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#2847969 - 04/08/17 03:49 PM Yes!
Delta Offline
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Yes was ceremonially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night. If you get a chance watch the video that was posted on Facebook and You Tube. Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee did a great presentation and Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman all did acceptance speeches. Wakeman's was quite funny. It was like a comedy routine. Anyway, the important thing is that as Howe said, "Yes needed to be in the RRHF right?"
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#2847973 - 04/08/17 04:02 PM Re: Yes! [Re: Delta]
desertbluesman Offline
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Great musicians, they deserve it as much as anyone else.
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#2848018 - 04/08/17 08:25 PM Re: Yes! [Re: desertbluesman]
Larryz Offline
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Congrats to Yes! and I know you're a happy camper Delta! thu
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#2848052 - 04/09/17 04:11 AM Re: Yes! [Re: Larryz]
whitefang Offline
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Loc: Lincoln Park, MI, UNITED STATE...
Me too. LOVE that band! wink
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#2848170 - 04/09/17 02:18 PM Re: Yes! [Re: whitefang]
d Offline
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Registered: 03/20/01
Posts: 5992
Loc: no longer lexington, Kenfunky,...
Yes did some good stuff but I preferred the early band to the later...except for one track (see below).
Of course, that's when they sounded least like what most fans dig.
One v. interesting thing abt them was the philosophic tone of many of Anderson's lyrics (he was apparently a big fan of Paramahansa Yogananda).

Early Yes covers The Beatles


Early Yes covers the Byrds


Later Yes (no, not a Police track)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVOuYquXuuc
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#2848291 - 04/10/17 07:53 AM Re: Yes! [Re: d]
Eric Iverson Offline
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Registered: 08/03/05
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Loc: Jackson Heights, NY
I have mixed feelings about Yes, in terms of personal listening taste, but definitely they were a very important band in their area and deserve the award.

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#2848376 - 04/10/17 01:18 PM Re: Yes! [Re: Eric Iverson]
KHAN Offline
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Loc: Ceti-Alpha 5
As a huge Rush and Yes fan it was fun to see Ged and Al induct them, and have Ged step in on bass for Roundabout. R.I.P. Chris Squire.
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#2848478 - 04/11/17 04:55 AM Re: Yes! [Re: KHAN]
Eric Iverson Offline
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Registered: 08/03/05
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Loc: Jackson Heights, NY
Chris Squire was definitely a hell of a bass player. I enjoyed watching an instructional video he did on YouTube, although I'm a guitarist, not a bassist.
I do HAVE a beautiful old Fender Precision bass, though, that I pick up once in a while. It would be fun to play in a church band or something, where they didn't demand virtuosity or genius, LOL.
And I've watched a couple instructional things that Steve Howe did - also a very fine player.

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