- CAT Episode 139 - John Wetton (Asia/King Crimson) Ray White 31:48
John Wetton left his footprint on many of progressive rock’s greatest bands: Asia, King Crimson, U.K., Roxy Music, Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash, just to name a few. A singer, songwriter and bassist, his greatest fame came as frontman of the 1980’s supergroup Asia. John passed away, much too young, on January 31, 2017. On this episode we celebrate John and the 40th anniversary of the debut Asia album that sold over 10 million albums worldwide and was Billboard magazine’s #1 album of 1982. We feature multi-award winning program director Ray White interviewing John in May 2011, where he talks about Asia’s Phoenix album, that brought together all four of the orginial members in the studio for the first time since 1983. John also shares his insights on fellow band member Steve Howe and his collaborations with another Asia band member, Geoff Downes, in the band Icon. You’ll find more of our interview with John Wetton on Episode 14. In our showcase segment, we feature the British progressive rock stalwarts and Grammy winning band Jethro Tull, who recently released their first new original material album since 1999, titled The Zealot Gene. The premier British progressive rock bands, we have them on the CAT!