Happy 70th birthday to Bill Bruford, often considered the greatest drummer in the history of prog rock, who was born on 5/17/49. Bruford was the original drummer for the progressive rock group Yes, from 1968–1972. Bruford has performed for numerous popular acts since the early 1970s, including a stint as touring drummer for Genesis in 1976 and U.K. in 1978. Following his departure from Yes and at various times until 1997, Bruford was the drummer for King Crimson. Retired from the stage since 2009, he completed his Ph.D. proving drummers can become doctors. Watch Bruford perform with King Crimson in 1982 live from Frejus.