Remembering John Wetton: June 12, 1949 – January 31, 2017
Classic Rock pays tribute to the hugely talented bassist and singer with Asia, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep and many more, who sadly passed away in January
John Wetton, the prodigiously gifted tenor vocalist, bass guitarist and songwriter, has lost a lengthy battle with colon cancer at the age of 67. Wetton performed with many of rock’s biggest and most important names, including King Crimson, UK, Roxy Music, Family, Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash, while also maintaining a solo career and collaborating with Brian Eno.
However, it was as a co-founder of the post-prog-meets-AOR four-piece Asia that many will remember best. In forming that group, Wetton established a partnership with the former Buggles/Yes keyboard player Geoffrey Downes that would sell millions of records.