Yes’s music is not for everybody, and that’s what makes fans love it more. We pay tribute to the band’s legendary bassist and cofounder.
By Brian Ives Yes bass player, founder and leader Chris Squire succumbed to cancer last night at home in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 67. Yes keyboardist Geoffrey Downes tweeted, “Utterly devastated beyond words to have […]
“This will be the first time since the band formed in 1968 that Yes will have performed live without me,” Squire said.
The shortest song was eighteen and a half minutes.
“Yes is now in its 45th year, and we’ve obviously done a lot of work over that period of time. The albums are all like children really. I don’t really favor one over the other, they’ve all got little gems of musicality and lyrics, it’s hard to single out any particular one.” – Chris Squire discussing the new Yes box set
Prog-rock giants Yes say they may have a new album, with their latest new singer Jon Davison, as soon as next year. That would be just two years after their last album, which featured their last singer, Benoit David.
In 1971, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Yes[/lastfm] added a new member, synthesizer wizard [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rick Wakeman[/lastfm], whose facility with electronic keyboards was more appropriate to the band’s aspirations than the piano and organ of founding keyboard player [lastfm […]