Born Christopher Russell Edward Squire,
in Wembley, England, on March 4, 1948, Chris Squire's main claim to
fame is as the bassist for prog rock super heroes Yes.
The biggest challenge to Yes cohesiveness was yet to come. Through it all, though, Squire even remained in Yes when Anderson himself, along with Wakeman (for the second time), departed the group in 1979. Undaunted, the remaining members recruited the Buggles (Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn) as replacements and released Drama. Although the album was fairly well-received by Yes fans, the accompanying tour did not fare so well and the group called it quits afterwards. Squire remained working with drummer Alan White throughout the period, which would prove not truly be the end of Yes, but merely a hiatus. First, the duo released a Christmas single, entitled "Run With the Fox." They next began working with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimi Page on a project that was to be dubbed XYZ (ex-Yes & Zep). That project, however, would never see fruition and Squire's next undertaking began under the name of Cinema
Cinema was to have been a new band
composed of Squire, White, Kaye, and South African guitarist Trevor
Rabin. Their producer, Trevor Horn, suggested they needed an
additional vocalist in the group. Jon Anderson was brought in and
upon agreeing to work on the project, remarked that with his vocals
it would really sound like Yes. The name was thus changed and Yes
lived again. The resulting album, 90125, and the single "Owner of a
Lonely Heart" would propel the Yes of 1983 to even further heights,
scoring successes like they had never seen before. The lineup would
release a second album, Big Generator, before more personnel chaos
gripped them. This time, though, rather than shake Yes apart, the
chaos emerged in a new "super" lineup of the band as an eight-piece
group. This grouping of Squire, Anderson, Kaye, Rabin, White,
Wakeman, Howe, and Bruford would release the Union album and tour to
large crowds and rave reviews. Shortly after the tour, though, Yes
was back to its pre-Union lineup. That was the group that released
Talk in the mid-'90s.
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Mysterion 4 String Bass Guitar in Green
Built with permission from Jim Mouradian!!
This is a copy of the Bass that Chris Squire Played.
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