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28th Jun, 2015 at 9:13pm
 
http://news.yahoo.com/chris-squire-bassist-progressive-rock-band-yes-dies-181941...

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67.


For me, Chris had possibly the biggest effect musically of any single person; I attended my first Yes concert in 1976, and saw them many times, including last year, 38 years later.

Thanks for all the joy, Chris. Rest in peace.

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Reply #1 - 28th Jun, 2015 at 9:34pm
 
Terrible news David, I heard it earlier today. Chris played bass on my favourite all time album (Close To The Edge) and was a great musician. He will be sadly missed.
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Reply #2 - 28th Jun, 2015 at 11:31pm
 
Such awful, sad, sad news. Without a doubt, my favourite bass player of all time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33306933
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Reply #3 - 28th Jun, 2015 at 11:54pm
 
A Statement From Jon Anderson About the Passing of Chris Squire

(via Jon's publicist, Glass Onion):


Chris was a very special part of my life; we were musical brothers. He was an amazingly unique bass player - very poetic - and had a wonderful knowledge of harmony. We met at a certain time when music was very open, and I feel blessed to have created some wonderful, adventurous, music with him. Chris had such a great sense of humor... he always said he was Darth Vader to my Obiwan. I always thought of him as Christopher Robin to my Winnie the Pooh.

We travelled a road less travelled and I'm so thankful that he climbed the musical mountains with me. Throughout everything, he was still my brother, and I'm so glad we were able to reconnect recently. I saw him in my meditation last night, and he was radiant. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.

Love and light.....Jon
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Reply #4 - 29th Jun, 2015 at 9:42am
 
Gutted to hear about this...  RIP Chris Cry
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Reply #5 - 29th Jun, 2015 at 10:09pm
 
From Bill Bruford :-

Really saddened to hear of the death of my old Yes band-mate, Chris Squire. I shall remember him fondly; one of the twin rocks upon which Yes was founded and, I believe, the only member to have been present and correct, Rickenbacker at the ready, on every tour. He and I had a working relationship built around our differences. Despite, or perhaps because of, the old chestnut about creative tension, it seemed, strangely, to work.

He had an approach that contrasted sharply with the somewhat monotonic, immobile bass parts of today. His lines were important; counter-melodic structural components that you were as likely to go away humming as the top line melody; little stand-alone works of art in themselves. Whenever I think of him, which is not infrequently, I think of the over-driven fuzz of the sinewy staccato hits in Close to the Edge (6’04” and on) or a couple of minutes later where he sounds like a tuba (8’.00”). While he may have taken a while to arrive at the finished article, it was always worth waiting for. And then he would sing a different part on top.

An individualist in an age when it was possible to establish individuality, Chris fearlessly staked out a whole protectorate of bass playing in which he was lord and master. I suspect he knew not only that he gave millions of people pleasure with his music, but also that he was fortunate to be able to do so. I offer sincere condolences to his family.
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Reply #6 - 29th Jun, 2015 at 11:25pm
 
Brian May on Chris Squire's passing :-

http://www.brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbjun15.html#22

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Reply #7 - 30th Jun, 2015 at 12:53am
 
Good reading, Darran. Thanks for posting those articles. And for the music.
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Reply #8 - 30th Jun, 2015 at 5:59am
 
There are load of tributes on yes world here http://yesworld.com/2015/06/chris-squire/
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Reply #9 - 9th Jul, 2015 at 12:14am
 
Alan White has posted a personal tribute on his website regarding Chris's passing.

It has been harder than I can say to put thoughts to words—to express the sense of loss I feel upon the passing of my cherished friend and band mate, Chris Squire.I am without one of the most important, most loved people in my life. I always called him “Christopher”; it was his formal name and a term of endearment that I hope conveyed my respect and affection for the man who was always a gentle but strong leader; a steadfast rock of my existence.

http://alanwhite.net/christopher/
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Reply #10 - 9th Jul, 2015 at 9:19am
 
Thx Cry
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Reply #11 - 27th Jun, 2016 at 1:10am
 
Hard to believe it has now been a year since Chris left us. I have found daily occasions to miss him, like last Wednesday when blasting Perpetual Change (studio version) on the way to the office. The last two minutes of fade out is Chris at his glorious best.

Or Saturday when listening to Heart of the Sunrise from the 2003 tour. Or a few months back when I saw Jon and JLP, and they did And You & I, which Jon dedicated to Chris. Hard not to visualize Chris in front of me, as he so often was, harmonizing "Coins and Crosses.."

RIP Chris. Gone, NEVER forgotten. I feel lost in the city.

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Reply #12 - 27th Jun, 2016 at 1:23am
 
Great words there Jeff I didn't know it has been a year already....RIP Chris Cry
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Reply #13 - 27th Jun, 2016 at 1:57am
 
One of my favorite Chris pics....

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Reply #14 - 27th Jun, 2016 at 7:42pm
 
Many thanks for the post, Jeff. That and the great photos.

A selection of Chris tracks have been queued and will play for the next few hours in his memory.
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