Chris Squire

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“Chris Squire 1948-2015 – Tributes from his colleagues, friends and fans”  

予てより急性骨髄性白血病と闘病していたイエス*1のベーシスト、クリス・スクワイ*2が力尽きて他界。享年67歳。イエスのオリジナル・メンバーにして現役のベーシスト。デビュー・アルバムから昨年リリースされたHeaven & Earth*3に至るまで、YES名義の全てのアルバムに参加している唯一のメンバー。また、今年のYESのツアーは彼が参加しない初めてのYESのライヴであった。

Heaven & Earth

Heaven & Earth


It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona, in the arms of his loving wife Scotty.
For the entirety of Yes’ existence, Chris was the band’s linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today’s well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes’ most endearing music, as well as his solo album, Fish Out of Water.
Outside of Yes, Chris was a loving h usband to Scotty and father to Carmen, Chandrika, Camille, Cameron, and Xilan. With his gentle, easy-going nature, Chris was a great friend of many … including each of us. But he wasn’t merely our friend: he was also part of our family and we shall forever love and miss him.
Fish Out of the Water

Fish Out of the Water


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