Robert Fripp

1946 - Today

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Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the guitarist, founder and longest-lasting member of the progressive rock band King Crimson. He has worked extensively as a session musician and collaborator, notably with David Bowie, Blondie, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall, Midge Ure, Talking Heads, and David Sylvian. He has also contributed sounds to the Windows Vista operating system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Fripp has received more than 2,216,922 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Robert Fripp is the 87th most popular musician (up from 92nd in 2019), the 407th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 27th most popular British Musician.

Robert Fripp is most famous for his work with King Crimson.

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Among musicians, Robert Fripp ranks 87 out of 2,675Before him are Lou Reed, Cosima Wagner, Richard Wright, Maurice Gibb, Angus Young, and Paco de Lucía. After him are Benny Goodman, Richard Clayderman, João Gilberto, Thomas Bangalter, Henryk Wieniawski, and John Dowland.

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Among people born in 1946, Robert Fripp ranks 40Before him are Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Benny Andersson, Marianne Faithfull, Guus Hiddink, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Hassanal Bolkiah. After him are Marina Abramović, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Talia Shire, Dolly Parton, Oliver Stone, and Jang Song-thaek.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Fripp ranks 407 out of 6,924Before him are Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Frank Whittle (1907), George Paget Thomson (1892), James I of Scotland (1394), David Niven (1910), and Richard Attenborough (1923). After him are A. J. Cronin (1896), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Hugh Grant (1960), William Kidd (1645), Albert Finney (1936), and J. Bruce Ismay (1862).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Robert Fripp ranks 27Before him are Brian Jones (1942), Syd Barrett (1946), Lemmy (1945), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Richard Wright (1943), and Angus Young (1955). After him are John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), Gary Moore (1952), Charlie Watts (1941), Mike Oldfield (1953), and John Bonham (1948).