Sept. 16, 1988
From “Heroes” to “Hammond Song” and “St. Elmo’s Fire” to “I Zimbra,” Robert Fripp is the originator of some of the most iconic guitar performances in pop history. While holding the center in the endlessly permutative King Crimson, Fripp has also been a breathlessly revered sideman, solo artist, producer, and instructor.
It’s in this lattermost capacity that he appeared live with Deirdre in October 1988. In their conversation (recorded before an audience at an undetermined location), they discuss the intention behind his Guitar Craft program, the unavoidable perils of leading a musical group, and his enchanted courtship with wife Toyah Wilcox.