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Stephen James Howe, 8 April 1947, Holloway, London, England. Best known as the guitarist with Yes, Howe began his career with the Syndicats in 1963. Playing R&B and Chuck Berry numbers, the outfit released three singles without much success before splitting in 1965. Howe then joined soul band the In Crowd. The group added John Twink Adler (drums) and changed its name to Tomorrow in 1967, embracing psychedelia and flower-power. They became popular at London Underground venues UFO and the Roundhouse alongside Pink Floyd and the Soft Machine. Their My White Bicycle was a classic of the genre and was later revived by heavy rockers Nazareth, reaching UK number 14 in June 1975. After singer Keith Wests solo success with Excerpt From A Teenage Opera (UK number 2, August 1967), on which Howe played, the band fell apart. Howe then teamed up with Bobby Woodman (drums) and Dave Curtiss (bass/vocals) in Bodast....