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Yes: Long Distance Runaround / The Fish (Live, 2004)
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Yes: Long Distance Runaround / The Fish (Live, 2004)

On this day in 1948, the great Chris Squire was born. We’re celebrating his birthday today with this live performance by Yes in 2004 at the Lugano music festival. The band performs “Long Distance Runaround” before the spotlight goes to Chris on “The Fish.”

Yes: The Fish (Live at Montreux 2003)
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Yes: The Fish (Live at Montreux 2003)

When I was a kid, I wore out my copy of Yes’ Fragile, and in particular, the track “The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus),” thanks of course to Chris Squire. Here’s a great live clip of the band performing it in 2003 at Montreux. This brings back great memories.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Every year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of inductees tends draws the ire of music fans around the world, but this year’s list seems to be a good fit. The group leans heavy on classic rock with folk, grunge, and rap to round it out. 2017’s inductees include Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Journey, Joan Baez, Pearl Jam,...

Yes: Live at Beat-Club (1969)
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Yes: Live at Beat-Club (1969)

Kenny Brault sent this to me saying, “Chris Squire’s bass tone and style back in 1969… Amazing. Well established back then.” This was recorded for German TV show, Beat-Club in 1969. Here’s the track list for the video: No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed Looking Around Survival And the lineup: Jon Anderson: lead vocals, percussion Peter Banks: guitars, vocals Chris...

Extensive Remastering of 1971’s “Fragile” a Treat for Yes Fans
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Extensive Remastering of 1971’s “Fragile” a Treat for Yes Fans

As Yes fans continue to mourn the June death of bassist Chris Squire, his music lives on, in pristine condition, in packages like a limited edition CD/Blu-ray version of the progressive rock band’s classic 1971 album, Fragile. The Fragile release is the fourth in a series of remixed and expanded packages from Yes. Here, the album has been mixed for...

Two Yes Classics Performed in Entirety in Concert Film
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Two Yes Classics Performed in Entirety in Concert Film

As we continue to mourn the loss of Yes bassist Chris Squire, we can also take delight in one of his latter-day performances with the band he founded in the late 1960s. When the legendary progressive rock group played in Mesa, Arizona on Aug. 12, 2014, Squire, — who died June 27, 2015 of acute erythroid leukemia — was the...

In Memoriam: Chris Squire
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Chris Squire

Bass legend Chris Squire, who stood at the helm of progressive rock in Yes since 1968, has died of cancer. He was 67 years old. Yes released a statement on their Facebook page announcing the news. “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,...

Seven Yes Concerts Released in Their Entirety in New Set
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Seven Yes Concerts Released in Their Entirety in New Set

Early 1970s Yes is in all of its glory on the 14-CD box set Progeny — Seven Shows from Seventy-Two. The set features recently unearthed recordings from seven full concerts performed in North America between Oct. 31 and Nov. 20, 1972, back when Close to the Edge was a new album. Live material from that year’s tour is also well-known...

Chris Squire Diagnosed with Leukemia
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Chris Squire Diagnosed with Leukemia

Bass legend Chris Squire has been diagnosed with an uncommon form of leukemia called Acute Erythroid Leukemia, according to a post on the Yes website. The bassist, who co-founded the influential prog-rock band, will be receiving treatment in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona during the next few months. Squire’s treatment will force him to sit out of the band’s upcoming...

Yes Live Set Features Music From Two 1970s Albums
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Yes Live Set Features Music From Two 1970s Albums

Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome, a 2 CD/DVD set Blu-ray disc, combines songs from two favorite Yes albums: 1971’s The Yes Album and 1977’s Going for the One, in one live package recorded during the band’s spring 2014 tour. “These are two bodies of music that many of the most devout Yes fans wanted to hear in...