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Following his period in Uriah Heep, Wetton formed U. Their eponymous debut album sold eight million copies worldwide, and was Billboard magazine 's No. He later formed the duo Icon with Geoff Downes also from Asia, ex- Yesex- The Bugglesand from the s had a Neil Young - Only Love Can Break Your Heart / Birds solo career, releasing several studio and live albums.
Wetton was born near Derby but grew up in Bournemouth where he attended Heat Of The Moment - John Wetton - Akustika School. His older brother was a classical organist and choirmasterand while practicing organ would have John play the bass parts on a piano, since their home organ did not have a pedalboard. Wetton recalled that during these practices, "I got to like bass lines, because Bach bass lines are incredibly interesting. So I thought, this is good, I like bass lines, that's me.
Wetton's first big break came when he joined Robert Fripp also a native of Dorset in Fripp's new line-up of King Crimson inallowing Wetton to come to the fore as a lead singer and composer. Palmer-James also worked with the band as a lyricist. Wetton remained with the band until Fripp unexpectedly disbanded it in After the dissolution of King Crimson Wetton continued to work on various projects, including a tour with Roxy Music  and two albums with Uriah Heep. After the break-up of U.
Later that year he had a brief stint in Wishbone Ashcontributing bass and vocals to their album Number the Brave In he had a meeting with Geffen Records ' boss John Kalodner who took him to task for playing bass in the backing band for Bryan Ferry.
At Kalodner's insistence Wetton started working and writing with Steve Howewho had most recently been in Yes. They went on to form Asia  with whom Wetton worked until In that year, Wetton was fired from Asia at the insistence of Geffen Records, ostensibly because of lower-than-expected sales of the Alpha album. The s saw Wetton mostly out of Asia and focusing on a solo career.
Inanother attempt to reform Asia resulted in Wetton participating in the short-lived progressive rock group Qango with Carl Palmer, John Young and Dave Kilminster. The Heat Of The Moment - John Wetton - Akustika performed several shows in the UK and recorded one live Heat Of The Moment - John Wetton - AkustikaLive in the Hoodbefore disbanding when Wetton and Palmer returned to their solo projects.
In the early s, he reunited with Geoff Downes for iCon. Inan official reunion of the original Asia line-up Wetton, Downes, Howe, and Palmer Home Again - Barry Manilow - Reflections occurred.
The studio album titled Phoenixthe original band's first since 's Alphawas released in April and peaked at No. Inhe guested on the album Grandine il vento with Renaissancewith whom he had played live 42 years before. Wetton also worked extensively as a session musician with such musicians as Brian EnoBryan Ferry and Phil Manzanera.
Wetton died in his sleep from complications of colorectal cancer at the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital in ChristchurchDorseton 31 January Geoff Downes stated "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that I have to report we have lost my dearest friend, brother, bandmate and long term musical collaborator [ And words are not really enough to describe the loss I feel right now".
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