8:00 A.M. Fulfilling his dying friend’s request …

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BillyUnder normal circumstances , Billy Sherwood would be deliriously happy to be back on tour with Yes this summer … But the veteran musician’s current gig is one he likely would have given anything not to have …

Sherwood , 50 , occupies a role that is unprecedented in rock music annals … He is playing bass for the progressive-rock titans who on Sunday co-headline with Toto at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa …

Although the 47-year-old British band claims an astounding 20 current or former members , it had never recorded an album … Or performed live … Without famed bassist Chris Squire …

That streak ended in late June , when Squire died of a rare form of leukemia at age 67 …

MORBNOTE ; … Let’s put this into perspective … It is a HUGE challenge for anyone to step on stage and attempt to recreate the masterful and unique command of the bass guitar that only Chris , seemingly effortlessly , has done for 47 years … 47 !!! … Billy was just 3  years old !!! … Barely out of diapers !!! … When Yes first started setting the pace for progressive music !!! …

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HELL !!! I was only 8 !!! …

via New Yes bassist Billy Sherwood fulfilling his friend’s dying request – philly-archives.

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