Ian McDonald, rocker in King Crimson and Foreigner, dies at 75


Ian McDonald, a British multi-instrumentalist who co-founded the pioneering progressive rock band King Crimson and stadium rock hitmaker Foreigner, died Feb. 9 at his dwelling in New York Metropolis. He was 75.

Born in London in 1946, Mr. McDonald shaped King Crimson in 1968 with guitarist Robert Fripp, drummer Michael Giles, lyricist Peter Sinfield and singer, bassist and guitarist Greg Lake. He performed saxophone, flute and vibraphone, amongst different devices, on the band’s 1969 debut album, “Within the Court docket of the Crimson King.”

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