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Dave Michuda

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RIP Chris Squire
« on: June 28, 2015, 09:02:12 AM »
So sad to hear of the passing of Chris Squire of Yes.  He was the heart & soul of the band throughout the many lineup changes over the years.  I have always loved his playing.

Here's a cut from his excellent solo album released in 1975.


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Re: RIP Chris Squire
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 09:35:22 AM »
Terrible news. Chris Squire was my first bass guitar hero. That signature Rickenbacker bass, those beautiful vocal harmonies and great stage presence. I was fortunate enough to see Yes live many times in the '70's and '80's and Chris was always my focal point on stage.

Yessongs is probably the best showcase for his playing, and I guess it's time to dig out my vinyl copy that I've just about played the grooves out of, and remember a truly great musician.

RIP Chris.
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Re: RIP Chris Squire
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 03:45:05 AM »
An inspirational player who performed to millions - RIP Chris Squire !




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Re: RIP Chris Squire
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 09:45:11 AM »
Amazing bassist.  RIP sir.

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Re: RIP Chris Squire
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2015, 01:15:08 PM »
Yes, the unmistakable bass on "Close To The Edge" and "Starship Trooper."  Can't beat that.  A true giant and groundbreaker--prog will never be the same.

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Re: RIP Chris Squire
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 09:13:33 PM »
Yes, he was a giant!
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Re: RIP Chris Squire
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 07:18:18 AM »
In the middle of a house move here and no internet in the new house yet. Therefore I have just learned of this today .  :'( :'( :'(

Absolutely gutted. One of my favourite musicians of all time. The bass master. YES have been with me for the past almost 40 years of music awareness. My first band and been with me all my life. Witnessed them live twice at the Glasgow Armadillo . Chris Squire was immense, his vocals sublime.

RIP Chris, your music has enriched my life and will be with me till I leave this planet.

Gutted.