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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.

Yes Announce 2015 ‘Cruise to the Edge’ Lineup

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Facebook

Yes will embark on their third annual Cruise to the Edge next fall, and they're taking some friends along for the voyage.

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Five Bands That Deserve to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Legacy / John Minihan, Hulton Archive / Chris Walter, Getty Images

Accompanying this morning's announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2015 induction class was the usual head shaking and open-mouthed disbelief that some of classic rock's oldest and most worthy bands were passed up once again.

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40 Years Ago: Yes Take a Fusion-Inspired Detour With ‘Relayer’

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Atlantic Records

One of Yes' most admirable qualities is its malleability -- a crucial element of 1974's 'Relayer,' released 40 years ago this week in the U.S.

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Yes Announce First Live CD and DVD With Singer Jon Davison

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Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images

Fans will get their first take-home opportunity to hear Yes in concert with current lead singer Jon Davison on the forthcoming 'Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome.'

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Yes, ‘Songs From Tsongas’ – DVD Review

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Matt Roberts, Getty Images

Yes has released enough concert DVDs to fill a broom closet, and most of them offer the same basic experience: classic prog-rock performed skillfully, and faithfully to the original recordings.

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Judge Dismisses Yes Artist Roger Dean’s Lawsuit Against Director James Cameron

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Atlantic Records / 20th Century Fox

A U.S. district judge in New York has ruled that filmmaker James Cameron's mountains can come out of the sky and stand there, even if they resemble Roger Dean's famous album covers.

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Jon Anderson on Working With Jean-Luc Ponty, Yes’ New Album and More – Exclusive Interview

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Matt Roberts, Getty Images

Jon Anderson parted ways with Yes in 2008, when health concerns kept him from committing to a tour.

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45 Years Ago: Yes Release Their Eponymous Debut Album

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Yes released their debut album on July 25, 1969.

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‘Another Chapter in Yes’ History’: Bandmates Talk About Jon Davison’s Impact in Exclusive EPK Premiere

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YouTube.com

Long-time members Chris Squire and Steve Howe talk about the influence frontman Jon Davison had on Yes' new album, 'Heaven and Earth.'

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Yes Prepare ‘Songs From Tsongas’ Deluxe Edition For Release

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Matt Roberts, Getty Images

Yes will reissue their 'Songs from Tsongas' video in an expanded format, as well as give it its first issue on CD.

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