Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Out On Blue Six: Asia, RIP John Wetton

John Wetton, the lead singer, founder member and principal songwriter of prog rock supergroup Asia, has passed away following a battle with cancer at the age of 67.

A real journeyman of rock, it's easy to name the bands Wetton wasn't in, than the ones he was, but here goes all the same; King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Family, Mogul Thrash, Wishbone Ash, Roxy Music, U.K, Jack-Knife, Qango, Icon and Asia, were all graced by Wetton's presence at one time or another. It was perhaps Asia that Wetton will be most remembered for, thanks in no small part to the massive 1982 American hit Heat of the Moment from their eponymous debut, which I'll share here in tribute to the man

Carl Palmer must be fed up of funerals right now.


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