Yes Illustration


Yes Illustration, drawn here in London, early 1972 with (clockwise) Rick Wakeman (keyboards) age 23, Chris Squire (bass) age 26, Bill Bruford (drums) age 23, Steve Howe (guitars) age 25 and Jon Anderson (vocals) age 28.

Yes were an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968. A change of direction in 1970 led to a series of successful progressive rock albums until their disbanding in 1981, their most successful being The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971) and Close to the Edge (1972).
Yes toured as a major rock act that earned the band a reputation for their elaborate stage sets, light displays, and album covers designed by Roger Dean.
The success of “Roundabout”, the single from Fragile, cemented their popularity across the decade and beyond.

After seeing an early King Crimson gig in 1969, Yes realized that there was suddenly stiff competition on the London gigging circuit, and they needed to be much more technically proficient, starting regular rehearsals.
In 1971 Yes had already found their new keyboardist – Rick Wakeman, a classically trained player with credits including T. Rex, David Bowie, Cat Stevens and Elton John. Squire commented that he could play “a grand piano for three bars, a Mellotron for two bars and a Moog for the next one absolutely spot on”, which gave Yes the orchestral and choral textures that befitted their new material.

Yes greatest hits: “Roundabout”, “Heart Of The Sunrise”, “Starship Trooper”, “Yours Is No Disgrace”, “Long Distance Runaround”, “And You And I”, “Close To The Edge”, “I’ve Seen All Good People”, “America”, “Changes” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”.

On May 19, 2015, Yes announced that Chris Squire had been diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia, and would take a break from performing while receiving treatment.
In the late evening of June 27, 2015, Squire died from the illness, aged 67. He is considered to be one of the best bass players ever.

In April 2017, Yes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which chose to induct current and former members Anderson, Squire, Bruford, Kaye, Howe, Wakeman, White and Rabin.

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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