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#1 workerbee

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:20 AM

"John Kenneth Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017) was an English singer, bassist, and songwriter.[1] He was born in Willington, Derbyshire, and grew up in Bournemouth. He rose to fame with bands Mogul ThrashFamilyKing CrimsonRoxy Music/Bryan FerryUriah Heep, and Wishbone Ash.[1]

After his period with King Crimson, Wetton formed U.K., and later he was the frontman and principal songwriter of the supergroup Asia,[1] which proved to be his biggest commercial success. Their eponymous debut album sold eight million copies worldwide and was Billboard magazine's No. 1 album of 1982. He later formed the duo Icon with Geoff Downes (ex-Yes, ex-The Buggles), and from the 1990s had a successful solo career, releasing a large number of studio and live albums.

Wetton had a long career as an in-demand session bass player, and collaborated with many members of progressive rock bands such as Yes (including Steve HoweBill Bruford, Geoff Downes, Alan WhiteBilly Sherwood and Peter Banks), Roxy MusicBryan Ferry and GenesisSteve Hackett."

 

 


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#2 Bassman

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:20 PM

One of my major bass influences. Sorry to hear about it, but thanks for posting.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:58 PM

It's a shame people still die from colon cancer.

Isn't it pretty much preventative if you just get physicals and blood tests yearly?

#4 blowboatbethesda

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:34 PM

It's a shame people still die from colon cancer.

Isn't it pretty much preventative if you just get physicals and blood tests yearly?

 

Pretty much, however many men consider the exam too invasive for their tastes, not to mention that stuff that you have to drink before,  knowing that (after three exams) can be really messy if you don't get to the bathroom on time.

 

Bassman, today (March 15) is Phil Lesh's birthday. He's one of my heroes

 

I have a vinyl copy of the Crimson King album. 






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