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Just heard this on the radio, sad :(

JW played with so many top bands. He will be missed.

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Real shame but he's not been well for quite some time. Terrific player and fine vocalist as well. RIP.

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So very sad to hear this. Such a great bass player. Playing along to those first two Asia albums in the early 80s was a huge part of my teaching myself to play the bass. Loved his tone, loved his voice, love his playing... a real loss to the prog and bass playing community. RIP John.

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Just heard the passing of John Wetton. Such a tragic loss.
He has been a huge influence to me.

Sorely missed by so many

Dave :(

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3 threads merged.
Sad day. :(

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Very sad - great musician and voice - that completes the trio of killer original prog bassists along with Chris Squire and Greg Lake

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I sanded some wood floors for John many moons ago,when he lived just outside godalming.An absolutely lovely down to earth bloke.signed all my asia albums and even let me have a blast on a new bass he was trying out for ibanez at the time.he was very humble in the fact that he thanked me for buying his records!! A very great loss as a person and to the bass world.rip John x

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Just saw this on the NME site. Totally shocked and saddened.

A truly influential bassist. Been rightly discussed on here many times over.....a massive loss.

RIP JW.

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His playing with King Crimson especially was a huge influence on me too. Starless remains one of my Top Ten tracks. Fantastic, soulful voice too. RIP John.

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The first Asia album is one of my favourite albums of all time, largely because of JW's bass & vocal contributions. Still play it regularly. Sad news indeed.

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Echoing all that's been said above already; he was a fabulous musician and we've lost far too many of his calibre recently..

RIP

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[quote name='fleabag' timestamp='1471744060' post='3115533']
He was on Fearless, as well as Bandstand. Just the 2 albums unfortunately. Ric Grech and John Weider played on the other albums
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Apart from "It's Only A Movie", which was Jim Cregan.

Saddened to hear that he's gone. Saw him with Asia a few years ago (not really my sort of thing), who were on the same bill as Family. Struck me as a shame that "Family" didn't get him up for one.

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