John Wetton

1949 - 2017

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John Kenneth Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017) was an English singer, bassist, guitarist, and songwriter. He was born in Willington, Derbyshire, and grew up in Bournemouth, Dorset. Between 1972- 1982, he rose to fame fronting the bands King Crimson, U.K. and Asia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wetton has received more than 1,301,208 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). John Wetton is the 493rd most popular singer (up from 507th in 2019), the 1,773rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,744th in 2019) and the 57th most popular British Singer.

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Among singers, John Wetton ranks 493 out of 3,541Before him are Bobby Darin, Renato Carosone, Mari Boine, Don McLean, Isabella Colbran, and Isabelle Aubret. After him are Sinéad O'Connor, Emmylou Harris, Gazebo, Héctor Lavoe, Leila Mourad, and Big Mama Thornton.

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Among people born in 1949, John Wetton ranks 146Before him are Alan Menken, Christopher Hitchens, Georges Leekens, Leopoldo Luque, John Toshack, and Clodoaldo. After him are Billy Gibbons, Gregg Popovich, Shing-Tung Yau, Valentin Inzko, Judith Resnik, and Manuel Marín. Among people deceased in 2017, John Wetton ranks 153Before him are James Rosenquist, Vito Acconci, Joachim Meisner, Daliah Lavi, Robert Miles, and Jiro Taniguchi. After him are Richard F. Gordon Jr., Seijun Suzuki, Hal Moore, Clifton James, Manuel Marín, and Ulf Stark.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Wetton ranks 1,773 out of 6,924Before him are Malcolm Arnold (1921), Eric Campbell (1880), Nicolas Roeg (1928), Lynn Redgrave (1943), John Barbirolli (1899), and Mark Sykes (1879). After him are Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730), Alan Stacey (1933), Henry Percy (1364), Gordon Milne (1937), Tom Ellis (1978), and Thomas Gray (1716).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, John Wetton ranks 57Before him are Ronnie Biggs (1929), Limahl (1958), Andy Gibb (1958), Maggie Reilly (1956), Noel Gallagher (1967), and Black (1962). After him are Rick Parfitt (1948), Paul Di'Anno (1958), Kathleen Ferrier (1912), Julian Lennon (1963), Jeanette (1951), and Graham Bonnet (1947).

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