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Wesley Johnson known by his stage name Wess August 13, 1945 — September 21, 2009 was an American-born Italian singer and bass guitarist, perhaps mostly known for representing Italy along with Dori Ghezzi in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975 in Stockholm, Sweden, placing third He formed a successful duo with Ghezzi and achieved some hits in Italy, such as "Voglio stare con te", "Come stai Con chi sei" and "Un corpo e un'anima" Wess also was a singer and played bass guitar for the funk-soul band Wess & The Airedales in the 1960s and early 1970s Originally from North Carolina, Wess moved to Italy in the 1960s in pursuit of a musical career Wess died in New York during his United States tour when a breathing crisis led to his death He was the father of UK-based R'n'B singer Romina Johnson, who often accompanied him as a backing singer

See also

List of bass guitarists

References

  1. ^ Giuntini, Cristina "Wess Italy 1975 dies at 64" esctodaycom Archived from the original on 25 December 2011 
  2. ^ "Wess and Dori Ghezzi | Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku" EuroVisionary 1975-03-22 Archived from the original on February 23, 2012 Retrieved 2012-08-08 
  3. ^ "About me : Romina Johnson" Romina Johnson 

External links

  • Discography of Wess Johnson
  • Discography of Wess & The Airedales
Preceded by
Gigliola Cinquetti
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
1975
with Dori Ghezzi
Succeeded by
Romina Power & Al Bano


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