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Steve Howe was created in London about Apr 8, 1947. When he started playing guitar he previously a number of influences, chief included in this Chet Atkins. Considering that two of others had been Django Reinhardt as well as the duo of Les Paul & Mary Ford, it’s hard to trust that he’d become probably one of the most important guitarists in intensifying rock. Actually, his first music group was a Chuck Berry-infused clothing known as the Syndicats. He started using that group in 1964, plus they released many singles before Howe remaining them. His following music group was the In Group, which ultimately became Tomorrow. Beneath the fresh name they released two singles in 1967 along with a self-titled recording the following yr. Once the group split up in 1968, Howe became a member of a music group known as Bodast. Bodast developed quite a pursuing and documented an recording. Nevertheless, when their label proceeded to go bankrupt, their still-unreleased recording was scrapped as well as the music group ultimately became a casualty, splitting up soon thereafter. The recording would not discover launch until 1981. After Bodast, Howe started looking for his following music group. Auditions with such organizations as the Great and Jethro Tull had been unfruitful. As destiny could have it, his following music group would come searching for him. By 1970, Howe acquired caught the hearing of many associates of Yes. By this time around, that they had released two albums, but weren’t pleased with their present guitarist, Peter Banking institutions. Therefore, Howe became the brand new guitarist in Yes. The very first record he recorded together was 1970’s The Yes Record. It could garner them reputable commercial and vital attention, however when the follow-up, Delicate, arrived in 1972 using the strike one “Roundabout,” the group and Howe had been fully propelled in to the limelight. Howe remained with the music group until their split up in 1980. He also released two single albums throughout that period, 1976’s Beginnings as well as the Steve Howe Recording in 1979. After Yes proceeded to go their separate methods, Howe, alongside Yes-mate Geoff Downes, shaped Asia. The group, also including John Wetton (Ruler Crimson, U.K.) and Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster, Emerson, Lake & Palmer) was something of the progressive rock and roll supergroup. Howe continued to be with the music group through their 1st two albums, Asia and Alpha, released in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Then remaining the group, although he spent some time working with them like a guest every once in awhile since. His following music group was GTR, shaped in 1986. This group was also type of a supergroup, offering both Howe and Steve Hackett (previously of Genesis). That group didn’t stay collectively long, either, just liberating one studio recording. Given this, it appears fate was pressing Howe back to the Yes camp. By this time around, many changes experienced occurred with Yes. The group experienced reunited without Howe and carried out two extremely commercial-leaning albums, one of these (90125) became the group’s biggest vendor up to now. Also at that time, Jon Anderson experienced once again remaining the group, citing a desire to accomplish less commercial materials. Therefore Yes veterans Expenses Bruford and Rick Wakeman created a new music group. They wished to continue to contact it Yes, but bassist Chris Squire possessed the rights compared to that name, therefore they proceeded to go with the simpleness of the four last titles and Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, & Howe was created. Under that moniker, they released one self-titled recording in 1989. After that, in a fairly unusual change of occasions — while these were focusing on their follow-up recording — the group was melded in to the additional lineup of Yes, creating an eight-piece edition of the music group. The group released the Union recording in 1991 and went on the full-scale globe tour to rave evaluations. The lineup wouldn’t normally last, though, and Howe was once more a “previous Yes member” soon after the tour. He pursued a single career for another several years, liberating six albums before rejoining Yes once again in 1995. By no means idle, actually after many years of tenures in a variety of bands, he’s discovered time to discharge a lot single albums, and done projects by performers as different as Lou Reed, Queen, Billy Currie, Dixie Dregs, Frankie Would go to Hollywood, Seafood, and Explorer’s Membership, in addition to his use the Steve Howe Trio, who released the record Travelling this year 2010. On the following couple of years, he put into some single recordings known as Homebrew and released a full-length instrumental record called Amount of time in 2011.

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Full Name Steve Howe
Died April 28, 2006, Coachella, California, United States
Profession Baseball player
Nationality British, English
Spouse Janet Howe
Children Dylan Howe, Virgil Howe, Georgia Howe, Stephanie Howe
Siblings Philip Howe
Music Groups Yes, Asia, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, GTR, Bodast, Steve Howe Trio, Tomorrow, The Syndicats, Explorers Club
Music Songs Owner of a Lonely Heart, Roundabout, Starship Trooper, I've Seen All Good People: a. Your Move, b. All Good People, Love Will Find a Way, Yours Is No Disgrace, Heart of the Sunrise, Siberian Khatru, Leave It, Long Distance Runaround, The Gates of Delirium, Wonderous Stories, South Side of the Sky, It Can Happen, Don't Kill the Whale, Mood for a Day, Rhythm of Love, Close to the Edge, Into the Lens, And You And I, Perpetual Change, Shoot High Aim Low, The Calling, Only Time Will Tell, Changes, Our Song, Don't Cry, Sole Survivor, The Revealing Science of God, Machine Messiah, Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil, Awaken
Albums Union, The Steve Howe Album, Asia, Beginnings, Alpha, Not Necessarily Acoustic, Portraits of Bob Dylan, Natural Timbre, Quantum Guitar, Masterpiece Guitars, Homebrew, The Grand Scheme of Things, Fragile, Yessongs, Close to the Edge, Turbulence, Homebrew 2, Tales from Yesterday, Pulling Strings, Time, Relayer, The Yes Album, Spectrum, Skyline, XXX, Tales from Topographic Oceans, The Ladder, Going for the One, Tormato, Yesshows, Time and a Word, Drama, Fly from Here, Keys to Ascension, Heaven & Earth, Aqua, Homebrew 6, Greatest Hits Live, Classic Yes, The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection, Yesstory, Homebrew 4, Motif, Seraphim, Remedy Live, Steve Howe: Guitar Player, Steve Howe - Guitar Plus, Homebrew 5, Anthology
Movies Keys to Ascension, Yessongs, Yes: Symphonic Live, Steve Howe's Remedy, Asia: Fantasia: Live in Tokyo, Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe: Live, Classic Rock Legends: Steve Howe, Rock Milestones: Asia, Yes: Live at Montreux 2003, Guitar Legends, Steve Howe: Live Legends: Careful with That Axe, Yes: Close to the Edge, Fingerstyle Guitar: Vol. 3


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "Roundabout"
Metal Evolution 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Apollo 18 2011 writer: "And You And I"
Grumpy Old Picture Show 2008 Video writer: "Starship Trooper"
Asia: Fantasia - Live in Tokyo 2007 Video documentary performer: "Intersection Blues" / writer: "Time Again", "One Step Closer", "Roundabout", "Without You", "Cutting It Fine", "Intersection Blues", "Here Comes The Feeling", "Ride Easy acoustic"
The Other Side of Rick Wakeman 2007 Video documentary writer: "And You And I"
Classic Artists: Yes 2007 Video documentary writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Starship Trooper", "Roundabout", "And You And I", "Siberian Khatru", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "The Gates Of Delerium", "Awaken", "Tempus Fugit", "Mind Drive", "Nine Voices Longwalker", "Magnification"
Yes: Live at Montreux 2003 2007 Video arranger: "To Be Over" / performer: "To Be Over", "Clap" / writer: "Siberian Khatru", "Magnification", "In The Presence Of", "And You And I", "Clap", "Awaken", "Roundabout"
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rick Wakeman: Made in Cuba 2006 Video documentary writer: "Starship Trooper"
Conspiracy: Live 2006 Video writer: "Universal Garden"
Remedy Live 2005 Video arranger: "Raga/ My White Bicycle" / performer: "Leaves Of Green" Excerpt from: "The Ancient", "J's Theme", "Mood For A Day", "Intersection Blues", "To Be Over", "Second Initial", "Clap" / writer: "Small Acts Of Human Kindness", "Sensitive Chaos", "Country Viper", "Diary Of A Man Who Vanished", "Across The Cobblestone", "America/ Southern Solo", "Nature Of The Sea", "Where I Belong", "Pennants", "Excerpts from: 'Close To The Edge'", "So Bad", "Lost Symphony", "While Rome's Burning", "Würm"
Songs from Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert 2005 Video documentary performer: "Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2", "Mind Drive Part 3", "Second Intitial" / writer: "Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2", "Turn Of The Century", "Mind Drive Part 3", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Roundabout Chicago Blues Shuffle", "Second Intitial", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "Starship Trooper"
Jon Anderson: Tour of the Universe 2005 Video writer: "The Revealing Science Of God Dance Of The Dawn", "Yours Is No Disgrace"
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes Acoustic 2004 performer: "Dream River Excerpt/ Roundabout Chicago Blues Shuffle" / writer: "Dream River Excerpt/ Roundabout Chicago Blues Shuffle"
Yesspeak 2003 Documentary arranger: "To Be Over", "Freight Train Excerpt" / performer: "To Be Over", "Clap", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Freight Train Excerpt" / writer: "Siberian Khatru", "Magnification", "In The Presence Of", "And You And I", "Clap", "Awaken", "Roundabout", "Yours Is No Disgrace"
Yes: Symphonic Live 2002 Video documentary arranger: "Concerto In D Second Movement" / performer: "Concerto In D Second Movement", "Mood For A Day" / writer: "Close To The Edge", "Don't Go", "In The Presence Of", "The Gates Of Delerium", "Mood For A Day", "Starship Trooper", "Magnification", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "Roundabout"
Spun 2002 "Magnification"
Dreamtime 2002 Video short performer: "In The Course Of The Day" / writer: "And You And I", "In The Course Of The Day", "Close To The Edge"
Rick Wakeman: Live in Buenos Aires 2001 Video writer: "Starship Trooper"
Roger Dean: Views 2001 Video documentary performer: "Clap"
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Yes: Keys to Ascension 2001 Video arranger: "Onward" / writer: "Siberian Khatru", "Close To The Edge", "And You And I", "The Revealing Science Of God Dance Of The Dawn", "Turn Of The Century", "America", "Awaken", "Roundabout", "Starship Trooper"
House of Yes: Live from House of Blues 2000 Video documentary writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Homeworld The Ladder", "Lightning Strikes", "The Messenger", "And You And I", "It Will Be A Good Day", "Face To Face", "Awaken", "Roundabout"
Almost Famous 2000 writer: "Roundabout"
Outside Providence 1999 writer: "Roundabout"
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
Fox After Breakfast 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening of Yes Music Plus 1994 Video arranger: "All Good People Extended Version" / performer: "Clap/ Mood For A Day" / writer: "Time And A Word/ Owner Of A Lonely Heart/ Teakbois", "Clap/ Mood For A Day", "Birthright", "And You And I", "Close To The Edge", "Themes", "Brother Of Mine", "Order Of The Universe", "Roundabout", "Starship Trooper"
Live with Kelly and Michael TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Freddie as F.R.O.7. 1992 performer: "Lay Down Your Arms"
Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live 1991 Video arranger: "Winter" / performer: "Clap", "Winter" / writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Clap", "Awaken", "Roundabout"
Yes: Greatest Video Hits 1991 Video writer: "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens"
YesYears 1991 Video performer: "Clap", "Ram", "Beginnings", "The Ancient Leaves Of Green" / writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Clap", "Roundabout", "Close To The Edge", "And You And I", "Siberian Khatru", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "Ram", "Beginnings", "Turn Of The Century", "Awaken", "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens", "The Ancient Leaves Of Green", "Shock To The System"
In the Big Dream 1989 Video short writer: "Themes", "Brother Of Mine", "Fist Of Fire", "Vultures In The City", "Order Of The Universe", "I'm Alive"
Yes: 9012 Live 1985 Video documentary writer: "Starship Trooper"
Asia in Asia 1983 Video documentary performer: "Sketches In The Sun" / writer: "Sketches In The Sun"
So Many Men, So Little Time 1979 writer: "Awaken" - uncredited
Yes: Live in Philadelphia 1979 1979 Video documentary writer: "Siberian Khatru", "The Ancient: Leaves Of Green", "Starship Trooper", "Roundabout"
Teenage Beauties 1976 writer: "Close to the Edge" - uncredited
Beginnings... 1976 Short performer: "Ram", "Beginnings", "Break Away From It All" / writer: "Ram", "Beginnings", "Break Away From It All"
The Old Grey Whistle Test TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1975 writer - 2 episodes, 1975 arranger - 1 episode, 1975
Yessongs 1975 Documentary performer: "Clap" / writer: "Clap", "And You and I", "Close to the Edge Excerpts", "Roundabout", "Starship Trooper: Würm"
Sounding Out: Yes 1972 TV Short arranger: "Nature Of The Sea" / performer: "Nature Of The Sea", "Mood For A Day" / writer: "Mood For A Day"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreamtime 2002 Video short
Roger Dean: Views 2001 Video documentary
Beginnings... 1976 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreamtime 2002 Video short producer - as Yes
Beginnings... 1976 Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smashing Time 1967 Member of The Snarks (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toys 1992 musician

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Like It Is : Yes at Mesa Arts Centre 2015 Himself
Like it is - Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome 2014 Video Himself
Turn It Up! 2013 Documentary Himself
Asia XXX Live 2012 TV Movie Himself
Yes: In the Present - Live from Lyon 2011 Video documentary Himself
Prog Rock Britannia 2009 TV Movie Himself
Asia: Fantasia - Live in Tokyo 2007 Video documentary Himself
Classic Artists: Yes 2007 Video documentary Himself
Yes: Live at Montreux 2003 2007 Video Himself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Rock Milestones: Asia - The Essential Albums of All Time 2006 Himself
Remedy Live 2005 Video Himself - Guitar / Vocals
Soundstage 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Guitars
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
Roger Dean: Views 2001 Video documentary Himself
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 - Lead Guitar
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock Family Trees 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Hard Rock Live 1998 TV Series Himself
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey 1997 Documentary Himself
Fox After Breakfast 1996 TV Series Himself
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening of Yes Music Plus 1994 Video Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1993 TV Series Himself
Yes: Live - 1975 at Q.P.R. 1992 Video Himself
Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live 1991 Video Himself - Guitars
Yes: Greatest Video Hits 1991 Video Himself
YesYears 1991 Video Himself
In the Big Dream 1989 Video short Himself
Points West 1987 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1986 TV Series Himself (as GTR)
Asia in Asia 1983 Video documentary Himself
Yes: Live in Philadelphia 1979 1979 Video documentary Himself
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1974-1979 TV Series Himself
Beginnings... 1976 Short Himself
Yessongs 1975 Documentary Himself (Guitar)
Sounding Out: Yes 1972 TV Short Himself
Beat-Club 1971 TV Series
Top of the Pops 1971 TV Series Himself
Rock of the 70s: Yes 1970 TV Movie Himself
A Life in the Death of Joe Meek Documentary post-production Himself
Dude! Where's My Music? Documentary post-production Himself
Some Other Guys Documentary post-production Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Boys of the Western World 2014 Documentary Himself / Yes
The Old Grey Whistle Test: Vol. 3 2004 Video Himself - Musician
Pure 80's: The DVD 2002 Video Himself (segment "Heat of the Moment") (as Asia)
Rock Concert 1977 TV Series Himself (Solo and as Yes)

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