Chris Squire of Yes loses battle to cancer at 67

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It seems that this year we have started to lose so many rockers than before, Today the list had added one more, and he is Chris Squire – the famous bassist and one of the founding members of the most influential and famed prog-rock band Yes.


The first Yes line-up: from the left, Banks, Tony Kaye, Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford and Chris Squire picture:

Yesterday, June-28, 2015, he was pronounced dead at the night of the weekend at his adopted home in Phoenix, Arizona. The 67 year old musician was diagnosed with cancer which later has been identified as acute myeloid/erythroid leukemia less than six weeks ago by his band members on May 19, 2015. He took a break from performing while receiving treatment.

After receiving the tragic news, former member Billy Sherwood has been announced by the band to take Chris’s place for during their 2015 North American tour with Toto from August to September 2015, as well as their performances in November 2015.

The famous musician was born on March 04, 1948 in the London’s suburb Kingsbury, England; to a cab driver father and a mother who was a housewife. At the age of sixteen he was influenced by (Sir) Paul McCartney of The Beatles and picked up the bass guitar. He was suspended from school for “having long hair”, and given money to get a haircut. Instead he went home, used the money for other things, and never returned to school.

He formed Yes on June 1968 with Jon Anderson vocals, Bill Bruford on drums and Tony Kaye on keyboards with Peter Banks later joined on guitars. They have released their self-titled first album on 1969.

He was widely regarded as the dominant bass guitarist among the early seventies British progressive rock bands, influencing peers and later generations of bassists with his incisive sound and elaborately contoured, melodic bass lines. His name was also associated with his trademark instrument, the Rickenbacker 4001 bass. From 1991 to 2000, the company had produced a limited edition signature model bass in his name, the 4001CS. He released one solo album, Fish Out of Water, in 1975.

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