February 2, 2010

Today's Tune: "The Court Of The Crimson King"
By King Crimson

On this day (February 2nd) in 1969, the great English actor Boris Karloff (Born William Henry Pratt on November 23, 1887) died from pneumonia. He had been struggling with arthritis and emphysema for a long time before contracting pneumonia.

Karloff acted in a huge number of movies during his career. His work included television appearances. His likeness was even used in a series of comic books, and he was the narrator and voice of The Grinch for the animated children's television movie, 'Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas' (1966).

Of course, what most people will always remember Boris Karloff for are his many horror movies. There are quite a few in his catalogue that could inspire a choice for a 'Today's Tune'. For this particular installment, we're going with a band that hasn't been featured on this blog before.

When going over the list of films by Karloff, and coming across the 1968 horror movie 'Curse Of The Crimson Altar', one song and one band immediately come to mind. Please enjoy "The Court Of The Crimson King" (1969) by prog rock masters, King Crimson.

King Crimson - "The Court Of The Crimson King"

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