Category: yes

My Halloween costume: balding middle-aged assh…

My Halloween costume: balding middle-aged asshole who only wears band shirts and won’t cut his hair. 

“Yes Queen” is right! Take a look at these 197…

“Yes Queen” is right! Take a look at these 1971 ads for Queen, playing with their brand new bassist John Deacon. (He joined in March 1971, solidifying Queen’s classic lineup.) Can you imagine a bill with Queen opening for Yes? How about Queen playing ahead of Genesis? Yep, it was all happening in 1971, also the year that Queen made its first recordings.

They also played a lot of concerts. These 1971 newspaper ads and posters give just a small idea. They were starting to headline some very small club dates, but in others, were opening for the likes of Warm Dust. (Who? Exactly.)

Oh yeah, and the ad featuring, in huge letters, “ROGER TAYLOR” as “The Legendary Drummer from Cornwall,” with his band’s name in much smaller lettering below? This August 9, 1971 show was booked, no kidding, by Roger’s mum. More here.

Yes, touring Tales from Topographic Oceans, 19…

Yes, touring Tales from Topographic Oceans, 1973, via forestdweller

Chris Squire, Yes, via yesworld

Chris Squire, Yes, via yesworld




Photographer: Lisa Tanner

From the June, 1979 issue of Hit Parader Magazine

Chris Squire, Yes

Chris Squire, Yes

ratak-monodosico: Yoko Ono – Ceiling Painting…


Yoko Ono – Ceiling Painting (Yes Painting), 1966

From her exhibit at the Indica Gallery in London. John Lennon first met her there on November 9.

“You’re on this ladder – you feel like a fool, you could fall any minute – and you look through it and it just says ‘YES,’ ” he told David Sheff in 1980. “Well, all the so-called avant-garde art at the time, and everything that was supposedly interesting, was all negative; this smash-the-piano-with-a-hammer, break-the-sculpture, boring, negative crap. It was all anti-, anti-, anti-. Anti-art, anti-establishment. And just that ‘YES’ made me stay.“ More here.

Yes: Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, and Steve How…

Yes: Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, and Steve Howe. These pics were included with Fragile, so I’m going to go out on a limb and guess 1971?

thisaintnomuddclub:Rick Wakeman performing wit…


Rick Wakeman performing with The Strawbs at Ealing Town Hall, London, 3rd March 1971. Photo by Michael Putland

While he was still with Strawbs, Rick started session work that in 1971 alone included “Morning Has Broken” for Cat Stevens, “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” for T. Rex, three tracks on Elton John’s Tumbleweed Connection, and for David Bowie: “Changes”, “Life on Mars?”, “Oh! You Pretty Things”, and a track recorded for Hunky Dory but not released until Ziggy Stardust, “It Ain’t Easy”.

In July 1971, David asked Rick to join his band full-time – on the same day that Chris Squire asked him to join Yes. Feeling (correctly, obviously) that Yes offered him more options as both a composer and performer, his very first session with the band in August yielded the beginnings of “Heart of the Sunrise” and “Roundabout”. Not a bad start!

Along the way, he wound up on the cover of Melody Maker twice in 1971 (both as a member of Strawbs and of Yes), and before year’s end, also signed a 5-album deal as a solo performer – all combining to make Rick Wakeman a major contributor to The Sounds of 1971!

Chris Squire, Yes, by Deborah Chesher

Chris Squire, Yes, by Deborah Chesher