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RIP Chris Squire

Although Prog Rock is not a genre with which we usually associate, we could not let the death of Yes bassist Chris Squire pass without comment.

29 - chris spireChris Squire, the highly respected bass player best known for his work with Yes, has died aged 67. Squire had been undergoing treatment for cancer in his hometown of Phoenix after being diagnosed with a form of acute myeloid leukaemia.

Squire was born in London in 1948, was a founding member of Yes, and is the only musician to have played on every one of the band’s albums. The band’s forthcoming summer tour with Toto will be the first time the band had ever performed live without him.