Steve Howe

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 West’s 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....

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