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What is Elephant Talk?

Elephant Talk, also affectionately known as ET, was originally a digest-format newsletter distributed by electronic mail, and available on the WWW. It was started in August 1991 by its editor and moderator, Toby Howard. The Elephant Talk Web site got its own domain name in December 1997, and is maintained by Daniel Kirkdorffer. The newsletter allowed readers and contributors to swap information, write reviews, answer queries, collaborate on discographies, transcribe music, or just chat about frippery in general. The Web site serves as an archive of content from the newsletter, as well as additional content sent in by enthusiasts. Robert Fripp read the Elephant Talk newsletter, and occasionally contributed. The newsletter was discontinued after 1251 issues, and over 15 years of chit-chat, but the complete archives can be found at the searchable archives.

What is ETWiki?

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Following the end of the newsletter, and the recognition that other sites on the Web provide terrific forums for chit chat it was determined that it made sense to convert the old ET Web site into a wiki site. After all, the content had been contributed over time by our readers, and this way, the archives could grow more organically.

So ETWiki is exactly what you'd expect it to be: the number one site for information about King Crimson and Robert Fripp. The difference now is everyone can contribute directly. All you need to do is establish an account and login to be able to edit unprotected content.

We'll still have folks around to maintain a little order, but if you are familiar with Wikipedia and other similar wiki sites, you will hopefully feel comfortable here.

Donations Always Welcome

Although both ETWiki is a completely free resource, and will always remain so, it inevitably has running costs, such as hosting and domain name fees. If you'd care to make a donation, however small, towards the upkeep of ETWiki, we'd be very grateful.

All you need to do is follow this PayPal link, and log in with your PayPal account or, if you don't have one, create one. All proceeds will be managed by Toby Howard. Thank you!

Another way you can help out is by occasionally visiting the links in the Google Ads we're running in the sidebar. We hope these are unobtrusive to the eye, but they might actually help pay for this site if we get a decent click through rate.

ETWiki News

April 13, 2019

Recent Site Outages

Just a word to say that ET Wiki experienced multiple multi-day outages recently. Our Web host has been doing something that has resulted in files being deleted. We hope this will not happen again.

Daniel K (talk) 20:53, 13 April 2019 (EDT)

June 14, 2018

Listening Guide to Larks' Tongues in Aspic

For people who can read Italian I announce the publication of my book Gelatine Sonore (a listening guide to Larks' Tongues in Aspic). You can find more information on this link:

‎Lelio57 (talk) 14:46, 14 June 2018 (EST)

February 14, 2018

Recent Outage

ET Wiki experienced an extended outage until today following issues incurred when the site was moved to a new server. The problem has been fixed, but please let us know if you find anything that still not working as it should.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Daniel K (talk) 02:47, 15 February 2018 (EST)

January 31, 2017


Greg Lake (November 10th, 1947 - December 7th, 2016)
John Wetton (June 12th, 1949 – January 31st, 2017)

Daniel K (talk) 21:22, 31 January 2017 (EST)

July 19, 2016

New Book

For people who read Italian, the book Appunti di Rock 3, just published by the Foglio Letterario, contains an essay on Larks' Tongues in Aspic in which the album pieces are analyzed.

Lelio (talk) 10:54, 19 July 2016 (EDT)

July 6, 2016

New Tabulatures

Many thanks to Jacques Lonchampt for contributing new transcriptions of Red, In The Court Of The Crimson King, Moonchild and Cadence And Cascade.

Daniel K (talk) 21:40, 6 July 2016 (EDT)

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