Over its many eras, Yes has boasted no fewer than 17 regular working members, with bassist Chris Squire as the only one to appear in each incarnation. He says he has a theory on why.
“I don’t think anyone really has ever been fired from Yes,” Squire says in this newly uploaded video below, with a laugh. “They just get fed up with me. They can’t stand me anymore, and they have to go.”
While it might have kept things interesting musically, Squire has suggested that this ever-shifting dynamic might have been what’s kept Yes from entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It certainly would be a crowded awards plaque.