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    Chris Squire, Yes Bassist and Co-Founder, Dead at 67

    Bassist was only member of legendary prog rock group to appear on every album


    By Daniel Kreps June 28, 2015



    Yes' Chris Squire, shown here in concert in 2013, has passed away at the age of 67, just a month after the bassist
    revealed he was battling leukemia Larry Marano/Getty Images Entertainment



    Yes' Chris Squire, shown here in concert in 2013, has passed away at the age of 67, just a month after the bassist revealed he was battling leukemia Larry Marano/Getty Images Entertainment

    Yes confirmed Squire's death on their official Facebook page. "It's with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona, in the arms of his loving wife Scotty," the band wrote in a statement.

    For the entirety of Yes' existence, Chris was the band's linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today’s well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes' most endearing music, as well as his solo album, Fish Out of Water."

    Yes formed in 1968 after singer Jon Anderson met self-taught bassist Squire at a London music-industry bar; the pair were soon joined by guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. Yes released their self-titled debut in 1969. However, it wasn’t until Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman replaced Banks and Kaye, respectively, that the prog rock group really hit it big with 1971's The Yes Album and Fragile.

    In addition to his work with Yes, Squire was involved in other side and solo projects. His 1975 solo LP Fish Out of Water is revered among prog fans. Squire also teamed with Yes part-time guitarist Billy Sherwood for their Conspiracy project in 2000 and, more recently, formed Squackett with Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Yes' current incarnation featured singer Jon Davison, and as Squire told Rolling Stone, the vocalist was hired based on a recommendation from Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins.

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    Fragile, and Close to the Edge, among other great albums of the era, along with window pane got me thru the '70's.

    Rest in Peace

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