Rotherham Council: Children’s Festival returns to Rotherham: The Once Voice concert returns on Friday 11 July and welcomes back the dazzling guest appearance of Toyah Wilcox, who will be singing two specially arranged songs to perform with the children – Continue reading…

Radio Times: Peter Pan: Episode Two – In The Mermaid’s Lagoon: The mischievous boy and the children arrive in Neverland. Dramatisation of JM Barrie’s classic tale, with Toyah Willcox. Ron Moody, Georgina Cates and Roy Hudd. Originally broadcast in 1995 – Visit here…

Pets At Home: Apparently there is a one page article on Toyah and Willyfred the rabbit in the latest issue of ‘Pets At Home’ magazine. I haven’t saw it but look out for it if you visit that store (Thanks to Jeff Agar)

New Wave & Beyond: Toyah: Rebel Run / To The Mountains High / Baptised in Fire: I give Toyah props for having the creativity to constantly reinvent herself. This post-apocalyptic skater look wasn’t one of her more memorable guises, however – Continue reading…

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 3rd, 2014

canalst14aCanal St: An evening with Toyah Willcox: Say What? Presents: An evening with Toyah Willcox: Toyah Willcox is one of the UK’s most innovative pop stars. Emerging from the punk scene in the late 70’s – with a wildly unique style – she went on to sell millions of records… To book tickets call The Grand Café – Waterstones Deansgate: 0161 8317156 – Continue reading…

Say What?: The Facebook Event page for Toyah at Waterstones, Deansgate on 10th June – View here…

Festivals For All: Paloma Faith, Hoosiers, From the jam, Bay City Rollers & Toyah Willcox added to OsFest – Continue reading…

Aesthetica: SohoCreate, 4-6 June, London SohoCreate opens next week, 4-6 June, for its inaugural creative festival. With an outstanding line-up of guests… There will also be appearances from singer songwriters Gary Kemp and Tim Arnold, Toyah Willcox, Lauren Laverne, Helen David and many more – Continue reading…

King Crimson 2014: Toyah is mentioned in various recent online articles reporting on King Crimson announcing dates for September/October, including Uncut and VVN Music.

Uncut: King Crimson New Line Up/Tour

September 26th, 2013

uncut13aNot strictly Toyah news but she is mentioned in the article, as is fellow Human Bill Rieflin.

King Crimson unveil new-line up and 2014 tour plans

Robert Fripp has unveiled a new incarnation of King Crimson.

Speaking to Uncut, Fripp said: “King Crimson is returning to active service. We are on-call to be ready for a live performance on September 1, 2014. Seven members. Four English, three American. Three drummers. It’s a different configuration of King Crimson than before. Some are familiar names, maybe more than others.”

This line-up – the 8th in the band’s history – will be Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins and Jakko Jakszyk.

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