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.
Alan White, Drummer for Yes and John Lennon, Dies at 72
Prog band's longest-tenured member also played with George Harrison, Joe Cocker and Ginger Baker.
Yes' Alan White to Miss ‘Close to the Edge’ Anniversary Tour
Lineup change announced as a result of "current health issues."
Cruise to the Edge 2022 Review: Without Yes, Festival Floats On
Despite numerous band dropouts and logistical challenges, floating fest remained catnip for prog lovers.
Rick Wakeman Still Bewildered by 'Close to the Edge'
Keyboardist explains why 1972 LP is the best Yes ever made.
Yes Respected Genesis, But Tried Not to Listen Much
Steve Howe recalls his band’s determination to take their own path: ‘We didn’t even like hits.’
Yes' Steve Howe on 'The Quest' and Recording Without Chris Squire
Guitarist also talks about producing the album himself, rebounding after the rushed 'Heaven & Earth.'
Rick Wakeman Still Wants to Make New Yes Music: Exclusive
Keyboard legend "would like to do some stuff" and says "who it's with, I don't know."