RIP Chris Squire

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by wkmac, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Just learned that the great bassist Chris Squire of the iconic band Yes lost his battle with leukemia. Chris from the very beginning was a fixture in Yes and the only member to stay with the band all the way through. Here is the announcement from the Ultimate Classic Rock website.

    Here is Chris telling of his first meeting and seeing Jimi Hendrix at the legendary Marqee Club.

     
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

     
  3. BurntSienna

    BurntSienna Member

    I've seen this. Great story. Squire was an innovator and will be missed.
     
  4. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    He was that. Starting in the early 70's with Chris, as the decade moved on, Jon Camp of Renaissance and the late Gary Thain of Uriah Heep to me were the cream of the crop in bass players. Now there are too many of different genres to name them all but Chris was and will always be one of the best for me. Saw Yes 4 times from Fragile to Relayer and Chris dynamic playing was always a major component of the show.
     
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

  6. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    As a bass player, Squire was always an inspiration to me.

    RIP.

    (Uriah Heep...it's been a while...Wk, ever get into Hawkwind?)