|Born||June 25, 1946 Osterley, Middlesex|
|Years active||1960s- present|
|Associated acts||King Crimson|
Ian McDonald (born June 25, 1946, in Osterley, Middlesex) is an English multi-instrumental musician, best known as a founding member of progressive rock group King Crimson, formed in 1969, and of the hard rock band Foreigner in 1976. Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Osterley is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow in West London. Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest by area. King Crimson is a Progressive rock band founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969 Foreigner is a rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex- King Crimson member Ian McDonald, Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Osterley is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow in West London. Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest by area. A multi-instrumentalist is a Musician who plays a number of different instruments The Bachelor of Music degree usually requires a second instrument Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. King Crimson is a Progressive rock band founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969 Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock Foreigner is a rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex- King Crimson member Ian McDonald, He is well-known as a rock session musician, predominantly as a saxophonist. Session musicians are musicians available for hire as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind He also plays flute, vibraphone, keyboards and guitar. The vibraphone, sometimes called the vibraharp or simply the vibes, is a Musical instrument in the mallet subfamily of the percussion family
Born in London, McDonald served five years in the British Army as a bandsman. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. His music talent ranged from classical orchestra to dance bands to rock. Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African In 1969, he was in King Crimson's initial line up, which recorded their first album In the Court of the Crimson King. King Crimson is a Progressive rock band founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969 In the Court of the Crimson King (an observation by King Crimson is the 1969 debut Album by the British Progressive rock group King McDonald and drummer Michael Giles departed and formed a spin-off group that released one album titled McDonald and Giles. Michael Rex Giles (born on 1 March 1942 in Waterlooville, Hampshire) is an English drummer best known as a co-founder of King Crimson McDonald and Giles is an album of music released by British musicians Ian McDonald and Michael Giles in 1971 He re-appeared in King Crimson in 1974 and intended to rejoin the band as a full member but did not get the opportunity to do so given Fripp's decision to split the group.
He became a founding member of the band Foreigner in 1976, for whom he played guitar as well as his trademark woodwinds and keyboards. Foreigner is a rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex- King Crimson member Ian McDonald, He has been a session musician and appeared in the recording of the hit single "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" by T. Rex, and recordings by Linda Lewis, Christine Harwood amongst others. TRex (occasionally spelled T Rex or T-Rex) were an English rock band fronted by guitarist singer and songwriter Marc Bolan. He also has some production credits to his name, few of them being albums by Fruupp, Darryll Way's Wolf and Fireballet. In 1999, he released a solo album, Drivers Eyes.
In 1997, the release of the King Crimson 4-CD set Epitaph, consisting of rare live recordings of the 1969 version of King Crimson, renewed interest in the early Crimson material. Epitaph is a live 4CD set of concert performances and radio sessions by the band King Crimson, released in 1997 Out of that interest, the 21st Century Schizoid Band was formed in 2002 and several tours and live albums have followed. 21st Century Schizoid Band are a King Crimson alumnus group formed in 2002. The band includes former King Crimson members Michael Giles (drums & percussion), Peter Giles (bass), Ian McDonald (sax, flute, keyboards), Mel Collins (alto/tenor sax, flute, keyboards) and also Jakko Jakszyk from Level 42 on guitar and lead vocals. Peter A Giles (born 17 June, 1944, in Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset, England) is a bass player and Vocalist Mel Collins (born Melvyn Desmond Collins on 5 September 1947 in the Isle of Man is a British Saxophonist and Flautist and prominent Jakko M Jakszyk (born Michael Lee Curran on June 8th 1958 in London) is a guitarist and vocalist who has played with a number of British groups as well as releasing his own Level 42 are an English Pop rock and Jazz-funk band. The group had a number of worldwide and UK hits during the 1980s and 1990s and have After the first tour Michael Giles was replaced with another former King Crimson drummer Ian Wallace, who has since died. Ian Russell Wallace (b 29 September 1946, Bury, Lancashire, England — d