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Encyclopedia > Chris Squire
Chris Squire

Born 4 March 1948
in London, England
Genre(s) Progressive rock
Affiliation(s) Yes
Years active 1969 - present
Official site Official website


Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born 4 March 1948), better known as Chris Squire is an English musician and the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon Anderson appeared on all but one). Image File history File links Chrissquiretriplebass. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Progressive rock (sometimes shortened to prog, prog rock, or progrock) is a subgenre of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, but continues as a musical form long afterward. ... Yes are an English progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Chambers, acclaimed jazz bassist A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Progressive rock (sometimes shortened to prog, prog rock, or progrock) is a subgenre of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, but continues as a musical form long afterward. ... Yes are an English progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ...


He was born in Kingsbury, a suburb of northwest London, in England, and was trained in the church choir as a young boy, beginning his musical career in the church's basement. In 1964, he was suspended from school for "having long hair", and given money to get a haircut. Instead he went home, used the money for other things, and never returned to school. Kingsbury is a place in the London Borough of Brent, north-west London. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A church choir is a choir that usually performs at a church. ... this is total shite. ...


Squire was fond of experimenting with LSD in the 1960s, until an incident where he had a bad acid trip. He recalls that he spent months inside his girlfriend's apartment, afraid to leave, and it was during this time that he learned how to play bass. He recovered and never used acid again. For other uses, see LSD (disambiguation). ...


Squire's early influences were diverse, ranging from church and choral music to the Merseybeat sounds of the early 1960's. Squire's first musical groups The Selfs, The Syn, and later, Mabel Greer's Toyshop, would introduce him to his early Yes collaborators Peter Banks and Jon Anderson and to Andrew Jackman. For the TV program please see Merseybeat Merseybeat, sometimes referred to as Merseysound, was a style of music popular during the 1960s. ... The Syn is an English band that lasted from 1965 to 1967 and then reunited as a progressive rock band in 2004. ... Peter Banks is the stage name of Peter Brockbanks (April 8, 1947—). He was the original guitarist of the progressive rock band Yes. ... Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ... Andrew Pryce Jackman (died 16 August 2003) was a keyboard player and arranger. ...


During his first conversation with Anderson, the pair broke the ice by discussing one of their favourite groups, Simon & Garfunkel (Yes later covered "America") and Squire discovered that he and Anderson were both into vocal groups. Bridge Over Troubled Water was Simon and Garfunkels last album; the title track was their only number one hit in the United Kingdom. ...


Yes released their first record in 1969, and though the band have had many personnel changes over the years, they have continued to record and tour for over 35 years. Squire is the only original member who has remained in the lineup throughout the band's tenure.


During the band's formative years Squire was frequently known for his tardiness, a habit that drummer Bill Bruford often complained about. Because of this, Squire would frequently drive at unsafe speeds to get to gigs on time, once causing a horrific accident on the way to a gig in West Germany after he fell asleep at the wheel, although miraculously nobody was injured. Drum carried by John Unger, Company B, 40th Regiment New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Mozart Regiment, December 20, 1863 Several American Indian-style drums for sale at the National Museum of the American Indian. ... Bill Bruford on the cover of his album, Feels Good to Me William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer known for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ...


As Squire, along with Alan White and Steve Howe co-owned the "Yes" name at the time, the 1989 ABWH lineup without him (which contained Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe) could not record under that name. Yes drummer Alan White Alan White (born June 14, 1949 in Pelton, County Durham, England and now resident in Seattle, USA) is a rock and roll drummer best known for his 34 years of work with the progressive rock band Yes. ... Yes guitarist Steve Howe in 2004 Stephen James Howe (b. ... Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (sometimes referred to by the acronym ABWH) was a permutation of the progressive rock band Yes. ... Richard Christopher Wakeman (born May 18, 1949 in Perivale, London, England) is a British progressive rock keyboard player. ...


Squire's bass playing is noted for being aggressive, dynamic, and melodic. Squire's main instrument is a Rickenbacker 4001, which he has owned and played since 1965; it was the fourth Rickenbacker 4001 ever imported into Britain from the United States. This instrument, with its warmth and distortion, is a significant part of Squire's unique sound which is achieved by a technique known as 'bi-amping'. By splitting the stereo signal from his bass (which divided the signal from the pickups into dual high and low frequency outputs) and then sending the low frequency output to a conventional bass amplifier and the high-frequency output to a separate lead guitar amplifier, Squire produced a tonal 'sandwich' that added a growling, overdriven edge to the sound while retaining the Rickenbacker's powerful bass response. Squire (who is self-taught) was also one of the first rock bass players to successfully adapt electronic guitar effects such as tremolo, phasing and the wah-wah pedal to the instrument. Punk/new wave group The Jams Bruce Foxton (left) on a Rickenbacker bass and Paul Weller on a Rickenbacker guitar Rickenbacker (pronounced rick-en-BACK-er [1]) is an electric guitar manufacturer. ... Generally, an amplifier is any device that uses a small amount of energy to control a larger amount of energy. ... A Vox wah-wah pedal. ...

Squire performing with Yes in 1977
Squire performing with Yes in 1977

Squire's vocals are also key to Yes' music, providing important harmonisation with Jon Anderson's distinctive countertenor. Chris Squire, Yes, Indianapolis, August 30, 1977, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Chris Squire, Yes, Indianapolis, August 30, 1977, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ... A countertenor is an adult male who sings in an alto or soprano range, often through use of falsetto. ...


Squire has concentrated overwhelmingly on Yes' music over the years, and his solo works have been few and far between. His first and only true solo record was 1975's Fish Out of Water, featuring Yes alumni Bill Bruford on drums and Patrick Moraz on keyboards and The Syn/The Selfs alumnus Andrew Jackman also on keyboards. Squire was later a member of the short-lived XYZ (eX-Yes/Zeppelin) in 1981, a group composed of Alan White (Yes) on drums and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) on guitar. XYZ recorded several demo tracks at Squire's home studio in Virginia Waters, but never produced anything formal (ostensibly because vocalist Robert Plant, still mourning for John Bonham, failed to get interested). XYZ never officially released any material, though two of the demos provided the bases for two later Yes tracks, "Mind Drive" and "Can You Imagine?". Squire also played a role in bringing Trevor Rabin into the Cinema band project, which became the 90125 lineup. Later, Squire would join with Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood in a side project called Conspiracy. This band's self-titled debut album contained the nuclei of several songs that had appeared on Yes' recent albums. Conspiracy's second album, The Unknown, was released in 2003. In late 2004, Squire joined a reunion of The Syn, subsequently leaving the band in May 2006. Fish Out of Water is the title of progressive rock musician Chris Squires first and only solo album. ... Bill Bruford on the cover of his album, Feels Good to Me William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer known for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... Patrick Moraz Patrick Moraz (born June 24, 1948 in Morges, Switzerland) is a progressive rock keyboard player. ... XYZ was one of the first supergroups of the 1980s. ... Yes drummer Alan White Alan White (born June 14, 1949 in Pelton, County Durham, England and now resident in Seattle, USA) is a rock and roll drummer best known for his 34 years of work with the progressive rock band Yes. ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born January 9, 1944) is an English musician who is considered to be one of the most influential guitarists in rock music history. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album) Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, and are one of the most successful such groups in popular music history. ... Robert Anthony Rob Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands) is an English rock singer, most famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin, but also for his succesful solo career. ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980), was an English drummer and member of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ... Trevor Rabin onstage with Yes, 1995 Trevor Rabin (born Trevor Charles Rabin on January 13, 1954) is a South African guitarist and film composer, best known for being the guitarist and songwriter for the progressive rock band Yes from 1983 - 1995, and since then, as a film composer. ... 90125 is the eleventh album by progressive rock group Yes, released in 1983. ... Billy Sherwood William Billy Wyman Sherwood (born March 14, 1965), is a musician, record producer, and engineer. ... Conspiracy is a progressive rock band largely based on a collaboration between Billy Sherwood (formerly of Yes) and Chris Squire (bassist in Yes). ... The Syn is an English band that lasted from 1965 to 1967 and then reunited as a progressive rock band in 2004. ...


Chris Squire is commonly known by his nickname Fish, and the name is associated with many of his works (for example his solo record, and his solo piece The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) from the 1972 Yes record, Fragile). The name has multiple origins. First, his astrological sign is Pisces, and he is apparently a believer in astrology. Second, in the early days of Yes career, he once accidentally flooded a hotel room in Oslo, Norway while taking a shower, and Bill Bruford gave him the nickname. He has also acquired this nickname because of the alleged amount of time he spends in the bath tub. The nickname can also be interpreted such that the species of fish, the bass is homonymous to the musical instrument, the bass. Symbol of Pisces Pisces is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Pisces. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Bill Bruford on the cover of his album, Feels Good to Me William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer known for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ...


External links

Yes
Jon Anderson | Chris Squire | Steve Howe | Rick Wakeman | Alan White
Peter Banks | Tony Kaye | Bill Bruford | Patrick Moraz | Geoff Downes | Trevor Horn | Trevor Rabin | Billy Sherwood | Igor Khoroshev
Discography
Studio albums: Yes | Time and a Word | The Yes Album | Fragile | Close to the Edge | Tales from Topographic Oceans | Relayer | Going for the One | Tormato | Drama | 90125 | Big Generator | Union | Talk | Open Your Eyes | The Ladder | Magnification
Live albums: Yessongs | Yesshows | 9012Live: The Solos | Keys to Ascension | Keys to Ascension 2 | House of Yes: Live from House of Blues
Compilations: Yesterdays | Classic Yes | Yesstory | The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection
Remix albums: Yes Remixes
Box sets: Yesyears | In a Word: Yes (1969 - ) | The Word is Live

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Chris Squire: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com (870 words)
Born Christopher Russell Edward Squire, in Wembley, England, on March 4, 1948, Chris Squire 's main claim to fame is as the bassist for prog rock super heroes Yes.
Squire became the anchor of the band, sticking with them throughout numerous personnel changes in the 1970s.
Squire remained working with drummer Alan White throughout the period, which would prove not truly be the end of Yes, but merely a hiatus.
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Chris Squire spent the mid 1960s in a series of London-based beat acts before becoming involved in Mabel Greer's Toyshop, a band that also featured the guitar talents of Peter Banks.
Fueled by a high standard of musicianship and an adventurous approach to form, and aided by early exposure given by popular British DJ John Peel, Yes went on the become one of the preeminent British rock bands during the 1970s.
Squire and drummer Alan White began work on a tentative project involving guitarist Jimmy Page, but when that failed to materialize the two instead enlisted the fingers of Trevor Rabin and formed the band Cinema in 1982.
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