51 years, 10 months and 10 days ago
Saturday, July 31, 1971
London, United Kingdom
Crystal Palace Bowl
Garden Party II
Friday, October 8, 2021 10:12 PM
The famous Brazilian singer Rita Lee tells in her autobiography (published in 2016) that she(23 years old at the time) was in London in 1971 and watched this show. In her sincere and joyful words: "I took a dose of LSD during the Elton John concert and watched the Yes concert next to Bill Bruford´s drums.
After that I went to their dressing room and woke up disheveled in a bed surrounded by several human beings....." My comment: Ah the good old Seventies.....
Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:51 PM
"Paul Simon's 'America' and their own 'I've Seen All Good People' were the highlights of Yes's grand set. Yes are very direct in their music, they hit the audience where it counts most and forge straight ahead. There is no real star in the sense that any one member of the band seems to deliberately hog the limelight and this makes for a totally combined music and presentation.
Once on stage, Yes push music, not egos, and the result is total captivation of the audience. At times, numbers were a bit too near the operatic for my taste and the electronic-symphonic, to coin a phrase, may intrude just that little too often, but these criticisms do not detract, on the whole, from the overall effect. Yes are a very tasty band." -- Richard Greene, 'All Peaceful At Rocking Palace", New Musical Express, 1971