John Wetton and me, by friend and Prog writer Nick Shilton
Nick Shilton was both a fan and a friend of the late John Wetton. He looks back on his friendship with Wetton and the wide-ranging influence of his music
Back in 1996 I met John Wetton for the first time. Rock music was ill-served by music magazines in the mid 1990s, and with the advent of Classic Rock still some years away (and Prog yet further off), I was writing for a small magazine called Frontiers. The Frontiers church was a broad one, encompassing everything from AOR and hard rock to prog and heavy metal, but the magazine’s circulation was steadily growing, driven in part by the addition of a cover-mounted promotional CD.