Tributes paid to Yes bass player Chris Squire

Chris Squire

Chris Squire, Yes (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Musicians have been on Twitter paying tribute to Yes bass player Chris Squire, whose death was confirmed yesterday (June 28th) at the age of 67 after a battle with acute erythroid leukemia.

“RIP Chris Squire, super bassist of Yes,” Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello wrote. “An extremely talented musician’s musician who mastered his instrument and took it to new realms.”

Squire was a founder member of Yes with singer Jon Anderson in 1968, and played a part in their entire studio output. The band was at the centre of the prog rock movement in the seventies, scoring number one albums in 1973 and 1977.

“Shocked to hear of the passing of Chris Squire, one of the great bass players,” Black Sabbath‘s Geezer Butler has said, while Brian May of Queen described him as a ‘great guy’.

Squire was also a part of the short-lived supergroup XYZ with his Yes colleague Alan White, Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page and Dave Lawson.

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