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Peter Sinfield


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Peter Sinfield (born on December 27, 1943 in London, England) is most famously known as the lyricist for early incarnations of King Crimson. He contributed to In the Court of the Crimson King, In the Wake of Poseidon, Lizard and Islands, which he also produced.

After having been asked to leave the group by Robert Fripp, Sinfield continued to be active in the progressive rock scene. He produced Roxy Music’s first album Roxy Music, and later recorded a solo album, Still, in 1973. The album was later reissued on CD with additional tracks as Stillusion. He then turned up providing lyrics for fellow Crimson alumnus Greg Lake in Emerson, Lake and Palmer, as well as others like Italian progressive rock group PFM and former Procol Harum singer/pianist Gary Brooker.

Latterly, he has worked in the pop music field. For example, he wrote the lyrics to “The Land of Make Believe” by Bucks Fizz and “Think Twice” for Celine Dion. He has also written lyrics for another Crimson alumnus, David Cross.

Sinfield’s best known work is the lyrics for the “atheist” Christmas song “I Believe in Father Christmas” by Greg Lake in 1977 which has now become a Christmas standard.


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  • Shelef

    The Night People is an amazing piece of music...

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • JDarling69

    What an amazing gift for songwriting he has!

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ukhanova

    totally agree with Wiaszczurka - this must be listened for a 5-10 times to get high of it. I also like Sinfield's vocal: sick but very cynical (try "The Night People" for example). One of my favorite album.

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Wiaszczurka

    At first I didn't like Still album at all, but now I think that it's very very good, just needed to listen to it more than few times to simply love it!

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
  • pollepet

    he made King Crimson and Roxy Music, Top concepts in Popmusic-History

    2 Jan 2010 Reply
  • TarkusFloyd

    Buen disco, gran artista

    4 May 2009 Reply

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