Bass Player John Wetton Dies

Progressive rock musician John Wetton died January 31 in Bournemouth, England as a result of colon cancer at the age of 67.

Asia’s self-titled debut album was certified four times platinum for selling four million copies in the United States.

While best known for his musical abilities as bass player and singer in Asia and King Crimson, Wetton also performed with Family, Mogul Thrash, Wishbone Ash, Bryan Ferry, Uriah Heep, UK, Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, David Cross, Ayreon, District 97, Renaissance. and Roxy Music. Wetton also had his own solo music career.

John Kenneth Wetton was born June 12, 1949 in Derbyshire, England but was raised in Bournemouth where he started his musical journey on the family piano and in the church.

He is survived by his wife Lisa, son Dylan, mother Peggy, and older brother Robert.

John Wetton Discography:
“Caught in the Crossfire”
“WettonManzanera”
“Jacknife”
“Battle Lines”
“Voice Mail”
“Chasing the Dragon”
“Live: Chasing the Dragon”
“Akustika: Live in Amerika”
“Live in Tokyo”
“Live in New York”
“Sub Rosa: Live in Milan 1998”
Arkangel”
“Welcome Back to Heaven”
“Live at the Sun Plaza Tokyo 1999”
“Live at Atsugi, Vol. 1”
“Live at Atsugi, Vol. 2”
“Live in Argentina”

Live in Sweden”
“Wetton and Downes”
“Sinister”
“Nomansland”
“Live in Stockholm 1998”
“Rock of Faith”
“Live in Osaka”
“One Way or Another”
“Live in the Underworld”
“Amata”
“Icon”
“Icon:Acoustiv TV Broadcast”
“Never in a Million Years”
“Agenda”
“Rubicon”
“Icon, Vol. 2: Rubicon II”
“Raised in Captivity”
“Epilogue”
“One More Red Night: Live in Chicago”
“Live Via Satellite”
“Reunion: UK Live in Tokyo”
“Osaka Live”
“New York Minute”
“Songs of the Century: An All-Star Tribute to Supertramp”

 


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