North America Tourbook
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SPARKOMATIC CAR SOUNDS AND MTV PRESENT
JON ANDERSON: LEAD VOCALS, KEYBOARDS AND GUITAR
CHRIS SQUIRE: BASS GUITAR AND VOCALS
TREVOR RABIN: GUITARS AND VOCALS
TONY KAYE: KEYBOARDS AND VOCALS
ALAN WHITE: DRUMS AND VOCALS
MANAGEMENT: TONY DIMITRIADES & ELLIOT ROBERTS FOR LOOKOUT
BOOKING AGENTS: BARRY DICKINS FOR INTERNATIONAL TALENT
BOOKING BILL ELSON FOR A.T.I.
PUBLICITY: PAUL WASSERMAN FOR MAHONEY-WASSERMAN & ASSOC.
TOUR MANAGER: REX KING
PRODUCTION MANAGER: AL SANTOS
ASSISTAN TOUR MANAGER: MICKEY HEYES
LIGHTING DIRECTORS: MERLE MCLAIN
STAGE MANAGER: TOM GINDERA
HOUSE SOUND MIXER: PAUL DEVILLAIRS
STAGE MONITOR MIXERS: MIKE ROTH
DRUM TECHNlCIAN: LAWRENCE WHITING
KEYBOARD TECHNICIAN: JOHN ERRINGTON
SYNTHESIZER SYSTEM DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING: CASEY YOUNG
GUITAR TECHNICIAN: DAVID STEWART
BASS GUITAR TECHNICIAN: RICHARD DAVIS
SPECIAL TECHNICIAN: STEVE CATER
TOUR ASSISTANT: YON EPSTEIN
TOUR COORDINATION L.A.: MARY KLAUZER, ROBERT RICHARDS
STAGE DESIGN: IAN KNIGHT
LIGHTING AND SET CONSTRUCTION: TAIT TOWERS LIGHTING
SOUND: CLAIR BROTHERS AUDIO
TOUR ACCOUNTING: GOON, RICH FELDSTEIN AND BARRY SIEGEL FOR
S&F TOURING, INC.
RIGGER: ROY BICKEL
GROUND RIGGER: ZEP LYSTER
CARPENTER: JEFF GILREATH
LIGHTING TECHNICIANS: STEVE HAMELIN, BOB YURKO, MICHAEL
GREN AND JOHN WISEMER
SOUND TECHNICIANS: JOE RAVITCH, JOHN WHITE, PETE PELLAND AND
PROJECTIONIST: SUSAN LAMPSON
VARILITES TECHNICIAN: ROBERT GERSHENFELD
INTRODUCTION TAPE ENGINEERED BY: PAUL DOBBE
BUS DRIVERS: JIM IMMKE AND ART HAFSTEAD
TRAVEL: MODERN TRAVEL
PHOTOGTAPHY: LARRY KAPLAN, PAUL NATKIN, CAROLINE GREYSHOCK,
EBET ROBERTS, DENNIS CALLAHAN, HENRY DILTZ,
MICHAELHEEG, MICHAEL EWERBECK, DIETER
STROTHMANN, MARK WEISS, KEN JARECKE
PROGRAMME AND YES GRAPHICS DESIGNED BY: GARY MOUAT AT
LAYOUT AND PRODUCTION: REINER DESIGN CONSULTANTS, INC.
SPECIAL THANKS TO: LUDWIG DRUMS, ZILDJIAN CYMBALS,
ROTOSOUND STRINGS, MXR, KORG AND LINELITE
MERCHANDISING: BROCKUM CO.
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"I never formerly and officially left YES," says cofounder
Jon Anderson of his sabbatical begun in 1980. "I just took a
leave of absence because I was involved with a few other
projects. I'm back and YES more than ever has no musical
boundaries; we never know what is going to happen next, and
that's not a bad state of affairs... for any musicians."
Throughout the band's history Jon's compositional vocal and
band management skills have been a vital part of the YES make
up and success.
"Whoever helps to hold the thread, will therefore be forever
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It's back to his musical roots and a homecoming for
keyboardist/synthesizer Tony Kaye on 90125 and the current
tour. For Kaye was an original YES member, but left the group
after the release of its third album for "personal reasons, I
don't properly remember now." Kaye has always been one of the
most in-demand musicians in the music world and he has been a
resident of Los Angeles for the past decade. "The seven months
I spent in England working on 90l25 was the longest time I
spent in eons"
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Drummer without equal, Alan White is one of the pillars of YES
and such a dominant force that most people think of him as an
original member of the group. But he wasn't. He didn't join
until l972 and after the release of the group's third album
and his own career as a drummer with George Harrison, the
Plastic Ono Band, Joe Cocker and Ginger Baker's Air Force.
White divides his time between an Oxford, England country
home, a London flat and a lakeshore house in Seattle where he
sails constantly and tinkers wth cars. Oh, yes, he's married
to an American.
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"I only took up the bass," Chris Squire confesses, tongue
definitely in cheek, "because people kept telling me that my
height and big hands it was the only instrument that I could
But not withstanding this, as cofounder and an integral part
of YES, he has become one of the most influential innovators
of rock, always pushing it to the outer limits.
With 90125 and the current YES tour,
guitarist-writer-performer Trevor Rabin has blown his cover
for all time. Because until last fall, the South African-born
and London, Western Europe, Los Angeles musician was one of
the most "in" and "wanted" musicians in the music heavens...
not generally known to the public at large. He plays a
half-dozen instrument's on 90l25, wrote most of the songs on
the LP and is an ovation-provoking stage performer in concert.
And he's still in his 20's.
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