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John Kenneth Wetton
12 June 1949
|Died||31 January 2017 (aged 67)|
|Cause of death||Colon cancer|
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, musician, producer|
|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|
John Kenneth Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017) was a British singer-songwriter and bass guitarist. 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. He was known for playing the bass guitar.
References[change | change source]
- "My Own Time: The Authorized Biography of John Wetton", by Kim Dancha, 1997
- Robbins, Josh (31 January 2017). "John Wetton, frontman for Asia and key prog rock figure, dies aged 67".
- "Asia frontman, ex-King Crimson bassist John Wetton dies – NME". NME. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
- "John Wetton dies aged 67". Prog. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
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