R.I.P. Chris Squire Yes Bassist dies at 67

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R.I.P. Chris Squire Yes Bassist dies at 67

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:54 am

Founding bassist for the seminal progressive rock band Yes, Chris Squire has died at the age 67. It was recently revealed the Squire was battling Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL) cancer, a rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Squire had been forced to pull out of the band’s upcoming Summer Tour to undergo treatment.

Born March 4, 1948 in London, England, Squire became known for a signature sound that came from his Rickenbacker bass. With Jon Anderson, he formed Yes 1968 and went on to become a major influence on the burgeoning progressive rock scene. By 1972 the band was a worldwide success, with hits such as “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” the latter of which Squire helped write.

Known by the nickname “Fish,” Squire was also an accomplished solo artist, issuing his first solo LP, Fish Out Of Water in 1975. The lone remaining original member in Yes, Squire’s death means the band will play their first show without the founding bassist in their 47 year career when they take the stage August 7 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Geoffrey Downes @asiageoff

Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire. #yes

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Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire Yes Bassist dies at 67

Postby verslibre » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:51 am

It's been all over the prog boards. Fucking sad. This guy, along with Geddy Lee, is one of the reasons I love bass the way I do. Squire was one of the guys 45 years ago who demonstrated the bass guitar is not merely a tool for accompaniment. He influenced untold scores of aspiring bassists. He was a great vocalist, too. His first solo album Fish Out of Water is as good as anything Yes released in their prime. RIP.
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Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire Yes Bassist dies at 67

Postby K.C.Journey Fan » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:47 pm

One of the BEST! Rest well sir.
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Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire Yes Bassist dies at 67

Postby FamilyMan » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:44 pm

It's just a shame the band bounced Jon Anderson the way they did. Now with Squire gone, if they continue to tour, they are officially a cover band. Squire and Anderson ARE/WERE Yes. :cry:
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Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire Yes Bassist dies at 67

Postby K.C.Journey Fan » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:00 am

I'm impressed. Chris squire was mentioned on the CBS Evening News tonight.
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