Gordon Haskell, Ex-King Crimson Singer/Bassist, Dies at 74
He appeared on albums in 1970 and 1971
Former King Crimson member Gordon Haskell has died at the age of 74. His death was announced in a brief statement on the musician’s Facebook page on Sunday.
“It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gordon, a great musician and a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by so many,” a statement read.
The Official King Crimson page noted, “His time in KC wasn’t a particularly happy part of his long career but his work on In The Wake Of Poseidon and in particular, Lizard  is much admired in the Crimson community.
Haskell’s journey with the prog giants began even before the band formed; he was a school friend of guitarist, founder and longest-lasting member Robert Fripp and pre-Crimson, the two were in the group the League of Gentlemen in the mid-60s.
Fripp’s own FB page simply added, “Fly well, Gordon…”
Haskell’s solo musical career continued until his death and included the 2006 autobiography titled The Road To Harry’s Bar – Forty Years On The Potholed Path To Stardom. In 2019 he put out the album It’s Me And You And Them And Us, and his final album, The Cat Who’s Got The Cream, was released in January 2020.
No cause of death was given.
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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gordon, a great musician and a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by so many.