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jzstephan
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Post Number: 295
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 8:46 am:   Edit Post

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/125601/In-Memoriam-Yes-Bassist-Chris-Squire
jcdlc72
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Post Number: 431
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:05 am:   Edit Post

It was very very recently that I knew about his illness, but certainly I wasn't expecting this to happen so soon. Well, it is always "so soon" when it is about someone you love and admire. This is a sad, sad loss...
jimmyj
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Post Number: 576
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:27 am:   Edit Post

Big loss. Such an inspirational and innovative player - the notes he chose and the sound he made. We are lucky to live in a time where all that recorded music is still available for us enjoy and for others to yet discover.
sonicus
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Post Number: 4301
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:38 am:   Edit Post

This is indeed very SAD ! He was one of the "Cats " that I choose to make a difference in my perception of what the Bass Guitar can do . Like Jaco, and like Jack Bruce, one of the "Cats" .
Chris , your contributions and music will eternalize your essence for ever . Thanks !

Wolf
hieronymous
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Post Number: 1532
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

Knew of his illness but didn't realize it was so serious - shocked and saddened - he was such a huge influence on me - just saw him last Fall with Yes, glad my wife and I got to go.
davehouck
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

It is impossible to measure just how influential the music of Yes has been in my life. I am very grateful for Chris Squire and the contributions he has made to our music and to my own journey. Thank you Chris.
davehouck
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Post Number: 11817
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

This is delightful; Chris talking about the famous night when they opened for Hendrix at the Marquis Club.
essenceman
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Post Number: 74
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post

Three great bass players gone in less than a year. Jack Bruce last October, Andy Fraser in March and now 'Fish'. All three very different, all three wonderful bass players and all three sadly missed.
edwardofhuncote
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Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post

I just posted on another forum earlier today when I first read the news... it's sad when these guys leave here, but deeply comforting to know that their music lives on in us, especially those of us that play it.
sonicus
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Post Number: 4302
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 3:13 pm:   Edit Post

Gregory , so true !

It is up to us to carry on their chops and technique. In addition show and present their music to younger and beginning players .
wishbass
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Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 3:23 pm:   Edit Post

Saddened, a big influence on my playing and attitude about music...
jcdlc72
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Post Number: 432
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 4:58 pm:   Edit Post

It was very very recently that I knew about his illness, but certainly I wasn't expecting this to happen so soon. Well, it is always "so soon" when it is about someone you love and admire. This is a sad, sad loss...
eastcoastepic
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Post Number: 275
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 5:02 pm:   Edit Post

Everyone has a top 3, 4 or 5 bassists who were the biggest influences in their playing style; Squire was one of my top 5, as I developed my chops in the late 1970s.
A truly sad day, Godspeed my friend.......
smokin_dave
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Post Number: 418
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 6:41 pm:   Edit Post

See you on the other side Fish.RIP.

Nothing I can say that already hasn't been said.

A monster bass player and true legend.

Now I must listen to Going For The One.
tncaveman
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Post Number: 296
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:27 pm:   Edit Post

My favorite bassist and person that inspired me to play bass. My purchase of a Rick 4001 in 81 at the ripe age of 17. RIP Chris

Stephen
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3681
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:06 am:   Edit Post

Hi was very shocked to hear of Chris' passing yesterday, despite having posted of his illness a month ago. I guess we hadn't been informed just how ill he was and I was looking forward to next year's tour in the hope that Chris would be performing as he has at every Yes gig there's been. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. There's a touching tribute from Brian May on his blog

Graeme
terryc
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Post Number: 2385
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:23 am:   Edit Post

Sad loss indeed, 'Close To The Edge' still is my favourite prog rock album.
RIP Mr Squire
pauldo
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Post Number: 1523
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

Dang!
I got goose bumps when I saw this thread . . . And then tears in my eyes when reading the news.

Huge influence.

Schindleria Praemeturus
May the waters guide you home.

(Message edited by Pauldo on June 29, 2015)
rjmsteel
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Post Number: 245
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 1:01 pm:   Edit Post

Just read this!!!
My son and I were just listening to Fragile yesterday.
mica
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Post Number: 8559
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3:07 pm:   Edit Post

Crushing news. Truly one of the greats, and gone far too soon.
peoplechipper
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Post Number: 609
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 9:03 pm:   Edit Post

Bummer...I really haven't listened to Yes in years but some songs pop into my head on occasion and they always have a killer Chris Squire bass line in them...
funkyjazzjunky
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Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:35 pm:   Edit Post

I still remember hearing "Roundabout" for the first time and trying to learn the bass-lines

VMG
5a_quilt_top
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Post Number: 563
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post

I remember hearing "Roundabout" many times on the radio and not realizing that the bass was making "that" sound until I saw a live performance on TV...made me realize that there could be so much more to a bass part beyond "thud, thud, thud".

A true innovator and an inspiration to us all to think differently.
hifiguy
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Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 448
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

Very sad. He and Jack Bruce were my first bass heroes. They were the players who convinced me I wasn't "settling" for anything by taking up the bass guitar. When I was a teenage bass player I played a Ric with Rotos because Chris did. Used cabs with 12" speakers because Chris did. Even used the same Herco picks. I was proud of myself to an unseemly degree when I was able to play "Close To The Edge," "Siberian Khatru" and "Roundabout" correctly and from memory. He was an idol, an inspiration, a music teacher and a Bass Hero to me.

RIP, sir.
bigredbass
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Post Number: 2401
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2015 - 1:27 am:   Edit Post

Great musicians reach across many genres and influence people you just would not think would be listening.

Like most of us in the 70's, FRAGILE and the first single 'RoundAbout' made big impressions. I was working in a music store, and a local black bassist who was already a slap/pop master was a regular customer, he could Bootsy and Stanley and Larry Graham and Louis Johnson you to death, just fabulous at it and fingerstyle ala' Jamerson as well. One of my favorite guys and players, he just had 'it' for days.

He came in one day, and 'RoundAbout' was playing on the FM radio feed we kept playing as background music. So he picks up an axe and plugs in, and begins playing it, letter-perfect, in slap, and it was just hair-curling. Not funked up, but Squire's lines precisely. He went on to rave about Squire, pointed out the cooler little bits that told me he'd really woodshedded this. And his slap tone was obviously not unlike Squire's tone on the recording. What a blast !

I later begged him to teach me to slap 'The Wanton Song', but we never got 'round to it.

So when it comes to great players, you just never know WHO's digging on it.

Joey
811952
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Post Number: 2366
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 3:53 pm:   Edit Post

It's been a month, and I still tear-up when I think about it.

Lift Me Up has Chris playing Trevor Rabin's Alembic.

I can't believe he's gone.

John

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