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    Posted: February 03 2017 at 13:30
Very sad but unfortunately not surprising considering his recent illness. R.I.P. John.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2017 at 17:49
Never bought an album specifically because John Wetton played on it. But I listened to some albums last night specifically because he played on them. I have to say I have taking his presence and talent for granted. What an amazing entertainer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2017 at 17:37
   So sorry. What a voice. They are all getting up there  in age.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 11:55
Very sad news, I have had feared this day since I first hear about his illness. This sor of cancer is absolutey horrible.
Rest in Peace John Wetton.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 08:47
Very very sad news. Rest in peace, John Wetton.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 08:24
R.I.P.  He had a wonderful life embracing quality to the things he took a major part in creating.  One of my favorites. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 23:29
A very touching gesture from Fripp. I'm glad they were able to meet up for one last time.

RIP, Mr. Wetton. I'll listen to Larks' Tongues in your memory tomorrow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 21:03
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 20:16
RIP, great singer and bassist, and an influence on many prog acts in both realms.
Probably my favourite piece sung by him is "The Night Watch", with "Exiles" and "Starless" not far behind.
I read about this on the Renaissance facebook page.  He sang duet with Annie Haslam on "Blood Silver Like Moonlight" from the last Renaissance album


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 19:02
Read the news online from a New York Times article. Cry I am gratified, however, that they included a clip of Red rather than Heat of the Moment.  A musician of great versatility and talent, running the gamut between King Crimson and Asia, I have listened to him many times and in many different moods.  We proggers were worried about this last year, and it has sadly come to pass.  The man is gone, but may his music never die out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 17:47
This is so sad I almost couldn't speak. RIP John, you were such great musician. Another year of loss is starting? Oh, well... :-((
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 17:38
Amazing career, a musician's musician, and went from being a Jack Bruce substitute to one of the most prolific and important figures in modern rock.

Bye, John.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 17:28
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 17:04
Good grief, RIP John and thanks for the music!  Damned cancer....

Just mind boggling that these losses keep coming in such a small time span.  

Been away from listening to music over the past couple of weeks, so it looks like I will be having a marathon mix of King Crimson/Asia for John, Can for Jaki, Allman Brothers for Butch Trucks, and Mott the Hoople for Overend Watts.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 15:37
As one of the older crowd, I'm well aware that we "all gotta go sometime". But what really disturbs me is seeing how many music artists that I have revered succumbing to the horrible and emaciating disease of cancer. Bert Jansch, Chris Squire, David Bowie, and now John Wetton. A poor reward for people who gave so much pleasure to others. 

RIP John. I'll brake my 30 year oath and play "Heat of the Moment" in tribute to you.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 15:23
I remember hearing a live version of 'Part of the Load' by 'Family' when John was with them; that deep rumbling, rolling bass riff just propelled the whole thing in a way i hadnt heard before- that sound was developed when he joined Crimson.. plus that voice!.. Another legend takes his bow and takes his leave. RIP and thanks for the legacy you leave behind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 14:24
RIP John Wetton. Your music, your talent, and your spirit will live on through your music and our appriciation of it. Though your death has brought tears to my eyes, I can't help but be happy that your suffering has ended.
Keep rocking out up there in the great gig in the sky. You will be remembered fondly.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 13:54
Oof! I know last year was bad, but his death combined with Jaki's make this year hit harder. Can't say it's a shock though...that cancer is awful.

RIP to one of the best (and my favorite of the classic guys). Those live recordings from the 70s really show his power and grandeur. Time for another trip through the Starless box.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2017 at 13:17
Fantastic musician, there never was and never will be quite another one like John Wetton. Rest in peace.
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