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Monday, 24 November 2014

Why I've always been a Yes man





Progressive rock band Yes perform at the Aotea Centre tonight.

Chris Squire - bassist and sole constant in prog-rockers Yes - reflects on the group's longevity using the only reference point he had when the group formed.
"When Yes started in '68 that was a year prior to the Beatles breaking up. Their visible career was really just '63 to '69 and when I started Yes I thought it would be amazing if we could have a five or six-year career. And here we are in year 46 or something," he laughs.
"We never thought that was possible. It was a young man's game and not something for life. But I was wrong. It's a testament to the [prog-rock] genre that it has lasted.
"Also - and I know this from touring the last couple of years - that, apart from fans who came to the band in the 80s which was a successful period with the 90125 album and are still in the audience, a lot of younger people come to shows."
Although it's the senior musician's cliche about attracting younger audiences, it's true for Yes.
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