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YES- The YES Album 50th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Tony Kaye, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford

It is the fiftieth anniversary of The YES Album , a progressive rock touchstone. If the British Invasion bands led by The Beatles and Rolling Stones wanted to be rock'n'roll's second verse after "Be Bop a Lula" and "Maybe Baby", then London's King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and YES were determined to be rock's "C" section, the musical bridge which takes the listener somewhere unexpectedly before returning to the familiar refrain.

Echoes In the Studio- Voices of Fallen Rockers

In memoriam : the echoes In the Studio of Neil Peart of Rush, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Paul Barrere of Little Feat, plus David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire, Chris Cornell. Hour one of three.

Jethro Tull- Benefit 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

They were the changes  in musical direction and key personnel made on Jethro Tull's critical preceding third album, "Benefit",   in April 1970, that provided the oxygen in "Aqualung" 's tank a year later.

YES- Fragile- Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman

The remarkably durable breakthrough album by progressive rockers YES which has turned out to be anything but "Fragile"...

YES- Talk 25th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin

Before their 1994 album Talk   was even released, YES co-founder/ singer Jon Anderson and band sparkplug Trevor Rabin came to my Q102 afternoon radio show in Dallas/ Ft.Worth to hand-deliver  and talk about it. The album underwent a two-year…
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YES- 90125- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye

Then something remarkable happened. It resulted in more than eight million copies selling from a musical entity thought to be extinct, but with the songs "It Can Happen","Hold On","Leave It","Changes", and the #1 hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart", YES could rise like a musical phoenix from the ashes of the progressive rock Seventies with the comeback album of the Eighties in "90125".
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Yes- Close to the Edge- Jon Anderson, Steve Howe , Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford

While it took YES barely 18 months to write and record "The Yes Album",  "Fragile" , and "Close to the Edge", it took almost thirty years for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's version of the Warren Commission to deny any conspiracy to bar Yes from induction. But it wasn't soon enough for YES co-founder Chris Squire, who died  prior to the Rock Hall relenting in 2017 .

YES- Best pt 2-segment 2

There was a segment of the YES "Best pt 2" radio broadcast which inadvertently was missing last week, but which you can hear below. I regret the error & apologize sincerely. Thanks to loyal In the Studio superfan Nora Green for notifying…

YES Best pt 2-Jon Anderson,the late Chris Squire,Alan White,Tony Kaye,Steve Howe,Trevor Rabin

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally employed some “affirmative action” this year with the induction of progressive rock icon YES, a band whose family tree has enormous branches.
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YES- Fragile-Close to the Edge- Jon Anderson,Tony Kaye,Bill Bruford,Steve Howe,the late Chris Squire

YES the early best "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge" with Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Tony Kaye, Bill Bruford, the late Chris Squire