Famous People From Bournemouth Notable people with a connection to the Bournemouth area
Notable people with a connection to the Bournemouth area

Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp was born in Wimborne Minster, a few miles northwest of Bournemouth in 1946.

He began his career playing with hotel dance bands while he was studying economics, and moved to London in 1967 having joined with brothers Michael and Peter Giles.

Together they formed Giles Giles And Fripp (see more under Michael And Peter Giles on this page), and went on to be a founder member of King Crimson.

Even though 1972-1975 was probably the best period for King Crimson musically, with John Wetton on bass and vocals, and Bill Bruford on drums, Robert Fripp decided to call it a day and disolved the band, at a point where their fame might have surpassed the days of Court Of The Crimson King.

He then returned to his educational studies, and disappeared from the public eye, until Peter Gabriel persuaded him to play on his first solo album after leaving Genesis.

Robert went on to play sessions with David Bowie and Blondie, and produced records for Daryl Hall.

In 1986 Robert married Toyah Willcox.

A more detailed guide to the music career of Robert Fripp can be found on NNDB.