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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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35 Years Ago: Yes Regroup With New Members for ‘Drama’

"Drama"? To say the least. Following the release of their divisive ninth LP, 1978's Tormato, Yes found themselves gazing weakly into a New Wave-y new decade.

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Yes Honor Chris Squire in Their First Concert Since His Death

Yes paid tribute to their fallen founding bassist at the beginning of their first concert without him.

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Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images

Alan White on Chris Squire, Yes’ New Tour and Cruise to the Edge: Exclusive Interview

Alan White discusses Yes' resolve in moving forward without Chris Squire, and their plans to honor the late bassist.

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Yes’ Cruise to the Edge Will Pay Tribute to Chris Squire

An all-star lineup will pay tribute to Chris Squire at this year's Cruise to the Edge.

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Steve Howe Says Yes Concerts Will Be Tributes to Late Chris Squire

As Yes' first-ever tour without the late Chris Squire gets underway, guitarist Steve Howe says he hopes the shows will provide some solace to a saddened fanbase.

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47 Years Ago: Yes Play Their First Concert

Yes began their live career on a very inauspicious note, as they performed their first gig on Aug. 3, 1968, at the East Mersea Youth Camp in Essex.

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Jimmy Page May Release ‘XYZ’ Tapes of His Aborted Collaboration With Members of Yes

After sitting in the vaults for more than 30 years, demos recorded by a short-lived supergroup featuring Jimmy Page and members of Yes may finally see official release.

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Atlantic

46 Years Ago: Yes Release Their Eponymous Debut Album

Behind an unremarkable cover on Yes' self-titled debut album lay the seeds for one of the most storied and envelope-pushing careers in progressive rock history.

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Alan White Says Yes Will Continue Without Chris Squire

Yes' drummer says that it will be tough not seeing Chris Squire on stage, but they will be "moving ahead" in the wake of his death.

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Atlantic

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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