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.
Why Trevor Horn Had to Beg Yes to Record Their Biggest Hit
Producer endured months-long struggle to bring 1983’s “Owner of a Lonely Heart” to fruition.
Jon Anderson Recounts Chris Squire Visiting Him in a Dream
Yes' founding bass player died from cancer not long after the singer's vision.
COVID and War Concerns Prompt Yes to Cancel Leg of 2023 Tour
They're struggling to find insurance options that were widely available before the pandemic and Ukraine conflict.
Benoit David Quit Yes After Being Mocked Onstage by Chris Squire
Angry exchange with co-founder came after singer started suffering voice problems.
Why Yes Is Finally Playing 'Close to the Edge' Correctly
"I always thought it sounded lousy, but I got used to it," says guitarist Steve Howe.