6:49 P.M. Chris Squire , the Bassist for Yes , Is Dead at 67 …


29SQUIRE-master675Chris Squire, an influential rock bassist and a founding member of the celebrated British band Yes, died on Sunday in Phoenix. He was 67.


His death was confirmed by the band’s keyboardist, Geoffrey Downes. Mr. Squire, the only member to have played on every one of Yes’s albums and participated in every one of its tours, was being treated in Phoenix for acute erythroid leukemia and said last month that he would not be with Yes for its summer and fall tour, schecule to begin on Aug. 7.

“I’m in pieces over it,” Mr. Downes said in a phone interview from his home in Wales. “The guy was a total legend.”

A sad day indeed … This was the man soley responsible for motivating me to pick up the bass guitar …

Farewell …

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via Chris Squire, the Bassist for Yes, Is Dead at 67 – The New York Times.


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