HB Chris Squire!

Today we are pretending it's yesterday so that we can properly celebrate Yes bassist, Chris Squire's birthday. So sorry I'm late and posted the shadow photograph instead.

So here's a never-before-seen photograph of Chris. Happy (belated) Birthday, wherever you are jamming these days.

 
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CHRIS SQUIRE
3/4/48 - 6/27/15

Hey bass players out there...this is how it's done...if you can't learn to play at least half as good as this, quit and go home.

 
 

While Chris Squire is not in my book honoring 48 musicians I photographed who passed away, I hope you'll pick up a copy of Everybody I Shot Is Dead while it's still on sale. 

Goodbye, Chris Squire

It is a sad day here. Last night Yes-founder and bassist, Chris Squire lost his short battle with the very rare acute erythroid leukemia. 

I had the privilege to shoot Yes in Vancouver when they were at the height of their popularity. It was an amazing show. Eerily, these photographs were taken on the same date he died, June 27.

 
 
 
 

CHRIS SQUIRE
3/4/48 - 6/27/15

Chris was actively playing with Yes until March 2015 when he was diagnosed. He put Yes together and is the only member to play on every recording the band has made. He will be missed.

I chose Lift Me Up because Chris Squire co-wrote it with Trevor Rabin, and it's a great song.