Chris Squire, Rest in Peace


I just learned that we have lost yet another Rock icon. As the only member of YES that played on each release plus some solo works, he will be missed. At age 67 he lost his battle with Leukemia yesterday. As a YES fan, it is sad that any future releases will be void of the innovative bass rifts and signature work of this musician.
Rest in Peace, Chris. You leave behind many fans that now are Owners of Lonely Hearts...
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Very sad to hear that. The legacy of he and Yes should survive for quite a long time though I would hope.
One of the best bass players ever. I have had the pleasure of seeing Yes live several times and Squire's musicianship and song writing ability laid the foundation for very complex works. It takes real skill for a bass player to perform as the lead instrument in long solos that maintain the audience's interest- particularly when surrounded by other talented band mates like Anderson, White, Wakeman,and Howe. John Entwistle did it with the Who and Chris Squire certainly made his mark in the rock and roll genre. Most of all, I think that I will miss Squire's originality proving that rock can be more than just three cords. I guess I will order the new "progeny' disc from their 1972 tour.
Misspelled "chords'...sorry.
A true loss who will be greatly missed from a group that should have been in the Rock Hall years ago. I'll have to listen to The Fish in memoriam.
One definitely didn't hang around with us for too long. Wish he could stay longer. RIP Chris.
I live near Phoenix, and saw him with Yes twice at the Celebrity Theatre in the last two years, and he was as exciting as ever. I had seen Yes on the east coast a couple of times over the years, and have been admired and enjoyed his playng for well over 40 years.
I was hoping to see him again in the future, and along with many of us, I will truly miss him. It comes so soon after th passing of Jack
Bruce, my all time favorite.
I live near Phoenix, and saw him with Yes twice at the Celebrity Theatre in the last two years, and he was as exciting as ever. I had seen Yes on the east coast a couple of times over the years, and have admired and enjoyed his playng for well over 40 years.
I was hoping to see him again in the future, and along with many of us, I will truly miss him. It comes so soon after the passing of Jack Bruce, my all time favorite.
I was a wanna-be musician at 15 when I saw the Anderson-Squire, Howe, Wakeman, Bruford YES when "Roundabout" was just making its mark.

They played a taped "Firebird Suite" into the chime at the beginning of Roundabout and 3 minutes later, I was in tears in the presence of something greater than my wildest dreams. I figured I'd better study harder in school and leave the bass playing to those greater than I could conceive. The next day, my bass playing friends gave up their P-basses and LaBella flat wounds and started looking for Rick 4001s with Rotosounds.

Thanks for the memories, Chris. I still played bass for another 30 years, but never gave up listening to CS when I needed to hear a bassist get front and center.

And yes, I worshipped Entwhistle too. Both sadly gone now.
Will be missed.
Thinking back on the times I attended Yes concerts, he was the animated and "theatrical" for the lack of a better word, on stage. He not only loved music but also performing. I would be truly surprised if we ever see another Yes album. Hear the MoFi and Analog Productions? Time for a remastered box set! Again, a loss that will leave a hole for us fans.
One of the first concerts I worked as an apprentice sound man was with Emerson Lake and Palmer. A new band was listed to the tour and what was referred to back then as the ‘warm up’ act. It was the initial US tour of a band simply called Yes.

My stark remembrance from that evening came from a tall bass player whose guitar sound and performance I fell in love with. I could only describe his unique sound as “Thunder” - Pure Thunder!

and that Cat could hang a harmony too…

Heaven sent and really enjoyed his talents throughout my lifetime.

Listening forever,