Wes Wehmiller Bass guitar Player
Wes Wehmiller (September 12, 1971 – January 30, 2005) was a bass guitarist who performed with Duran Duran and Missing Persons. He was born in New York City, and named after John Wesley Powell. He grew up in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and later Wilmington, Delaware, where he and his younger brother attended Wilmington Friends School. In high school, Wehmiller was an award-winning member of the Delaware All State Jazz Band, and received the Delaware Music Educators' "Award of Distinction." He attended a summer "Berklee in Santa Fe" workshop, and while there was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied under Danny Morris. After graduation, he worked with many other musicians in Los Angeles before founding his own band I, Claudius. When bassist John Taylor bowed out of Duran Duran in 1997, guitarist Warren Cuccurullo brought Wehmiller on board. Wehmiller toured and performed on television with the band until 2001, when Taylor reunited with the band. Afterwards he worked with Warren Cuccurullo, Missing Persons, and several other Los Angeles bands. In 2004, he played with Mike Keneally.
|Date of birth|
|September 12th, 1971|
|United States of America|
|Date of death|
|January 30th, 2005 at age of 33|
1. Wilmington Friends School School
Wilmington Friends School, the oldest existing school in Delaware, is a preschool through 12th grade Quaker school in Wilmington, Delaware. The school was founded in 1748 by members of the Wilmington Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers).
|Official web page||www.wilmingtonfriends.org|
Institution social analysis
1.Missing Persons Pop rock, Pop music, New Wave, Synthpop, Post-punk
Missing Persons is an American band that plays a blend of new wave and hard rock. The band was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles by guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, vocalist Dale Bozzio, and drummer Terry Bozzio. They went on to add bassist Patrick O'Hearn and keyboardist Chuck Wild. Dale's quirky voice and heavy makeup made the band a favorite on MTV in the early 1980s. Her revealing outfits played a pivotal role in moving the culture of music videos towards that of overt sexual exhibitionism. Dale and Terry Bozzio met while working with Frank Zappa, and they married in 1979. Cuccurullo encountered the pair while contributing to the Zappa album Joe's Garage. O'Hearn was also a former member of Zappa's touring band, and Wild had played with a variety of bands before joining.