Joe Zon Pays Tribute…
It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend and long time artist, John Wetton. We were honored to have John as part of the ZON family for so many years. Not only was he a great bassist and songwriter, but a wonderful and generous man who touched everyone he met. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends and all at QEDG. His music will live on forever and his presence forever missed, but never forgotten.
It’s also with a heavy heart that we find ourselves with the loss of another brother-in-bass, Doug Lunn. He left us after a long and noble battle against pancreatic cancer. I met Doug in the early nineties, at a NAMM show, where he was performing. Jokingly, I offered to trade him a bass for his purple suit. He took the bait, came by the booth and had been a ZON artist and good friend ever since. BTW, he kept the suit. Doug was a very accomplished musician whose talents reached beyond his incredible bass playing. As a composer, studio bassist and bandleader, his work ran the gamut from classical to rock, experimental to world music and beyond. His work with Mike Keneally and other Zappa alumni, among countless other prog-related musicians was greatly influential. Doug also appeared as part of the house band for the Dennis Miller show with Andy Summers. He was also the bassist on Toni Basil’s hit ‘Mickey’. Above and beyond all his accomplishments, Doug was one of the nicest and warmest beings I’ve ever known. Always willing to help others and share his experience, he was a one-of-a-kind. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family. We’ll miss you dear friend, but will never forget you or the valuable contributions you made to this world.
Joseph M. Zon
President / Zon Guitars