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John Wetton

Postby Roger USA » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:38 pm

I have just seen that John Wetton of King Crimson, Asia and others, has joined that ever growing super-group in the heavens.

King Crimson's album "Red", a favorite of mine, was one of his very best.

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Re: John Wetton

Postby Roger » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:08 am

Hi Roger

Yes very sad news.

I saw John Wetton play several times over the years, usually in association with Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry. However the last time I saw him perform live was in 2014 at Mr Kyps in Poole during the "Ravens and Lullabies" tour. Shortly before Gordon, Oliver and their band appeared on stage I was sure that John Wetton walked past me. "You're John Wetton aren't you?" I asked. "Yes" he said before going backstage.

Anyway much to my surprise (and everyone elses) he appeared from the shadows during the set to perform vocals on a cracking version of “ Heat of the Moment”. Totally unexpected and a great moment during what had already been an exceptional night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHO177VI1s

As you say Roger "Red" is a great album and along with FOTD and "Mainstream" by Quiet Sun (featuring Phil Manzanera) it's one of my favourite prog records.

Rest in peace John Wetton.
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Re: John Wetton

Postby Tom McCauley » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:13 pm

Good evening to you both.

Yes, very sad news. A friend of mine is doing a tribute tonight on a radio show.

That's another King Crimson member taken as I recall another of their members was taken so soon last year.
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Re: John Wetton

Postby Roger USA » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:57 pm

Hi Roger,

What a great moment saying hello to John Wetton and seeing him perform in Poole! I didn't realize he had performed with Gordon and Oliver at that gig (or my memory is failing me....). I have just watched the You Tube link.

That was a real bonus night for you!

All The Best,

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Re: John Wetton

Postby Roger » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:39 pm

Roger,

There is a nice tribute on Oliver's page which tells the story behind the Mr Kyps appearance:

http://www.oliver-wakeman.co.uk/
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Re: John Wetton

Postby Roger USA » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:42 am

That's a very nice piece Roger - thanks for posting the link.


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