Chris Squire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: progressive rock bass symphonic prog art rock yes Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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4 March 1948, Wembley, London, England. An accomplished bass player who has made his name with supergroup Yes, having played with them for over 20 years. Yes was formed after Squire, then a member of the Syn, met Jon Anderson in a London music club. The original line-up consisted of Squire, Anderson, an extremely gifted vocalist and composer, guitarist Peter Banks, also a former member of the Syn, drummer Bill Bruford and organist Tony Kaye. Anderson, Banks and Squire had been in a band called Mabel Greer’s Toyshop in the last years of the 60s. Yes endured various personnel changes throughout the 70s, with Squire acting as a solid foundation for the band. By the mid-80s the line-up had been completely revamped by Squire with Anderson’s help. In 1977, Squire and another band member, Alan White (b. 14 June 1949, Pelton, Co. Durham, England; drums), appeared on Rick Wakeman’s solo, Criminal Record. Their music matured as the decade progressed, Squire...

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