Chris Squire

Hometown Kingsbury
Died Jun 27, 2015
Death Place Phoenix

Christopher Russell Edward "Chris" Squire, is an English musician, known as the bass guitarist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes. He is the only member of the group to have never left the band, and to appear on every album. He is widely regarded as the dominant bass guitarist among the early seventies British progressive rock bands, influencing peers and later generations of bassists with his incisive sound and elaborately contoured, melodic bass lines.… Read More

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  • Yes' Chris Squire On Their Classic Album Tour, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
    Rolling Stone - Feb 04, 2013
  • Music Review: Yes Open Your Eyes [180 Gram Vinyl Edition]
    Seattle Pi - Jul 13, 2012
  • Michael Bialas: Affirmative Action Figure: Chris Squire Just Says Yes
    Huffington Post - Jul 03, 2012
  • Yes' Chris Squire On Tribute Singer's Exit, Broadway Reunion Talks
    Rolling Stone - May 25, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Squire.


1948 Birth Squire was born on 4 March 1948 in the north west London suburb of Kingsbury. … Read More


1964 16 Years Old In 1964, Squire was suspended from school for having hair that was too long and was given money for a hair cut. … Read More
1967 19 Years Old Squire was fond of using LSD in the 1960s until a 1967 incident where he had a bad acid trip. … Read More


1968 20 Years Old In January 1968, Squire joined Mabel Greer's Toyshop, a psychedelic group that included Peter Banks, singer Clive Bayley and drummer Bob Hagger. … Read More
1969 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 1969, Yes released their self-titled debut album. … Read More
1970 22 Years Old Chris Squire married Nikki, whom he had met in 1970. … Read More
1975 27 Years Old Squire concentrated overwhelmingly on Yes' music over the years, producing little solo work. His first solo record was 1975's Fish Out of Water, featuring Yes alumnus Bill Bruford on drums and Patrick Moraz on keyboards and The Syn/The Selfs alumnus Andrew Jackman also on keyboards.


1981 33 Years Old Squire was later a member of the short-lived XYZ (eX-Yes/Zeppelin) in 1981, a group composed of Alan White (Yes) on drums and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) on guitar. … Read More


1993 45 Years Old Squire married actress Melissa Morgan on 8 May 1993. … Read More


2000 52 Years Old In later years, Squire would join with Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood in a side project called Conspiracy. This band's self-titled debut album in 2000 contained the nuclei of several songs that had appeared on Yes' recent albums. … Read More
2004 56 Years Old In late 2004, Squire joined a reunion of The Syn. … Read More
2007 59 Years Old Squire also worked on two solo projects with other former Syn collaborators Gerard Johnson, Jeremy Stacey and Paul Stacey. A Christmas album, Chris Squire's Swiss Choir, was released in 2007 (with Johnson, J. Stacey and Steve Hackett).


2012 64 Years Old Squire collaborated again with Hackett, formerly of the band Genesis, to make the Squackett album A Life Within a Day, released in 2012.
The band's first show of their tour with Toto on 7 August 2015 will mark the first Yes concert performed without Squire. … Read More
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