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John Wetton

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John Wetton
John Kenneth Wetton

(1949-06-12)12 June 1949
Died31 January 2017(2017-01-31) (aged 67)
Cause of deathColon cancer
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Years active1965–2017
Musical career
GenresProgressive rock, hard rock, pop rock, jazz fusion
InstrumentsVocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards
LabelsE.G., Atlantic Records, Geffen, Universal Records, Island, Eagle, Avalon, EMI, King Records, Frontiers
WebsiteOfficial website

John Kenneth Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017) was a British singer-songwriter and bass guitarist.[1] He was born in Willington, Derbyshire. He rose to fame with bands Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry, Uriah Heep, and Wishbone Ash.[2] He was known for playing the bass guitar.

Wetton died in his sleep at his home in Bournemouth, Dorset on 31 January 2017 from colon cancer. He was 67. He was survived by his wife, Lisa and son, Dylan.[3][4]


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  1. "My Own Time: The Authorized Biography of John Wetton", by Kim Dancha, 1997
  2. Robbins, Josh (31 January 2017). "John Wetton, frontman for Asia and key prog rock figure, dies aged 67".
  3. "Asia frontman, ex-King Crimson bassist John Wetton dies – NME". NME. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  4. "John Wetton dies aged 67". Prog. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-01-31.

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