John Wetton

1949 - 2017

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John Kenneth Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017) was an English musician, singer, and songwriter. Known for his dexterous bass playing and booming baritone voice, Wetton first gained fame in the early 1970s. He performed with many members of the progressive rock scene, including King Crimson, U.K., Family, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash.Wetton was the singer and principal songwriter of the supergroup Asia, which proved to be his biggest commercial success. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wetton has received more than 1,448,512 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). John Wetton is the 477th most popular singer (up from 492nd in 2019), the 1,706th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,772nd in 2019) and the 57th most popular Singer.

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  • 27

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  • 4.85

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  • 2.99

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Among singers, John Wetton ranks 477 out of 3,528Before him are Nelly Furtado, Bobby Solo, Monica Zetterlund, Ed Sheeran, Lili Ivanova, and Michael Bolton. After him are Marek Grechuta, Shawn Mendes, Amr Diab, Rick Parfitt, KRS-One, and Plastic Bertrand.

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Among people born in 1949, John Wetton ranks 163Before him are Valentin Inzko, Patrick Duffy, Alexander Godunov, John Savage, Clodoaldo, and Trương Tấn Sang. After him are Walid Jumblatt, Judith Resnik, Jeremy Corbyn, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nebojša Radmanović, and Phil Lynott. Among people deceased in 2017, John Wetton ranks 135Before him are Omar Abdel-Rahman, Jiro Taniguchi, Todor Veselinović, Ludmila Belousova, Daliah Lavi, and Tom Petty. After him are Hans Schäfer, Lyudmila Chernykh, Aleksey Batalov, Viktor Gorbatko, Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Claude Rich.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Wetton ranks 1,706 out of 7,765Before him are Arthur Tansley (1871), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852), Edward Waring (1736), Kenneth Grahame (1859), and Charles Gray (1928). After him are Rupert Grint (1988), James Connolly (1868), John Kerr (1824), Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936), Eystein II of Norway (1125), and William Murdoch (1754).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, John Wetton ranks 57Before him are Black (1962), Maggie Reilly (1956), Andy Gibb (1958), Paul Di'Anno (1958), Francis Rossi (1949), and Ed Sheeran (1991). After him are Rick Parfitt (1948), Keith Flint (1969), Sandie Shaw (1947), John Lydon (1956), Kathleen Ferrier (1912), and Limahl (1958).

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