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WHAT DEFINES A YES "MASTERWORK"? Should it be time? It would
be hard to exclude the epic songs from any "definitive" Yes
list. However, there are twenty-second acoustic guitar
breaks that run every bit as deep as twenty-minute
topographic oceans; short, commanding bass lines that can
move armies; percussive explosions lasting no longer than a
gunshot; and vocal highs that seem to soar off into infinity.
These varied moments all seem to make time an inadequate
gauge. Surely the length of song alone cannot be the primary
criteria by which Yes music is judged. But in fact, time is
the ultimate benchmark, though not the time we measure in
minutes and seconds. The best Yes music must be measured in
years, maybe even decades. Because the best Yes music
doesn't merely survive the passage of time - it defies the
ravages of time entirely. It sounds as vibrant and
challenging today as when it was first written and recorded,
and no doubt will continue to move us twenty years from now.
Tonight, we celebrate the music that has provided a stirring
soundtrack to the times of our lives, re-examine shining
moments, and contemplate what lies ahead.
"As long as we see there's only us, who can change it, only
us to rearrange it at the start of a new kind of day." -
Jon Anderson and Chris Squire meet at La Chasse club in
London. They are introduced to one another by the club's
owner, Jack Barrie, who later goes on to run the famous
1968 June 7
Bill Bruford sits in on drums, at the request of Jon
Anderson, for the final concert of Mabel Greer's Toyshop, at
Rachel McMillan College in Deptford, South London. Mabel
Greer's Toyshop features Chris Squire on bass, and had
previously included Peter Banks on guitar. Anderson joins
the group during its final days, replacing vocalist Clive
1968 August 4
The lineup of Jon Anderson, Peter Banks, Bill Bruford, Tony
Kaye and Chris Squire perform their first gig as Yes at East
Mersey Youth Camp, in Essex, England. The band's set relies
heavily on covers of popular songs.
1968 August 5
Yes performs at London's Marquee club. It is the first of
38 gigs at the legendary venue.
1968 September 16
The band fills in for no-shows Sky and the Family Stone at
Blaises, in London and blows the crowd away. In attendance
are Keith Emerson, Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton. Roy
Flynn becomes Yes' first manager.
1968 November 26
Yes is the support act at Cream's farewell concert at the
Royal Albert Hall in London. The young group's tight
performance catches the attention of many of the prominent
music journalists in attendance.
1969 April 21
Yes supports Janis Joplin at the Royal Albert Hall.
Yes signs to Atlantic Records. Their first release is the
U.K. single "Sweetness," backed with the non-LP track
1969 July 25
Yes' self-titled debut LP is released in the U.K. The U.S.
release follows on October 15.
1970 January 27
The first Yes single released in the U.S. is "Sweetness,"
backed with "Every Little Thing."
1970 March 21
Yes plays with an orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
1970 April 18
Peter Banks makes his last appearance with Yes, at Luton
College, in the U.K.
1970 July 17
Steve Howe plays his first show with Yes, at the Lyceum in
London. The band debuts material that later appears on The
"I still remember the talks by the water, the proud sons and
daughter that knew the knowledge of the land, that spoke to
me in sweet accustomed ways." - Starship Trooper
1970 July 25
Time and a Word is released in the U.K.
1970 August 9
Yes is featured at The 10th National Jazz, Pop, Ballads &
Blues Festival at Plumpton Race Course, Essex, U.K.
1970 November 2
Time and a Word is released in the U.S.
1971 January 29
The Yes Album is released in the U.K. It climbs to number 7
in the charts.
1971 March 19
The Yes Album is released in the U.S. It reaches number 40
in the charts.
1971 June 24
Yes plays its first concert in North America in Edmonton,
1971 June 26
The first U.S. show is performed in Seattle.
1971 July 23
Yes plays an outdoor show in New York's Gaelic Park. The
set includes a rousing cover of The Young Rascals' "It's
1971 July 24
The band opens for Grand Funk Railroad at the Yale Bowl in
New Haven, Connecticut.
1971 August 23
Back in London, Yes plays the Crystal Palace Bowl Garden
Party II, along with Elton John, Fairport Convention, Rory
Gazllagher and others. Tony Kaye would not play a concert
with the band again until 1984.
"Love comes to you and then after, dream on, on to the heart
of the sunrise. Lost on a wave, but you're dreaming, dream
on, on to the heart of the sunrise." - Heart of the Sunrise
1971 September 24
Rick Wakeman's debut performance kicks off a U.K. tour at
Queen's Hall, Devon. The set includes new songs from the
forthcoming album, Fragile.
1971 November 3
Yes begins its second U.S. tour at the Whisky A Go Go in Los
1971 December 4
"Your Move" makes the U.S. top 40 chart, and is Yes' first
1972 January 4
Fragile is released, and reaches number 4 in the U.S. and
number 7 in the U.K. It is the first Yes album to feature
the art of Roger Dean.
1972 February 15
The group begins its third U.S. tour in Providence, Rhode
1972 February 25
Yes returns to The Ritz Theatre, in Staten Island, New York,
playing a rare live version of "South Side of the Sky."
1972 March 10
Fragile is certified gold by the RIAA.
1972 March 27
The Fragile tour concludes at the Aquarius Theater in
Boston, as Yes shares the bill with King Crimson. Bruford
does not perform with Anderson, Wakeman, and Howe again
1972 April 15
"Roundabout" climbs to number 13 in the U.S. charts.
"Sudden call shouldn't take away the startled memory. All in
all, the journey takes you all the way. As apart from any
reality that you've ever seen and known." -Close to the Edge
Yes returns to Advision Studios in London to continue
recording Close to the Edge. They had begun laying down
tracks in early February.
1972 July 17
"America," a rearranged cover of the classic Paul Simon
tune, is released as a single.
1972 July 19
Bill Bruford quits Yes to join King Crimson and is replaced
by Alan White, who had been rooming with producer Eddie
1972 July 28
Yes begins its fourth U.S. tour, and plays its first live
show with Alan White, in Memphis Tennessee.
1972 September 2
Yes joins Mahavishnu Orchestra and others at the Crystal
Palace Bowl Garden Party V.
1972 September 9
The single "America" reaches number 26 in the U.S.
1972 September 8 (U.K.)/13 (U.S.)
Close to the Edge is released. It hits number 3 on the U.S.
charts and number 4 in the U.K.
1972 September 15
The group's fifth American tour begins in Miami, Florida.
1972 October 30
Close to the Edge is certified gold by the RIAA.
1972 December 15-16
Yes plays two nights at London's Rainbow Theatre. The
December 15 show is filmed, and later released as Yessongs.
1972 December 16
"And You And I (Part II)" reaches number 42 on the U.S.
"Nous sommes du soleil. We love when we play. Open doors we
find our way, we look we see we smile. Surely daybreaks
cross our path, and stay maybe a while." -Ritual
1973 March 8
Yes plays Japan for the first time.
1973 March 17
The band kicks off its first, and only, Australian tour to
date, in Sydney.
1973 March 17
The Yes Album is certified gold by the RIAA.
1973 May 4
Yessongs, a three-LP live set, is released. It reaches
number 12 in the U.S. charts and number 7 in the U.K.
Yes enters Morgan Studios in Willesden, North London, to
begin work on Tales from Topographic Oceans.
1973 October 26
Tales from Topographic Oceans is released in the U.K. It
goes on to top the U.K. charts.
1973 November 16
Tales from Topographic Oceans tour begins in Bournemouth,
England, at Winter Garden.
Tales from Topographic Oceans earns a gold disc based on
ship-out sales from the forthcoming release in the U.S.
1974 January 9
The double album Tales from Topographic Oceans is released
in the U.S. It reaches number 6 in the States.
1974 February 7
The tour reaches America, opening at the University of
Florida at Gainsville.
1974 February 8
Tales from Topographic Oceans is certified gold by the RIAA.
1974 February 18, 20
Yes sells out two nights New York's Madison Square Garden.
The band announces plans for each member to record a solo
1974 April 23
The Tales tour concludes in Rome, Italy.
1974 June 8
Rick Wakeman announces he is leaving Yes.
1974 August 18
Patrick Moraz joins the band.
1974 November 8
The Relayer American winter tour begins at Ohio State
University, in Columbus, Ohio. Yes cross the Atlantic three
times in support of the album, with tours stretching into
the summer of 1976.
1974 November 28
Relayer is released in the U.K.
1974 December 5
Relayer is released in the U.S. It reaches number 5 on the
U.S. charts and number 4 in the U.K.
Relayer is certified gold by the RIAA.
1974 December 17
The first American leg of the Relayer tour concludes in St.
1975 February 27
Yesterdays, a collection of tracks from the first two albums
that also includes "America" and the early b- side, "Dear
Father," is released in the U.S. It reaches number 17 in the
1975 March 14
Yesterdays is released in the U.K. It reaches number 27.
1975 April 15
The Relayer British spring tour begins in Newcastle.
"Soon, oh soon the time. All we move to gain will reach and
calm. Our heart is open, our reason to be here." - The Gates
1975 May 10
Yes performs before a large crowd at Queen's Park Rangers
Football Grounds, London. The concert is filmed, but shelved
for nearly two decades. Eventually, it is released as Live
at Q.P.R., direct to video
1975 May 17
Yes performs another large outdoor show at Victoria Football
Grounds, Stoke City, U.K.
1975 June 17
Yes returns to the States for the North America summer tour,
opening in Denver, Colorado.
1975 August 23
Yes headlines "Reading Rock '75" in England.
The Yessongs film is released in theaters.
All five members take time off to record solo albums.
1976 May 28
The Relayer tour resumes in Roanoke, Virginia. Included in
the set are several selections from the solo albums. They
remain in the set for several weeks, but are eventually
1976 June 12
Yes, Peter Frampton, Gary Wright and more than 100,000 fans
pack Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium for an outdoor show.
1976 June 17
Another outdoor gig at Roosevelt Stadium, in Jersey City,
New Jersey, is radio broadcast in its entirety. The show's
encore, a cover of The Beatles' "I'm Down," lands on the
Yesyears box set years later.
1976 August 22
The Relayer tour closes in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is
Patrick Moraz' final concert with the band.
Yes arrives in Montreux, Switzerland to begin recording
Going for the One.
Patrick Moraz departs.
1976 December 6
Upon reading of his official return to Yes on the front page
of Melody Maker, Rick Wakeman, who has been work as a
session player with the group in Montreux, decides to
officially rejoin the band.
"High vibration go on, to the sun, oh let my heart dreaming.
Past a mortal as me, where can I be." - Awaken
1977 July 12 (U.S.), 15 (U.K.)
Going For The One is released. It reaches number 8 in the
1977 July 30
The Going For The One tour kicks off in Toledo, Ohio.
Going For The One is certified gold by the RIAA.
"Wonderous Stories" reaches number 7 in the U.K.
1977 October 24
The Going For The One tour arrives in Europe, opening at
Wembley Arena, London.
"Going For The One" hits number 24 in the U.K.
1977 December 6
The Going For The One tour ends in Paris.
Yes checks into Advision Studios in London to begin work on
1978 August 28
The Tormato tour opens in Rochester, New York.
1978 September 8 (U.K.), 26 (U.S.)
Tormato is released. It reaches number 10 in the U.S. and
number 8 in the U.K. "Don't Kill the Whale" hits number 36
in the U.K.
"Cast off your garments of fear, replace them with love.
Most of all play with the game of the age. Highest of places
remain all as one with you, giving us light and the freedom
of the day." - Madrigal
1978 October 26-28
The Tormato tour makes its only European appearances at
London's Wembley Arena.
1979 APril 9
The tour returns to America, leading off with a show in
1979 June 20
The concert at Philadelphia's Spectrum is filmed, but not
officially released until 1996.
1979 June 30
The Tormato tour comes to a close at the Hollywood
Sportatorium, in Florida.
1979 July 19
Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman perform together
at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Yes joins producer Roy Thomas Baker in Paris to begin
recording a new album. The sessions are unproductive, and
end when Alan White breaks an ankle roller skating.
"Be yourself. Give your free will a chance. You've got to
want to succeed." - Owner of a Lonely Heart
Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White continue work on
what will become Drama.
Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman leave Yes.
1980 May 18
Yes announces that Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, former of
The Buggles, are officially members of the band.
1980 August 18
Drama is released. It hits number 18 in the U.S. and number
2 in the U.K.
1980 August 29
Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes make their concert debut with
Yes at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.
1980 September 4-6
With three sellouts at New York's Madison Square Garden, Yes
breaks Led Zeppelin's record for the most sellouts ever at
the historic venue. The third show is broadcast on FM radio.
"Into The Lens" is released as a single.
1980 November 16
The Drama tour moves to England, opening at the Hippodrome
1980 November 24
Yesshows, recorded on the Relayer, Going For The One, and
Tormato tours, is released. It reaches number 43 in the U.S.
and number 22 in the U.K.
1980 December 18
The Drama tour ends at London's Rainbow Theater.
"Run Through the Light" is released as a single.
1981 April 18
Yes officially breaks up. Squire and White join Robert
Plant and Jimmy Page for rehearsals, but nothing officially
materializes from the sessions.
1981 November 30
Classic Yes, a greatest hits compilation, is released. It
reaches number 142. The package includes a 7-inch single
containing previously unreleased live versions of "I've Seen
All Good People" and "Roundabout."
Squire and White form a new band called Cinema, with
guitarist Trevor Rabin and original Yes keyboard player Tony
Kaye. Trevor Horn produces the album. When Jon Anderson
joins, Cinema is renamed Yes.
"Owner of a Lonely Heart" is released. It becomes Yes' first
number 1 single.
1983 November 7
90125 is released. It reaches number 5 in the U.S. and number
16 in the U.K.
"At the start of every day, a child begins to play. And all
we need to know, is that the future is a friend of yours and
mine." - Holy Lamb
1984 January 17
90125 is certified gold by the RIAA.
"Leave It" reaches number 24 in both the U.K. and the U.S.
1984 July 14
"It Can Happen" reaches number 51 in the U.S.
1985 February 26
Yes wins a Grammy for "Cinema" in the Best Rock Instrumental
1984 February 28
The 90125 tour, having been postponed for a month due to an
injury to Trevor Rabin, begins in Millersville, Pennsylvania.
1984 June 11
The 90125 tour jumps to Europe, beginning in Stockholm,
1984 August 9
The second leg of the North American tour begins in Omaha,
1985 January 17, 20
Yes makes its South American debut, headlining the "Rock In
Rio" festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. With more than
300,000 people in attendance the second day, it is the
largest Yesshow ever.
1985 February 9
The 90125 tour concludes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1985 November 7
9012Live: The Solos is released. It reaches number 44 in the
1987 September 17
Big Generator is released. It reaches number 15 in the U.S.
and number 17 in the U.K. charts.
1987 October 3
"Love Will Find a Way" reaches number 30 in the U.S. and
number 73 in the U.K. charts.
1987 November 14
Yes opens the Big Generator tour in Omaha, Nebraska.
1988 February 6
"Rhythm Of Love" reaches number 40 in the U.S.
"Out of the brightest tree the moon became the morning sun,
and there again reflected on the dreams of everyone." -
1988 April 13
Yes' second night in Osaka, Japan is the final Big Generator
1988 April 29
Big Generator is certified gold by the RIAA.
Jon Anderson leaves Yes to form Anderson Bruford Wakeman
1989 June 6
The Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album is released.
1989 July 29
The ABWH tour opens in Memphis, Tennessee.
1989 October 20
The European ABWH tour opens in Whitley Bay, U.K.
1990 March 1
ABWH goes to Japan for six shows.
1990 March 23
The final ABWH show is performed at New York's Madison
1991 April 9
ABWH and Yes join forces for the Union album. The majority
of the tracks are produced by Jonathan Elias, who previously
recorded tracks with Jon Anderson, including "Far Far Cry."
It peaks at number 15 in the U.S. and number 7 in the U.K.
1991 April 9
The Union tour opens in Pensacola, Florida
1991 May 29
The Union tour moves to Europe, beginning in Frankfurt,
1991 June 22
"Lift Me Up" peaks at number 86 in the U.S.
1991 July 2
Union is certified gold by the RIAA.
1991 July 6
The second U.S. leg of the Union tour begins in Tampa,
1991 August 8
The last American Union show, performed in Mountain View,
California, is filmed. It is released as Union Tour Live in
"So take your time, look round and see. The most in time, is
where you're meant to be." - Endless Dream
The Yesyears box set is released.
1991 September 30
Yesstory is released.
1992 March 5
The final Union concert is performed in Tokyo, Japan. Steve
Howe, Rick Wakeman and Bill Bruford leave Yes in the months
A host of Yes, and Yes-related albums are released,
including Bruford and Howe's Symphonic Music of Yes, which
features Anderson appearing as a guest vocalist on several
tracks. A double disc set of ABWH's An Evening Of Yes Music
Plus hits the shelves, as does a video of the same show.
Atlantic releases Highlights: The Very Best Of Yes, a single
disc compilation offering no new, or previously unreleased
material. Affirmative: The Yes Solos Family Album contains
no actual Yes tracks, bu featured material from various
members' solo albums, including a track from Jon Anderson's
Animation, which is not yet available on CD.
1994 March 16
Talk is released, and reaches number 33 in the U.S. and
number 20 in the U.K. charts.
1994 June 18
The U.S. tour begins in Binghampton, New York.
1994 September 14
Yes takes Talk to South America, starting in Rio De Janeiro,
"Whatever thought you have, can become a new dream. For the
perfect stance, take you there and back again." - Mind Drive
1994 October 11
The last word on Talk is heard in Hiroshima, Japan, where
the tour concludes.
Trevor Rabin and Tony Kaye leave Yes, and are replaced by
Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman.
1996 March 4-6
The reunited "Classic Yes" lineup of Anderson, Howe Squire,
Wakeman and White perform the only three full concerts of
this regrouping in San Luis Obispo, California. The shows
are recorded, and appear on two double-CD releases, Keys To
Ascension and Keys To Ascension 2.
Keys To Ascension is released.
Yes makes promotional stops for Keys to Ascension in New
York City, appearing on the Howard Stern radio show. The
band performs live on the streets of New York for Fox
television's Fox After Breakfast. A promotional stop in Los
Angeles has the band performing at Tower Records on Sunset
Rick Wakeman leaves Yes.
Open Your Eyes is recorded. Igor Khoroshev sits in on the
final sessions, and wins the keyboard role. Billy Sherwood,
who had just co-produced Keys 2, and who had previously
co-written material with Chris Squire, including "Love
Conquers All" and "The More We Live - Let Go," joins the
band. Sherwood also toured with Yes for Talk.
Open Your Eyes, Keys To Ascension 2, and Beyond And Before
(a collection of vintage BBC recordings) are released.
1997 October 17
The Open Your Eyes tour begins in Hartford, Connecticut.
1997 October 29-31
Yes plays to a packed house for three consecutive nights at
New York's Beacon Theater.
1998 February 26
The European stint of the Open Your Eyes tour begins in
1998 May 7
The Open Your Eyes tour travels to Mexico and South America,
opening in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
"Peace is a word we teach, a place for us all to reach. Sing
as it sings to you, as it sings to me. As I will always need
you inside my heart." - Homeworld
1998 June 18
The second leg of the North American tour begins in Toronto.
It is dubbed the "30th Anniversary Tour."
1998 October 14
The final Open Your Eyes show is in Osaka, Japan.
The band heads to Vancouver, Canada, to begin work on a new
studio album with producer Bruce Fairbairn.
1999 September 6
The Ladder tour begins in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
1999 September 28
The Ladder is released.
1999 October 15
The first North American Ladder concert takes place at the
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina House of Blues.
1999 October 31
The Ladder show at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada
is filmed, and later released as House of Yes.
1999 December 12-13
The U.S. leg of the Ladder tour concludes in Philadelphia,
2000 February 6
The Ladder tour begins in Europe in Dublin, Ireland.
2000 March 25
The final Ladder performance is held in Bucharest,
2000 June 20
The "Masterworks" tour begins in Reno, Nevada.
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Jon's first band, the Warriors, releases its only single,
"Don't Make Me Blue" / "You Can Come Along."
Jon releases two singles under the name Hans Christian:
"Never My Love" and "(Autobiography of a) Mississippi Hobo."
Jon's first solo album, Olias of Sunhillow is released. It
hits number 47 in the U.S. and number 8 in the U.K.
Jon and Vangelis' first album, Short Stories, is released.
It reaches number 4 in the U.K.
Jon's second solo album, Song Of Seven, reaches number 143
in the U.S. and number 38 in the U.K. Jon embarks on his
first solo tour in support of the album.
Jon and Vangelis' The Friends of Mr. Cairo reaches number 64
in the U.S. and number 6 in the U.K.
Animation is released, reaching number 176 in the U.S. and
number 43 in the U.K. Jon tours in support of the album.
Jon and Vangelis' Private Collection is released. It reaches
number 22 in the U.K.
The Best Of Jon And Vangelis album is released.
In The City Of Angles is released.
Jon joins Steve Harely and Mike Batt on the charity single
"Whatever You Believe."
Jonathan Elias' Requiem For The Americas features two
collaborations with Jon Anderson. Elias would later produce
the Yes Union album.
Jon and Vangelis release Page Of Life.
Jon tours South America, with a preview concert kicking off
in Pasadena, California.
Change We Must and Deseo are released.
Angels Embrace and The Deseo Remixes are released.
Toltec, formerly known as The Power of Silence, is released.
The Promise Ring and EarthMotherEarth are released.
The More You Know is released. Page Of Life, with Vangelis,
is remixed, repackaged and re-released.
Steve's first recording is "Maybellene," by the Syndicats.
The band releases three singles in all.
Steve's second group is The In Crowd. He appears on the last
two of three singles they release.
The In Crowd dissolves into Tomorrow, a band that epitomizes
the British psychedelic scene. Their first single, "My White
Bicycle," released in May, 1967, charts in the U.K. The
second single, "Revolution," comes out in September, and a
self-titled album is released in February, 1968.
Steve records and album with Bodast. It is not released
until 1979, and is re-released in 1988.
Steve joins Yes.
1970 July 17
Steve plays his first show with Yes, at the Lyceum in London
Steve Howe's first solo album, Beginnings, is released. It
reaches number 63 in the U.S. and number 22 in the U.K.
The Steve Howe Album is released. It reaches number 68 in
the U.K. charts.
The self-titled Asia debut flies high on U.S. and U.K.
charts. Steve co-founds Asia with John Wetton, Carl Palmer,
and Geoff Downes. He continues to contribute to Asia and
works with Geoff Downes for years to come.
GTR, featuring Steve and ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett,
is released, reaching number 11 in the U.S. charts. A
successful tour follows.
Turbulence, Steve's third solo album is released. It
includes Bill Bruford on drums.
The Grand Scheme Of Things is released.
Symphonic Music Of yes offers post-Union Yes music from Howe
Not Necessarily Acoustic, a live album, documents the
previous year's performances.
Mothballs dusts off some of the earliest Howe material.
1993 November Steve returns to the road as a solo artist,
with the "Pulling Strings" tour.
Tales From Forgotten Yesterdays features Steve performing
"Turn Of The Century" with Annie Haslam.
Homebrew, a collection of alternate takes and home-studio
demos, is released.
Dylan Howe joins Steve on Quantum Guitar.
Pulling Strings, a live album, documents Steve's second solo
Portraits of Bob Dylan features Steve and friends paying
tribute to an early inspiration.
Homebrew 2 is released, and features more rare home-studio
demos and alternate arrangements of well known Howe music.
1965 July 14
Igor is born in Moscow, Russia. From an early age, his family
encourages him to pursue music.
Igor arrives in the United States and begins learning English
and saving to buy his first keyboard. He moves to Boston,
and begins playing with musicians in the area, including
Brad Delp of Boston, Benjamin Orr of The Cars, and Charlie
Farren of The Joe Perry Project
Igor begins working with computer music maker, Cakewalk. He
is contracted to produce 34 MIDI files and 6 audio files for
the company. A friend at Cakewalk, who is working with Jon
Anderson, passes him a tape of Igor's work. He contacts Igor
to arrange a meeting immediately after playing it. Rick
Wakeman had recently left Yes, and Jon recommends Igor for
the keyboard job. He joins Yes, who are near completion of
Open Your Eyes, adding some keyboards to the album,
including a stunning organ solo. Impressed, the band
recruits him to join the Open Your Eyes tour.
Igor completes work on his first solo album, Piano Works,
selling it directly to fans through his web site,
Khoroshev.com. He also contributes to two tracks on Encores,
Legends & Paradox: A Tribute to the Music of ELP.
Igor an Jon Anderson continue work on their forthcoming
album, True You True Me, in California.
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The Syn features Chris Squire and future Yes guitarist Peter
Banks. They release two singles, "Grounded," backed with
"Created By Clive," and "Flowerman," backed with "14 Hour
Technicolour Dream." After The Syn's breakup in March 1968,
Squire and Banks concentrate on another psychedelic outfit
called Mable Greer's Toyshop. Jon Anderson briefly sings
with Toyshop in the days just before they split in June 1968.
Shortly thereafter; they reunite as Yes.
Chris Squire's Fish Out Of Water is released. It reaches
number 69 in the U.S. and number 25 in the U.K.
Chirs and Alan White join Robert Plant and Jimmy Page for
rehearsals with the hope of forming a band called XYZ
(ex-Yes/Zeppelin), but nothing officially materializes from
Chris Squire and Alan White release the Christmas single
"Run With The Fox."
Chris produces and sings on Esquire.
Chris plays on the new recording of "Smoke On The Water,"
from the charity album Rock Aid Armenia.
The Chris Squire Experiment, featuring Billy Sherwood and
Alan White, performs new songs, one of which becomes "Open
Chris appears on the World Trade album, Euphoria. World
Trade is led by Billy Sherwood.
Conspiracy, an album with Billy Sherwood, is released.
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Alan's first band, the Blue Chips, releases three singles in
Alan releases two singles in the U.K. with his bands The
Gamblers and Happy Magazine.
Alan joins John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, and appears on
the Live Peace In Toronto album.
Alan plays on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass.
Alan plays on John Lennon's classic album, Imagine.
Balls, featuring Denny Laine, releases "Fight For My
Country," with Alan.
Alan joins Yes.
1972 July 28
Yes begins its 4th U.S. tour, and plays its first show with
Alan White in Memphis, Tennessee.
Alan joins Tony Kaye and Chris Squire as guests on Eddie
Harris' E.H. In The U.K. album.
Alan's Ramshackled is released, and reaches number 41 in the
Alan and Chris Squire rehearse with Robert Plant and Jimmy
Page, hoping to form XYZ.
Alan and Chris Squire release "Run With The Fox."
Alan guests on the Wetton Manzanera album.
Alan joins Trevor Rabin for Can't Look Away.
Alan guests on Treason's self-titled release.
Alan joins Squire and Sherwood's Conspiracy.
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John "JT" Toomy.......................Tour Manager
Paul Silveira.........................Road Manager
Ken Kaler.......................Production Manager
Tom Mayhue...........................Stage Manager
Ben Richards............Lighting Director/Designer
Dave Wilkerson...............F.O.H. Sound Engineer
Scott Holloway..............Monitor Sound Engineer
Richard Davis...............Guitar/Bass Technician
Ron "Shooz" Matthews.............Guitar Technician
Will Alexander.................Keyboard Technician
John Walsh.........................Drum Technician
Frank Lopes.......................Sound Technician
Brian Evans.......................Sound Technician
Jay Barker...........Production Assistant/Wardrobe
Lane Seiger...............Asssistant to Steve Howe
Gary Hoyt.....................Lightning Crew Chief
George Odell.........................Ground Rigger
Johm Moriaty...................Lighting Technician
Jeff Adams..............................Bus Driver
Charles Lamb............................Bus Driver
Left Bank Organization..................Management
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Chris Welch; and the web sites, "Forgotten Yesterdays," by
Pete Whipple, "Yesgigs 1966-1980" by Steven Sullivan, "Notes
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