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King Crimson

King Crimson are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968. King Crimson have been influential both on the early 1970s progressive rock movement and many contemporary artists. Although the band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history, Robert Fripp is the only consistent member of the group and is considered the band's leader and driving force; the band has earned a large cult following. They were ranked No. 87 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Although considered to be a seminal progressive rock band, they have distanced themselves from the genre: as well as influencing several generations of progressive and psychedelic rock bands, they have been an influence on subsequent alternative metal and experimental/noise musicians. Developed from the unsuccessful psychedelic pop trio Giles and Fripp, the initial King Crimson were key to the formation of early progressive rock influencing and altering the music of contemporaries such as Yes and Genesis, their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, remains their most successful and influential release, with its elements of jazz and experimental music.

Their success increased following an opening act performance for the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, London, in 1969. Following In the Wake of Poseidon and the less successful chamber jazz-inspired Lizard, Islands, the group reformatted and changed their instrumentation in order to develop their own take on European rock improvisation, reaching a new creative peak on Larks' Tongues in Aspic and Bible Black and Red. Fripp disbanded the group in 1974. In 1981, King Crimson reformed with another change in musical instrumentation; this lasted for three years, resulting in the trio of albums Discipline and Three of a Perfect Pair. Following a decade-long hiatus, Fripp revived the group as an expanded "Double Trio" sextet in 1994, mingling its mid-‘70s and 1980s approaches with new creative options available via MIDI technology; this resulted in another three-year cycle of activity including the release of Thrak. King Crimson reunited again in 2000 as a more alternative metal-oriented quartet, releasing The Construkction of Light in 2000 and The Power to Believe in 2003: after further personnel shuffles, the band expanded to a double-drummer quintet for a 2008 tour celebrating their 40th anniversary.

Following another hiatus between 2009 and 2012, King Crimson reformed once again in 2013. This current version of King Crimson has continued to tour and to release live albums rearranging and reinterpreting music from across the band's entire previous career. Since 1997, several musicians have pursued aspects of the band's work and approaches through a series of related bands collectively referred to as ProjeKcts. In August 1967, brothers Michael Giles and Peter Giles, professional musicians in various jobbing bands since their mid-teens in Dorset, advertised for a singing organist to join their new group. Fellow Dorset musician Robert Fripp – a guitarist who did not sing – responded and the trio formed the band Giles and Fripp. Based on a format of eccentric pop songs and complex instrumentals, the band recorded several unsuccessful singles and one album, The Cheerful Insanity of Giles and Fripp; the band hovered on the edge of success, with several radio sessions and a television appearance, but never scored the hit that would have been crucial for a commercial breakthrough.

Attempting to expand their sound, the three recruited Ian McDonald on keyboards and woodwinds. McDonald brought along his then-girlfriend, former Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble, whose brief tenure with the group ended when the two split. McDonald brought in lyricist and art strategist Peter Sinfield, with whom he had been writing songs – a partnership initiated when McDonald had said to Sinfield, regarding his 1968 band Creation, "Peter, I have to tell you that your band is hopeless, but you write some great words. Would you like to get together on a couple of songs?" Fripp, saw Clouds perform at the Marquee Club in London which inspired him to incorporate classical melodies and jazz-like improvisation in his song writing. No longer interested in pursuing Peter Giles' more whimsical pop style, Fripp recommended his friend and guitarist Greg Lake and replace either Peter Giles or Fripp himself. Peter Giles called it one of Fripp's "cute political moves", but he had become disillusioned with the band's lack of success and departed, leaving Lake to become bassist and singer.

The first incarnation of King Crimson was formed in London on 30 November 1968 and first rehearsed on 13 January 1969. The band's name was coined by Sinfield, though it is not meant to be a synonym for Beelzebub, prince of demons, and etymologically, a "crimson king" was any monarch during whose reign there was civil unrest and copious bloodshed. At this point, McDonald was the group's main com

Charles Brown (offensive lineman)

Charles Rashad Jamaal Brown is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at USC, where he won the Morris Trophy, recognizing the best offensive and defensive linemen on the West Coast in 2009. Brown attended Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, where he was two-way lineman and tight end, he had 15 receptions for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns as a senior, earned 2004 Super Prep All-American and several other All-Region honors. On defense, he recorded more than 70 tackles, he was an All-League second teamer as a 2003 junior and an All-League first teamer as a 2002 sophomore. Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Brown was listed as the No. 23 offensive tackle prospect in the nation. Meanwhile, Scout.com considered him a tight end prospect and gave him a four-star rating, placing him 10th on their tight end ranking. Brown chose USC over Oregon and UCLA. Brown was recruited as a tight end by USC, arrived on campus carrying about 250 pounds.

He spent the 2005 season as a redshirted freshman tight end, but was switched to offensive tackle in the middle of the season. In 2006 Brown was played on special teams, he appeared in all 13 games including 4 games when he saw brief action at tackle. Still a backup to Baker in his sophomore year, Brown appeared in 9 games as tackle and on special teams, he started at right tackle in the season opener against Idaho. He sat out that contest. After the departure of Sam Baker to the NFL, Brown started all games of the 2008 season at left offensive tackle for the Trojans and did a commendable job, which earned him a 2008 All-Pac-10 honorable mention. In 2009, Brown was listed at No. 8 on Rivals.com′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking. Brown was named first team All American by Sporting News, won the Morris Trophy, was All Pac-10 as a senior in 2009. Brown was regarded as one of the best offensive tackles available in the 2010 NFL Draft, draws comparisons to Maurice Williams. Listed at 285 pounds during his senior year at USC, Brown weighed in at 303 pounds at the NFL Combine.

Brown was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract on July 26, 2010; as a rookie, he was inactive for 13 games. The next year, he appeared in 8 games with 5 starts. In 2012, he played in 10 games with 3 starts. In 2013, he started the first 14 games at left tackle. On April 1, 2014, the New York Giants announced the signing of Brown to a free agent contract; the contract was for $795,000, with a base salary of $730,000 and a $55,000 signing bonus. On November 22, he was waived after playing in only 2 games. On June 12, 2015, Brown was signed by the New York Jets following a tryout at minicamp, he was released on September 5. On September 14, 2015, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, to take over the backup swing tackle role from a struggling Darrion Weems, he was just used in some situational run formations. On July 26, 2016, he announced his retirement. USC Trojans bio New York Giants bio New Orleans Saints bio

Borja Martínez

Borja Martínez Giner, known as Borja, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a left winger for Hércules CF. Born in Alicante, Valencian Community, Borja joined Hércules CF's youth system in 2004 at the age of 10, started playing as a senior with the reserves in the regional divisions, he made his professional debut with the first team on 20 January 2013, playing the last 17 minutes of the 3–0 home win against CD Lugo for the Segunda División championship. On 12 July 2013, Borja signed a 2+2 contract with RCD Espanyol, being assigned to the B-team in Segunda División B. On 11 August of the following year he moved in the same division. On 23 July 2016, Borja moved to Lorca FC in the third tier; the following 11 July, after helping the club in their first promotion to the second division, he joined CD Ebro. On 28 June 2018, Borja signed for Elche CF in the second level. On 14 August of the following year, after contributing with only one goal during the campaign, he cut ties with the club. Borja Martínez at BDFutbol Borja Martínez at Futbolme Borja Martínez at Soccerway