Chris Squire

Chris Squire

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 28 Jun 2015 (aged 67)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 148398838 · View Source
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Rock Musician. A bass player (known for his trademark Rickenbacker 4001), he was a founding member of the British music ensemble "Yes". Born Christopher Russell Edward Squire, his father was a cab driver, Chris developed a fondness for music at an early age and participated in his church choir. By his late teens, he had experience playing in a number of bands including "The Syn" and "Toy Shop". He departed the later with guitarist Peter Banks and vocalist Jon Anderson to form the Progressive music-based "Yes". They released their first two studio albums which included the self-titled debut record in 1969 and "Time and a Word" (1970). The third album "The Yes Album" (1971) included their classic songs "Yours is No Disgrace", "Starship Trooper" and "I've Seen All Good People" and established Squire as a top-notch bass player who enhanced the group's unique sound. In 1975, he made his mark as a solo artist with his album "Fish Out of Water". In 1983, the band reached their plateau of commercial success with "90125" which featured the number one hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart". This was followed with their album "Big Generator" (1987). Although there have been numerous lineup changes, Squire remained a consistent member on both studio and live performances. He died of complications from leukemia.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 28 Jun 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 148398838
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chris Squire (4 Mar 1948–28 Jun 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148398838, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.