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Monday, 19 March 2018

A MISCELLANY OF YES STORIES


Yes guitarist Steve Howe said that the secret to the band's success is their approach to collaboration and song arrangement, arguing that the quality of their material was improved by those measures. The prog vets are currently touring to mark their 50th anniversary, with dates confirmed in the U.K. and ...


Then there's this one, kept going (after founding bassist Chris Squire's death in 2015), by guitarist Howe and drummer Alan White, whose back surgery has left him unable to perform for long. The rival band have branded them a tribute act, although flowing-haired singer Jon Davison (who once was in a ...


Even after five decades on the road the band – including Steve Howe, Billy Sherwood, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Jon Davidson – clearly still have the edge. They kicked off the night with Yours Is No Disgrace, before sliding effortlessly into I've Seen All The Good People. The crowd couldn't get ...


Steve Howe, the guitarist of Yes, is another white EDS-1275 user. He also owns two other Gibson doublenecks, an EMS-1235 in black, and a very old doubleneck antique harp guitar. Howe used the white 1275 extensively on tour in the seventies on songs like “And You And I,” and “Starship Trooper.


Topographic Oceans tour, with Patrick Moraz coming in during August 74. The Relayer album came out in November the same year, introducing the new line-up and a more jazz-fusion musical direction. The band took a brief break after this, with members recording solo records, before they reconvened ...


Yes drummer Alan White has said the prog rockers have no plans to retire despite the majority of the current band being pensioners. The 68-year-old musician was forced to take time away from music in 2016 after undergoing urgent back surgery but has vowed to continue playing. As the band embark ..

Can the young Alan White, growing up in the village of Pelton, near Chester-le-Street, and later Ferryhill in the 1950s and early '60s, ever have imagined the career that ... Alan White (centre) with, from left, Yes members Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood (Image: Gottlieb Bros.).

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