Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Bassist explains why he keeps saying 'yes' to Yes

NEW YORK — Over the course of its 45-year history, progressive rock band Yes has housed 19 members and sported enough different versions of the band to warrant a PowerPoint presentation.
The man who has always been the one constant in the band since its inception is bassist and co-founder Chris Squire.
"It's been very educational for me," says Squire. "I consider myself privileged to be able to have played with all the different members. I've learned a lot from everyone who has been in the band."
Currently Yes is rolling with a lineup that is both old and new. Squire is joined by longtime cohort drummer Alan White, who has been half of the rhythm section since 1972.
Guitarist Steve Howe, who served from 1970 to ‘81, returned for a three-year stint from 1990 to ‘92, only to come back in 1995 and stay for good.
During his time out of the band, Howe played in Asia with keyboardist Geoff Downes, who was a member of Yes from 1980 to ‘81, then rejoined in 2011.
This month Yes is releasing its first studio album with singer Jon Davison, titled "Heaven & Earth."
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