John Wetton

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John Wetton
John Wetton playing bass live (cropped).jpg
Born John Kenneth Wetton
(1949-06-12)12 June 1949
Willington, Derbyshire, England
Died 31 January 2017(2017-01-31) (aged 67)
Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Cause of death Colon cancer
Occupation Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Years active 1965–2017
Musical career
Genres Progressive rock, hard rock, pop rock, jazz fusion
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards
Labels E.G., Atlantic Records, Geffen, Universal Records, Island, Eagle, Avalon, EMI, King Records, Frontiers
Associated acts Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K., Jack-Knife, Wishbone Ash, Asia, Phenomena, Renaissance, Qango, Brian Eno, Ayreon
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass
Zon Legacy

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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