Asia #1 debut- John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes

Asia was the 1980s’ first “supergroup”, including (from left )  Emerson Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer, former King Crimson/ Roxy Music / UK singer/ bass player John Wetton, Buggles vid-kid Geoff Downes on keyboards, and YES guitarist Steve Howe. Their Spring 1982 debut hit #1 in America on both the album sales chart and the singles, for “Heat of the Moment”, plus additional hits”Only Time Will Tell”,”Wildest Dreams”, “Sole Survivor”, and “Here Comes the Feeling“.- Redbeard