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Monday's Music Box: R. I. P.....

…Mr. Squire.

I have not owned a copy of this album in twenty-plus years.

Yes.  It was on vinyl.

Yes.  I still remember all the words.


The Almost-Man excerpt

She could write. It came easy to her, like breathing. There was a voice in her head telling her what words to put down. Like turning on a water faucet, the sentences just came pouring out of her without trying. 469 more words

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CHRIS SQUIRE - Founder of Yes and renowned bass guitarist dies

Chris Squire, co-founder of prog-rock band Yes and renowned bass guitarist, has died aged 67.

Squire, who formed Yes with vocalist Jon Anderson in 1968, had been undergoing treatment for acute erythroid leukemia (a rare cancer of the blood and bone marrow) in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. 633 more words


Remembering Chris Squire

Chris Squire, the legendary bass player with Yes had died. I have few heroes, but during the gawky isolation of mid-teens when I listened to Yes obsessively, Chris Squire was my absolute hero. 487 more words


Fish out of Water

I was in London last week to see an exhibition of the work of McCauley ‘Mac’ Conner at the House of Illustration at King’s Cross. Mac was an admirer of the work of Norman Rockwell and became one of the leading illustrators in NYC in the 1950s and early ‘60s working for many of the leading magazines of the era. 182 more words


R.I.P. Yes Bassist, Chris Squire

The only member to have played on all 21 Yes studio albums


On June 28, 2015.

On June 28, 2015, Christopher “Chris” Russell Edward Squire, died aged 67. Being musician, songwriter and singer, he was best known as the bass guitarist and backing vocalist of “Yes”. 67 more words