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Yes

Band
1968 / Present
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Overview

Members

Alan White (drums)
1972 July - Present
Steve Howe (guitar)
1970 May - 1981, 1991 - 1992, 1996 - Present
Geoff Downes
1980 - 1981, 2011 March - Present
Jon Davison (lead vocals)
2012 February - Present
Chris Squire (bass guitar)
1968 - 2015
Benoît David (lead vocals)
2008 November - 2012 February
Jon Anderson (lead vocals)
1968 - 1979 December, 1983 - 1988, 1991 - 2008
Rick Wakeman (keyboard)
1971 September - 1974 May, 1976 November - 1979 December, 1990 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 2002 April - 2004 September
Billy Sherwood
1997 - 2000
Igor Khoroshev
1998 - 2000
Trevor Rabin
1983 - 1995
Tony Kaye
1968 - 1971 August, 1983 - 1995
Bill Bruford (drums)
1968 - 1972 July, 1991 - 1992
Trevor Horn (lead vocals)
1980 - 1981
Patrick Moraz
1974 August - 1976 October
Peter Banks (guitar)
1968 - 1970 April

Discography

Studio Album

1969
Album has 13 releases
1970
Album has 12 releases
1971
Album has 26 releases
1971
Album has 19 releases
1972
Album has 26 releases
1973
Album has 13 releases
1974
Album has 18 releases
1977
Album has 14 releases
1978
Album has 9 releases
1980
Album has 13 releases
1983
Album has 18 releases
1987
Album has 8 releases
1991
Album has 14 releases
1994
Album has 7 releases
1997
Album has 5 releases
1999
Album has 8 releases
2001
Album has 8 releases
2011
Album has 5 releases
2014
Album has 2 releases

Single

1970
Album has 1 releases
1978
Album has 1 releases
1983
Album has 4 releases
1987
Album has 1 releases
1994
Album has 1 releases
2011
Album has 1 releases

EP

2001
Album has 1 releases

History

Yes is a British progressive rock band which formed in London, United Kingdom in 1968. They are best known for 1970's "I've Seen All Good People", the 1972 9-minute US Top 20 smash "Roundabout" and their 1983 #1 hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart". Despite many lineup changes, occasional splits and the influence of the many changes in popular music, the band has endured for 40 years and still retains a strong international following. Their music is marked by sharp dynamic contrasts, lush harmonies, often extended song lengths and a general showcasing of members' instrumental prowess. Arguably one of the most musically ambitious bands of their genre, Yes manages to use symphonic and other so-called "classical" structures with their own blend of musical styles - including some innovations - in a happy constructive "marriage" of music.

The original line-up consisted of Jon Anderson (vocals), Chris Squire (bass, vocals), Peter Banks (guitar, vocals), Tony Kaye (keyboards), and Bill Bruford (drums). Personnel changes brought musicians Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman into the group in 1970 and 1971 respectively. Steve Howe appears on the cover of Time and a Word, even though soon-to-be-ousted Pete Banks is the guitarist on the album. Alan White then replaced Bill Bruford in 1972. These changes had arguably the biggest influence on their music and subsequent success. The early 1970's saw Yes as one of the few influential mainstream progressive acts.

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