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Chris Squire

Biography

Given birth to Christopher Russell Edward Squire, in Wembley, Britain, on March 4, 1948, Chris Squire’s primary claim to popularity was because the bassist for prog rock and roll superheroes Yes. His begin in music, nevertheless, came as a kid performing in his chapel choir. His 1st rock and roll group was the Selfs; he used that group from 1965 to 1966, before developing the music group the Syn. That group presented a guitarist called Peter Banking institutions, with whom Squire will be associated in a number of rings. The Syn created in 1966 and continued to be an organization until past due 1967. His following clothing was Mabel Greer’s Plaything Shop, once again with Banks. During his use that music group, he became familiar with vocalist Jon Anderson, who eventually join Gadget Shop for a period. Also throughout that period, Banks would keep the group, and among people that have whom Anderson and Squire would align themselves had been Tony Kaye and Costs Bruford. With Banking institutions rejoining, the group find the name Yes and released into the origins of an extremely long-lived and storied profession. Yes’ journey in to the musical limelight started with the discharge of two albums in 1969 and 1970 that received several important kudos, but small industrial or radio achievement. Their third record, nevertheless, propelled with the substitute of Peter Banking institutions by Steve Howe along with a lucky mistake by way of a U.S. radio programmer, begun to give the music group some much-needed publicity. By enough time the follow-up Fragile premiered, Rick Wakeman experienced can be found in as Tony Kaye’s alternative as well as the stage was arranged. The recording, with its solitary “Roundabout,” released the group (and Squire alongside them) headlong in to the general public eye. There is absolutely no query that Squire’s unconventional setting of playing the bass acoustic guitar as a business lead instrument performed a pivotal part in that achievement. Squire became the anchor from the music group, keeping them throughout several personnel adjustments in the 1970s. Once the group required a rest in 1975 to accomplish single albums, Squire released what’s arguably his greatest work, Fish Away from Water. The largest problem to Yes cohesiveness was however to arrive. Through everything, though, Squire also continued to be in Yes when Anderson himself, alongside Wakeman (for the next period), departed the group in 1979. Undaunted, the rest of the associates recruited the Buggles (Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn) as substitutes and released Play. Although the record was pretty well-received by Yes supporters, the associated tour didn’t fare therefore well as well as the group known as it quits soon after. Squire remained dealing with drummer Alan Light through the entire period, which would verify not truly end up being the finish of Yes, but simply a hiatus. Initial, the duo released a Xmas solitary, entitled “Operate using the Fox.” They next started dealing with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Web page on a task that was to become dubbed XYZ (ex-Yes and Zeppelin). That task, nevertheless, would never discover fruition and Squire’s following undertaking started beneath the name of Movie theater. Movie theater were to have already been a new music group made up of Squire, White colored, Kaye, and South African guitarist Trevor Rabin. Their maker, Trevor Horn, recommended they needed yet another vocalist within the group. Jon Anderson was earned and upon agreeing to focus on the task, remarked that along with his vocals it could really appear to be Yes. The name was hence transformed and Yes resided again. The causing record, 90125, as well as the one “Owner of the Lonely Center” would propel the Yes of 1983 to even more heights, credit scoring successes like that they had hardly ever noticed before. The lineup would to push out a second record, Big Generator, before even more workers chaos gripped them. This time around, though, instead of shake Yes aside, the chaos surfaced in a fresh “very” lineup from the music group as an eight-piece group. This grouping of Squire, Anderson, Kaye, Rabin, White colored, Wakeman, Howe, and Bruford would launch the Union recording and tour to huge crowds and rave evaluations. Soon after the tour, though, Yes was back again to its pre-Union lineup. Which was the group that released Chat within the middle-’90s. Squire also were able to work on other projects over time. Among those was an recording he released with onetime Yes member Billy Sherwood, entitled Conspiracy. He also caused Nikki Squire (his wife at that time) on her behalf task Esquire. His bass function was presented on several single albums from additional Yes people and an recording by Eddie Harris. In June 2015 while Squire had been treated for leukemia in Phoenix, Az, it had been announced that he previously died at age 67.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chris Squire
Died June 27, 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Height 1.93 m
Profession Bassist, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality English
Spouse Scotland Squire, Melissa Morgan, Nikki Squire
Children Chandrika Squire, Cameron Squire, Xilan Squire, Camille Squire
Parents Peter Squire, Joanne Squire
Music Groups Yes, The Syn, XYZ, Conspiracy, Cinema
Music Songs Roundabout, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Love Will Find a Way, I've Seen All Good People: a. Your Move, b. All Good People, And You And I, Leave It, Changes, Heart of the Sunrise, Wonderous Stories, Long Distance Runaround, Yours Is No Disgrace, Siberian Khatru, Run With The Fox, Starship Trooper, Hold Out Your Hand, Rhythm of Love, The Gates of Delirium, Silently Falling, South Side of the Sky, It Can Happen, Mood for a Day, Hold On, Perpetual Change, Awaken, Shoot High Aim Low, The Revealing Science of God, Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil, Close to the Edge, Lucky Seven, Don't Kill the Whale, Clap, Comfortably Numb
Albums Fish Out of Water, Yesshows, Chris Squire's Swiss Choir, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, The Yes Album, 90125, Fragile, Yessongs, The Ladder, Going for the One, Relayer, Big Generator, Tormato, Time and a Word, Greatest Hits Live, Conspiracy Live, Conspiracy
Movies 9012Live, Yessongs, Keys to Ascension, Yes: Symphonic Live, Chris Squire: Instructional DVD for Bass, Yes: Live at Montreux 2003, Bolt, Yes: Close to the Edge


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#Fact
1 Only member of Yes to appear on every album released under the Yes name.
2 His first wife, singer Nikki, formed her own band, Esquire, in the 1980s. Chris helped them with their self-title debut album, which was recorded at their home (New Pipers, Surrey). She also sang on Chris' 1975 solo album, 'Fish Out of Water' (also recorded at New Pipers).
3 Recorded a choral Christmas album in 2007, titled 'Chris Squire's Swiss Choir'.
4 Moved back to England temporarily in 2005, and lived in a flat in Chelsea, London with third wife, Scotland. Then moved back to the States in September 2008.
5 Had two daughters from his first marriage to Nikki (Chandrika and Camille, born in the 1970s), a step daughter (Carmen Squire) from Nikki's previous marriage, a son with Melissa (Cameron, born in early 2000) and a daughter with Scotland (Xilan, born in December 2008).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Interestings 2016 TV Movie writer: "I've Seen All Good People" - uncredited
Beer and Board Games 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Youth 2015/I writer: "Onward"
Meadowland 2015 writer: "I've Seen All Good People: A. Your Move, B. All Good People"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Rage 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Apollo 18 2011 writer: "And You And I"
Huckabee 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grumpy Old Picture Show 2008 Video writer: "Starship Trooper"
The Simpsons 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Midnight Heat 2007 writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
SingStar Amped 2007 Video Game writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
The Other Side of Rick Wakeman 2007 Video documentary writer: "And You And I"
Classic Artists: Yes 2007 Video documentary writer: "Sweetness", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Starship Trooper", "I've Seen All Good People", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "The Gates Of Delerium", "Release, Release", "Tempus Fugit", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Leave It", "Rhythm of Love", "The More We Live - Let Go", "The Calling", "Mind Drive", "Open Your Eyes", "Magnification"
Yes: Live at Montreux 2003 2007 Video arranger: "The Fish" / writer: "Magnification", "Don't Kill The Whale", "In The Presence Of", "South Side Of The Sky", "And You And I", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "The Fish", "I've Seen All Good People"
Rick Wakeman: Made in Cuba 2006 Video documentary writer: "Starship Trooper"
Conspiracy: Live 2006 Video writer: "Conspiracy", "Days Of Wonder", "Red Light Ahead", "New World", "The More We Live - Let Go", "Hold Out Your Hand/ You By My Side", "Confess", "Universal Garden"
The Break-Up 2006 writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Breakfast with the Arts 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Songs from Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert 2005 Video documentary arranger: "Roundabout Chicago Blues Shuffle" / performer: "Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2", "Mind Drive Part 3" / writer: "Your Move/ All Good People", "Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2", "South Side Of The Sky", "Mind Drive Part 3", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart Acoustic", "Rhythm Of Love", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "Starship Trooper"
Jon Anderson: Tour of the Universe 2005 Video writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace"
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes Acoustic 2004 arranger: "Dream River Excerpt/ Roundabout Chicago Blues Shuffle" / writer: "South Side Of The Sky/ Piano Solo", "Your Move/ All Good People"
Yesspeak 2003 Documentary arranger: "The Fish" / performer: "Yours Is No Disgrace" / writer: "Magnification", "Don't Kill The Whale", "In The Presence Of", "South Side Of The Sky", "And You And I", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "The Fish", "All Good People", "Yours Is No Disgrace"
Cold Case 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes: Symphonic Live 2002 Video documentary writer: "Close To The Edge", "Don't Go", "In The Presence Of", "The Gates Of Delerium", "Starship Trooper", "Magnification", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "I've Seen All Good People"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Spun 2002 "Magnification"
Dreamtime 2002 Video short writer: "And You And I", "Can You Imagine?"
Rick Wakeman: Live in Buenos Aires 2001 Video writer: "Starship Trooper"
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Yes: Keys to Ascension 2001 Video writer: "Close To The Edge", "I've Seen All Good People", "And You And I", "The Revealing Science Of God Dance Of The Dawn", "Onward", "Starship Trooper"
House of Yes: Live from House of Blues 2000 Video documentary performer: "Cinema" - as Squire / writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Homeworld The Ladder", "Perpetual Change", "Lightning Strikes", "The Messenger", "And You And I", "It Will Be A Good Day", "Face To Face", "All Good People", "Cinema", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Dick 1999 writer: "I've Seen All Good People"
That '70s Show 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Family Trees 1998 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hard Rock Live 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Buffalo '66 1998 writer: "Heart of the Sunrise", "Sweetness"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening of Yes Music Plus 1994 Video writer: "Time And A Word/ Owner Of A Lonely Heart/ Teakbois", "And You And I", "I've Seen All Good People", "Close To The Edge", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Starship Trooper"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live 1991 Video arranger: "Whitefish", "Amazing Grace" / writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Rhythm Of Love", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Make It Easy/ Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "I've Seen All Good People"
Yes: Greatest Video Hits 1991 Video writer: "Don't Kill The Whale", "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens", "Hold On", "Leave It", "It Can Happen", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Rhythm Of Love", "I've Seen All Good People"
YesYears 1991 Video performer: "The Fish" / writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "I've Seen All Good People", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "Hold Out Your Hand", "Parallels", "On The Silent Wings Of Freedom", "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Hold On", "Leave It", "Rhythm Of Love", "The Fish"
In the Big Dream 1989 Video short writer: "Heart Of The Sunrise" Live
The Freddy Krueger Special 1988 TV Movie writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Access All Areas 1985 Video short writer: "It Can Happen", "Leave It Hello, Goodbye Mix", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Yes: 9012 Live 1985 Video documentary writer: "Cinema", "Leave It", "Hold On", "I've Seen All Good People", "Make It Easy Intro", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "It Can Happen", "Starship Trooper"
Knight Rider 1983-1984 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Automan 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes: Live in Philadelphia 1979 1979 Video documentary writer: "Starship Trooper", "I've Seen All Good People"
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1975 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Yessongs 1975 Documentary writer: "Your Move/I've Seen All Good People", "And You and I", "Close to the Edge Excerpts"
Sounding Out: Yes 1972 TV Short writer: "Perpetual Change", "The Fish", "Heart Of The Sunrise"
Beat-Club 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreamtime 2002 Video short
Bolt 1995 Video
Curse of the Crystal Eye 1991

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreamtime 2002 Video short producer - as Yes
Yes: 9012 Live 1985 Video documentary producer - as Yes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yes: 9012 Live 1985 Video documentary executive director

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Emerson: Pictures of an Exhibitionist post-production Himself
Like It Is : Yes at Mesa Arts Centre 2015 Himself
Like it is - Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome 2014 Video Himself
Metal Evolution 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Yes: In the Present - Live from Lyon 2011 Video documentary Himself
Access Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Fox News 2011 TV Series Himself
Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero 2011 Documentary Himself
PIX 11 Morning News 2008 TV Series Himself
Huckabee 2008 TV Series Himself
Classic Artists: Yes 2007 Video documentary Himself
Yes: Live at Montreux 2003 2007 Video Himself
Conspiracy: Live 2006 Video Himself
An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story 2006 Documentary Himself
Soundstage 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Bass
Songs from Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself
Yes Acoustic 2004 Himself
Yesspeak 2003 Documentary Himself
Yes: Symphonic Live 2002 Video documentary Himself
Dreamtime 2002 Video short Himself
Rising Low 2002 Documentary Himself (Yes)
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Yes: Keys to Ascension 2001 Video Himself
House of Yes: Live from House of Blues 2000 Video documentary Himself - Bass
This Is Your Life 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock Family Trees 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Hard Rock Live 1998 TV Series Himself
Fox After Breakfast 1996 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Himself
Yes: Live - 1975 at Q.P.R. 1992 Video Himself
Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live 1991 Video Himself - Bass
Yes: Greatest Video Hits 1991 Video Himself
YesYears 1991 Video Himself
Access All Areas 1985 Video short Himself / Austin Morris / Fish
Yes: 9012 Live 1985 Video documentary Himself
Rock in Rio 1985 TV Series Himself
Yes: Live in Philadelphia 1979 1979 Video documentary Himself
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1975 TV Series Himself
Yessongs 1975 Documentary Himself (Bass)
Sounding Out: Yes 1972 TV Short Himself
Beat-Club 1969-1971 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1971 TV Series Himself
Rock of the 70s: Yes 1970 TV Movie Himself
Not Only... But Also 1970 TV Series Himself
Disco 2 1970 TV Series Himself
Baff - Fast eine Sendung 1969 TV Series Himself
Magpie 1968 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - In Memoriam
Rock Concert 1977 TV Series Himself (Solo and as Yes)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video, Long Form Yes: 9012 Live (1985) · Jon Anderson (artist)
· Tony Kaye (artist)
· Trevor Rabin (artist)
· Alan White (artist)
· Steven Soderbergh (video director)


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#Quote
1 A nightmare is two bassists on stage.


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