Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chris Squire Original bassist for Yes has died 1948-2015




No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.


Christopher Russell Edward "Chris" Squire (4 March 1948 – 28 June 2015) was an English musician, songwriter and singer, best known as the bass guitarist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock band Yes. He was the only member to appear on each of their 21 studio albums, released from 1969 to 2014.
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 electric bass, which was introduced in England in 1964. He released one solo album, Fish out of Water, in 1975.
In May 2015, Squire announced a hiatus from Yes after he was diagnosed with acute erythoid leukemia. Squire died on 28 June. The band's first show of their tour with Toto on 7 August 2015 will mark the first Yes concert performed without Squire.
Vaya con dios amigo! 
you gave me an ocean of good times and great music.

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