Ultimate Classic Rock reports that Chris Squire, legendary Bass player for the progressive rock band Yes has died (June 28th, 2015) after a battle with Leukemia. He was 67 years old. This kills me, as Squire was one of my rock heroes and my favorite bass player ever, followed by John Entwistle and Dennis Dunaway of Alice Cooper. Not only was Squire a phenomenally innovative bass player, but he was also one of the first bassists to release a solo album (1975’s Fish Out of Water) on which the bass is played as a lead instrument with no other guitars appearing on the record. Continue reading RIP Yes Bassist Chris Squire
On This Date, June 27th, In 2002: Who bassist John Entwistle was found dead in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas one day before The Who were to kick off their 2002 tour. It was later revealed he died of a heart attack. Entwistle was just 57 years old.
You can read a collection of brief remembrances of John – including one from yours truly – written by the staff writers of Ink19at This Link.
Yes’ bassist Chris Squire was born on this day, March 4th, in 1948. Squire was always one of my favorite bass players, along with the late John Entwistle, and Dennis Dunaway from the original Alice Cooper band, whose innovation on the bass is just insane. Happy Birthday, Chris!