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The London-based prog-rock band Yes have rotated members more than a few times during its long career. But their classic lineup — including singer Jon Anderson, drummer Bill Buford, guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and keyboardist Rick Wakeman — was in place by the early ’70s for their string of hit albums (which include ‘Fragile’ and ‘Close to the Edge’). Over the years, such rock luminaries as Peter Banks, Tony Kaye, Alan White, Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Trevor Rabin have been a part of the group. After a brief disbandment in 1980, Yes reformed in 1983 and reached No. 1 with ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ their only chart-topping single, By the end of the ’80s, Anderson was gone. The band continues to record and tour today with a new singer.

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38 Years Ago: Yes Release ‘Going for the One’ During Transitional Period

On Yes' eighth album, 'Going for the One,' progressive rock's figurehead act were undeniably in a transitional state, both sonically and physically.

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Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images

Rockers React to Yes Legend Chris Squire’s Death

Classic rock legends are lining up to pay tribute to Yes bassist Chris Squire, who died yesterday after a short battle with acute erythroid leukemia at age 67.

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Jon Anderson Mourns Chris Squire: ‘He Was Still My Brother’

Former Yes singer Jon Anderson has penned a touching tribute to Chris Squire.

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Richard E. Aaron, Getty Images

Yes Co-Founder Chris Squire Dies

Co-founding bassist Chris Squire has died at age 67 after a battle with leukemia.

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2013 Interview: Chris Squire Discusses Classic Albums Tour, New Music From Yes

Stalwart Chris Squire always saw Yes' member turnover as a benefit, one which he said often "refreshed the musical approach" as they prepared to make the next album.

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Rob Shanahan/ Frontiers

Top 10 Yes Songs of the ’70s

The 1970s were a particularly creative period for Yes, a time that found them working without boundaries or time restrictions.

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Top 10 Chris Squire Yes Songs

As this list of Top 10 Chris Squire Yes Songs shows, the only constant for this band is change – and, of course, Squire himself.

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Laurence Ratner / Michael Buckner, Getty Images

31 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Joins Yes Onstage to Cover the Beatles

On June 24, 1984, Jimmy Page sat in with Yes for a cover of one of the Beatles' most raucous tunes.

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Yes Minus One: The History of ‘Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe’

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, a splinter group of Yes, released their only studio album on June 20, 1989.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

41 Years Ago: Rick Wakeman Quits Yes for the First Time

Yes' overblown 'Tales from Topographic Oceans' initially sent Rick Wakeman out the door.

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