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xx R.I.P. John Wetton
« Thread started on: Jan 31st, 2017, 06:34am »

John Wetton dies age 67 from cancer. cry

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 31st, 2017, 06:54am »

Once again, I heard it here first. Very sad, after his long and brave fight with cancer. RIP to a man whose work many knew without knowing it.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 31st, 2017, 08:26am »

A great musician and a great loss to fans of progressive music.

RIP John.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 31st, 2017, 09:44am »

Yet another prog legend to pass on. sad He will be missed greatly. He was one of my favorite bass players and vocalists.
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 31st, 2017, 10:42am »

Wow, one of my favourite bass players... Carl Palmer must be shocked and devastated right now. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and now John Wetton, a band he formed with John known as Asia. As COT says, this year has only started!... He was also part of Steve Hackett's live material as guest and appeared on a few DVD's....

Sad loss to the music industry indeed. He was famously part of King Crimson, Asia and appeared with the band Roxy music, Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash.

Like the rest that past, you will never be forgotten but remembered as one of the greats. We have your music in our hearts and lives to enjoy...

RIP John!!!!!....

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« Reply #6 on: Feb 1st, 2017, 02:59am »



Got to see you UK in 2015 in London waited almost 30 years to see them - amazing...........

Unfortunately never got to this line up though.........



Safe journey to the arms of your God......................
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 1st, 2017, 3:12pm »

Sad to hear of John Wetton's passing, he became a talismanic sideman throughout the 70s and 80s from Mogul Thrash, via Family, King Crimson, UK, Asia, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Wishbone Ash and of course Steve Hackett in the 90s.

I was fortunate enough to see him with King Crimson in December '72 at the Rainbow, March '73 at the Marquee and October '73 at the Rainbow again. The first of these gigs, witnessed from row B was nothing less than astounding, Larks' Tongues Crimson in full flight, where John's bass was the spine of the KC sound. An amazing improvisational player as well as the ultimate technician on bass, he was in his element negotiating some of the most complex music to come out of rock in the seventies. His vocals also gave Crimson real soul.

I caught up with him again at another Marquee gig in 1985 when he was playing bass with Phil Manzanera, one of the last gigs at the old Marquee. Great too to hear him alongside Steve Hackett on the 'Genesis Revisited' tour in '96, didn't get to this but the set was beautifully captured on The Tokyo Tapes cd - just listen to John's bass punching equal weight with Hackett's iconic solo on Firth of Fifth - incredible! R.I.P. John, thanks for all the great music through the years.
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 4th, 2017, 2:04pm »

Not again. sad
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