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VE Day 75: Toyah & Robert Fripp Vs King Crimson – Heroes

May 8th, 2020

Toyah and Robert Fripp paying tribute, via a moving performance of David Bowie’s Heroes, on VE Day 75, to all those who gave so much.

Backing track: King Crimson Live In Berlin on September 12th. 2016.

Personnel: Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk & Robert Fripp. Fairy dustings provided by Bill Rieflin.

Recorded and mixed by Chris Porter. Produced by Chris Porter with Robert Fripp & David Singleton. Used by permission.

Vocal track & video: Toyah Willcox, at home in the kitchen, Middle England; May 5th. 2020 on iPhone. Vocal & backing track mix: Jakko Jakszyk.

The guitar used in the video is RF’s Les Paul serial no. 9-1986; used on all KC albums 1969-74; and on the Heroes session in Berlin with David Bowie, Tony Visconti & Brian Eno at the Hansa Studios, July 1977.

The two VE Day Heroes being celebrated within the Fripp and Willcox families:

Uncle Bill, aka RAF Flight Sergeant Alfie Fripp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfie_Fripp, who helped in planning The Great Escape.

Beric Willcox of the Royal Navy, based in Alexandria, who guarded convoys in the Mediterranean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Mediterranean.

• Watch/Listen at You Tube. Continue reading at DGM Live.

Official Toyah: Something Special Premieres Tomorrow!

May 7th, 2020

Something special premieres at Toyah’s You Tube channel at 07:00 BST, Friday 8th May 2020 for #VEDay #veday75 #veday2020 #toyahwillcox #robertfripp  (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & The Humans: 21st Century Schizoid Man

May 3rd, 2020

Seriously amazing. Seven minutes of magnificence! We miss you Bill.

Official Toyah: Lockdown Unicorn Bolero Sunday Lunch

May 3rd, 2020

Two unicorns in unison! It’s the Unicorn Bolero Sunday Lockdown Lunch. (© Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: May 2020 Blog

May 1st, 2020

Toyah’s info-packed new blog is available to read at toyahwillcox.com.

Official Toyah: Lockdown Swan Lake Sunday Lunch

April 26th, 2020

Absolutely hilarious and completely inspired. Click to watch. (© Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: Lockdown Tango Sunday Lunch

April 19th, 2020

One word! Tango!! Watch Toyah and Robert by clicking below. (© Toyah Willcox)

Rock Cellar: Robert & Toyah Are Keeping Active

April 14th, 2020

King Crimson: 2020 Tour Postponed, but Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Are Keeping Active with Amazing Social Media Posts

Over the weekend, King Crimson announced that its planned 2020 tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and its hold on things at the moment.

… Despite the rough news regarding King Crimson and any upcoming live concert plans, Robert Fripp has been keeping busy lately with a series of social media posts that must be seen to be believed.

Holed up in his palatial English estate overlooking a scenic lake, Fripp and his wife, singer/entertainer Toyah Willcox, have recently shared some videos that … well, if you’d ever hoped to see a prog rock legend dress up in a bee costume and frolic around the backyard during lockdown, it’s your lucky day.

• Continue reading at Rock Cellar.

Robert Fripp’s Diary: 12 April 2020

April 14th, 2020

A diary entry from Robert Fripp at his official website, which includes a selection of great screenshots from the video clip Toyah recently posted on her social media: Happy #lockdown Easter Sunday.

Or as Robert calls it; Twisting Persons for Easter Sunday Lockdown Lunch…

The entry also includes Robert replying to fan comments and questions posted at “The Wasps’ Nest of Facebook”. Fascinating reading!

• Continue reading at DGM Live. (Screenshot/Photo © Robert Fripp)

Official Toyah: Lockdown Easter Sunday Dance

April 12th, 2020

Demonstrating how to have more fun than you could ever have imagined, at home, in the kitchen, on Easter Sunday! Click below to watch. (© Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: Social Media – #Lockdown #StaySafe

April 10th, 2020

Catching up with Toyah’s official social media, which is bursting with content! From news on the great new mix of Step Into The New World to clapping gratitude for the NHS. Plus eating well, staying healthy, easter bees (“we’re just buzzing”), tripping the light fantastic for a lockdown lunch and much more! Follow Toyah at the official Instagram and Twitter. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

Mirror: Toyah Willcox Urged To Sign Up To Strictly

April 6th, 2020

Toyah Willcox urged to sign up to Strictly after sharing lockdown dance routine

Fans of the punk icon have pleaded with her to appear on Strictly Come Dancing after she showcased her dancing skills on social media

Toyah Willcox and her husband Robert Fripp, like many, are trying to stay occupied amid the coronavirus lockdown.

And the punk icon sprinkled cheer on social media on Sunday by uploading footage of her and her husband executing a fun dance routine onto Twitter – which led to fans pleading with her to sign up to BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Glamming up for the routine, the musician, 61, slipped into a stunning embellished gown for the performance and Robert went all out by donning a suit and tie.

Using their kitchen as their stage the husband and wife pulled off impressive footwork to Bill Haley’s 1956 hit Rock Around the Clock. After they finished the uplifting jig, Toyah addressed the camera and said: “Happy lockdown lunch.”

• Continue reading at The Mirror. NB: At time of writing the video clip – Happy #lockdown lunch – had been viewed almost 107,000 times.

Official Toyah: Happy Lockdown Lunch

April 5th, 2020

She’s got the moves, baby! He’s got the motion… Causing A Commotion! (© Toyah Willcox)