YES inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017
Yes they can! YES will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017. The induction, following two previous nominations, will occur one year shy of the legendary progressive rock band’s 50th anniversary.
“What an honour this is for us and all involved with the history of this band,” shares guitarist Steve Howe. “We thank all the Yes fans who have been so passionate over the decades and helped us to keep the flag flying. It is the fans who have constantly demanded our inclusion. They have been heard.”
“We look forward to accepting this esteemed award next spring in honour of our fallen brother, Chris Squire, who would have been delighted to see his musical vision finally receive such recognition,” adds drummer Alan White. “We thank everyone who voted for Yes. We’ll see you soon, Cleveland!”
The members of YES who will officially be inducted into the Rock Hall are the “Union” tour line-up: current members White and Howe, the band’s late bassist and founding member Chris Squire, and former members Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Kaye (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Trevor Rabin (guitar).
In addition to Steve Howe and Alan White, YES’ current line-up includes Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015).
YES continues to thrill audiences playing to sold-out venues. albums that simply iconic and the band they listen to again and again. Founded in 1968 the music has evolved, influencing and inspiring tracks including Roundabout, I’ve Seen All Good People and Owner of a Lonely Heart the list goes on we all have our personal favourites.
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Multi-platinum, double-platinum Yes Albums are special including Fragile, Tales from Topographic Oceans and 90125. Listen on Soundcloud HERE.