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    Posted: January 31 2017 at 06:29
John Wetton (formely King Crimson, UK, Asia etc) has passed away. Cry RIP.
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I though the "odd" years were supposed to be good. Not looking well so far.
RIP John, and thanks for sharing your talent.
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At least the suffering is over.  Rest in Peace John... Prayers for your family...May they be comforted and taken care of with love and mutual support.
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So another prog baritone and ex King Crimson lead singer bites the dust sadly. As well as being one of the best vocalists, John was also a great bassist and good enough to be recruited by Roxy Music just on that alone. You will be missed..
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It was the work of John Wetton that makes me out his trilogy of albums above the debut album line up of King Crimson.
And it was also weird that after all these years, last Friday I ordered the debut album of Asia.
Then again, I also remember a reverse of one of his recent albums, acoustic reworkings, with the cruel end line of something along the lines of "He must really need to ask questions about their life if he's happy with this."
I hope that journalist is feeling sh*t right now!

R.I.P. John Wetton.
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R.I.P. Cry
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Another day with bad news to wake up to.

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Picky with my male prog singers but he was in my top 5----RIP---a great talent and seemed like a good man.
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I am in tears now  Cry  ... this hurts bad.  One of the best vocalists around.  Incredible bass player.  Just really broken hearted here.
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When I was young I used to collect all his albums. I even had WettonManzanera and so on.
I really really liked him and then suddenly the love was over. His voice started to irritate me very much.

He became the symbol of old men cashing in on the classic rock circuit.
But now he's dead, I feel bad for bad mouthing him sometimes.

RIP mister Wetton.

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God...Really so sad.

Great voice and amazing bass player.

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I'm sorry that he suffered so much with that damned cancer....I'd seen John with LTIA KC, UK and Asia, and he was always one of the best bass players who could play bass and sing lead vocals simultaneously.  

He was a major influence on my own bass playing, and I am saddened to learn of his passing, but at least his struggle is over.  RIP, John...

Here he is with Bob Fripp at Christmastime, 2016....I'm so glad that Bob was supportive of him throughout his life and career.  




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Well, that stinks. His bass work with King Crimson was one of the best in rock - right up there with John Entwistle and Chris Squire.

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Damn!!

2017 starting to look just like 2016.

RIP John, you will be missed.
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Oh dear... I knew he was seriously ill and I kind of expected this but... not so soon. He was my favourite King Crimson vocalist, not to mention his bass playing. What a loss
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Wow. Sad news. RIP John Wetton. I'm fortunate to have seen him three times or so live(once with Asia, once with UK and once with District 97). 
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R.I.P., Wetton was always my favorite part of King Crimson. That's the reason why Starless and Bible Black will always be my favorite album from them, he really shines on that record.
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