Friday, February 3, 2017
How sad is this?
I'm going to combine two posts in one!
Asia co-founder/King Crimson veteran John Wetton has passed
-John Wetton joined King Crimson in 1972. Some of the albums he made with the band include Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Starless and Bible Black and Red. He also had short stints with Roxy Music, Uriah Heep and co-founding the band U.K. with Bill Bruford. He then went on to form the band Asia, consisting of him on vocals, ex-Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer, ex-Yes members Steve Howe and Geoff Downes. Asia was scheduled to tour with Journey, but he had to pull out due to undergoing chemotherapy
Black Sabbath keyboard player Geoff Nicholls has passed
-Geoff Nicholls, who has played keyboards with Sabbath from 1979-2004, has lost his battle with lung cancer. Tony Iommi posted something on his Facebook page about it. "I’m so saddened to hear the loss of one of my dearest and closest friends Geoff Nicholls,” he wrote. “He’s been suffering for a while now with lung cancer and he lost his battle this morning. Geoff and I have always been very close and he has been a real true friend to me and supported me all the way for nearly 40 years. I will miss him dearly and he will live in my heart until we meet again. Rest In Peace my dear friend"
-Geezer Butler also shares his thoughts. "Very sad to hear of old friend and Sabbath keyboard player Geoff Nicholls passing. RIP Geoff". What some may not know is that during the mid to late 1970s, when Sabbath was going through trouble, Ozzy getting fired and Geezer quitting, Nicholls stepped in on bass, being an accomplished bass player. When Butler returned, Nicholls went back to keyboards.