Monday, June 29, 2015
Chris Squire: 1948 - 2015
by Larry Simons
June 29, 2015
Co-founder and longtime bassist for the progressive rock band Yes, Chris Squire, died Saturday at his home in Phoenix, Arizona from acute erythroid leukemia at the age of 67.
Squire was the only member of Yes to play on all of the band's 21 studio albums from 1969 to 2014. Squire wrote or co-wrote many of Yes's biggest songs, including "Owner of A Lonely Heart", "The Calling", "We Can Fly", "Rhythm of Love", "It Can Happen", "Leave It" and "The Man You Always Wanted Me to Be".
Squire's diagnosis of acute erythroid leukemia was only a short 6 weeks ago. He will be replaced on tour by former Yes bassist Billy Sherwood.
Here is my tribute to Squire
"The Man You Always Wanted Me to Be" (Squire on lead vocals)