John Kenneth Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017) was an English singer, bassist, and songwriter. He was born in Willington, Derbyshire, and grew up in Bournemouth, Dorset. He rose to fame with bands Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music and Uriah Heep. Following his period in Uriah Heep, Wetton formed . and later - after a brief stint in Wishbone Ash - he was the frontman and principal songwriter of the supergroup Asia, which proved to be his biggest commercial success.
Turn On The Radio John Wetton. I'll Be There John Wetton.
Icon is a studio album recorded and released by Asia band members John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes in 2005. It is the first in the Icon series (though they previously released the album Wetton Downes in 2002, a collection of demos from the 1980s). The third Icon album is Icon 3 (2009). All three were reissued in 2018 by Epicon Records, a vanity label for Icon albums set up by Wetton's estate and Downes. Let Me Go". "God Walks with Us" – 4:40.
John Wetton's first solo album is a pure Pop Rock affair with a slight infusion of Blues Rock and Rock 'N' Roll. Released between Wetton's work with UK in the late 70's and Asia in the 80's, Caught In The Crossfire has nothing to do with the music of those groups. Listening to this album really puts Asia into perspective. Songs to "Turn On the Radio", for the then "new decade" of the eighties. This, John Wetton's first solo album, was released in October 1980. I don't remember seeing this album in the record shops of my city in the eighties. First, a bit of history: in March 1979 the band ". on which Wetton was the bassist and lead singer, released their second studio album, titled "Danger Money", as a trio, with Wetton, Eddie Jobson (keyboards and electric violin), and new drummer Terry Bozzio.
John Wetton - Every Trick In The Book. John Wetton - Who Will Light a Candle? John Wetton - You Don't Have To Leave My Life. John Wetton - Finger On The Trigger. John Wetton - Silently. John Wetton - Turn On The Radio. John Wetton - Heart of Darkness. John Wetton - Nothing's Forever.
And now I stand, forsaking pride The time has come to turn the tide I've drawn the line, I've built my wall And I won't let one more dream fall. All days of innocence, I surrendered long ago. Where's the wind that takes me higher The hand that offers peace The heart that still gives shelter'. I wanna go back to find The innocent days that I left behind I still believe they're holding ground Behind the battle lines If it takes a million miles over land and sea Gonna swim in the rivers of purity I know they still run free Behind the battle lines