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Peter Banks, guitarist from British band Yes, dies at 65
Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:01pm EDT | Tom Brown

Posted on 03/14/2013 2:56:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Peter Banks, a founding member of the British progressive rock band Yes and its original guitarist, has died at his home in London. He was 65.

A statement on Banks’ website said he died on March 7 and was found in his home after he failed to show up for a recording session. …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: guitar; music; obituary; peterbanks; rip; yes

1 posted on 03/14/2013 2:56:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Starship Trooper

R.I.P.

2 posted on 03/14/2013 3:48:34 AM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert; Freedom Rocks...

That was Steve Howe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep5_HL9A_PA


3 posted on 03/14/2013 3:54:40 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy

Steve Howe is one amazing musician.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 3:57:50 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Olog-hai
Former Iron Maiden Drummer Clive Burr Dies at 56
5 posted on 03/14/2013 4:22:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Updated [http://tinyurl.com/d2opv9v] [http://tinyurl.com/ccqyjmb])
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To: Olog-hai

RIP.


6 posted on 03/14/2013 4:31:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai
This is sad to hear, he was so talented. For anyone who loves the band "Yes" should get this DVD, http://www.amazon.com/Trevor-Horn-Friends-Slaves-Rhythm/dp/B001TIQUM4

There are some great links on YouTube. I bought the DVD and it was worth every penny.

7 posted on 03/14/2013 4:32:14 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 9 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: Olog-hai

Take a straight and stronger course to the corner of your life.

Make the white queen run so fast she hasn’t got time to make you a wife.


8 posted on 03/14/2013 4:54:24 AM PDT by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: Olog-hai

Life is Fragile.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 5:25:14 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: AppyPappy

Nice Rickenbacker guitar.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 6:05:16 AM PDT by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
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To: Olog-hai

“Soon” by Yes (live in 2002).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WybjHMUTFhM


11 posted on 03/14/2013 6:17:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Olog-hai

He was their guitarist before they broke it big with ‘The Yes Album’. In a way he was Yes’ Pete Best.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 6:21:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Rockers live the hard life. Sex, drugs, and booze. The human body needs proper care and rest, even in your 20s.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 6:48:44 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Olog-hai

YES is one of my favorite bands. Relayer is awesome.


14 posted on 03/14/2013 8:04:50 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Olog-hai

Rest in peace Peter Banks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tdu4uKSZ3M
Yes - Roundabout


15 posted on 03/14/2013 10:43:20 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Here is some Yes video that actually does have Peter in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm2xkDfm_C4


16 posted on 03/14/2013 10:48:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Thanks. Those guys were incredible.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 10:52:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Man, now that is sad. He had bad MS for a long time too. I liked his drumming style better than Nicko’s.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 10:54:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Liberty Valance

Pete left right after “Time and a Word’ came out, ironically they put the picture with Steve Howe on it, even though he didn’t play on the record.


19 posted on 03/14/2013 10:55:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

***UPDATE***

— March 14, 2013 at 12:01 am
A week after his death, body of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks reportedly still unclaimed...
http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/03/14/a-week-after-his-death-body-of-original-yes-guitarist-peter-banks-reportedly-still-unclaimed/


20 posted on 03/14/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Olog-hai

R.I.P.


21 posted on 03/14/2013 2:12:17 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Olog-hai
Who's On First?--a comedy routine focusing on the Who, the Guess Who, and Yes.
22 posted on 03/14/2013 7:26:52 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Olog-hai

Starting at 4:35 in this video is some of the best rock and roll ever recorded.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUCXJgV7HsA


23 posted on 03/14/2013 7:39:12 PM PDT by djf (I don't want to be safe. I want to be FREE!)
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To: dfwgator

I know it’s been days since this was initially posted, but I didn’t have time to respond initially and feel compelled to write something out of respect for Peter’s contributions.

I have great respect and admiration for Peter Bank’s’ talent and contributions. Steve Howe is one of my favorite guitarists, and I therefore never paid that much attention to the work that Peter did before Steve joined Yes - until a few years ago. I was curious, and went back to listen to Peter’s stuff. He was great, and had a very unique style in his own right. If not for his contributions, the ongoing saga of Yes might not have happened. He got poorly treated in many ways, and deserves respect for what he accomplished.


24 posted on 03/15/2013 12:15:46 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Liberty Valance

I guess he died poor.


25 posted on 03/15/2013 12:18:04 PM PDT by angcat
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To: Liberty Valance

How sad.


26 posted on 03/15/2013 12:20:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: CrazyIvan
Life is Fragile.

In a Roundabout way, yes. I mean, Yes.

27 posted on 03/15/2013 12:21:06 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: angcat

That’s tragic, and it really upsets me that his ex band mates aren’t jumping in to help.


28 posted on 03/15/2013 12:24:26 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

They probably don’t care.

It’s very sad.


29 posted on 03/15/2013 12:26:19 PM PDT by angcat
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Awesomely amazing incredible! (Did I say nothing right?)

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(Damn Sgt Pepper and the pretentious art rock he spawned!)
30 posted on 03/15/2013 12:29:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Reminds me a lot of the case of Anthony Phillips of Genesis. Tresspass, his last album, before Steve Hackett took his place, is still one of my favorites. And it seems that Hackett in many ways just simply adopted Ant’s style.


31 posted on 03/15/2013 12:36:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!
(Damn Sgt Pepper and the pretentious art rock he spawned!)

If you think that it's pretentious, you've been taken for a ride.

32 posted on 03/15/2013 12:38:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Great example. Life is like that. There are many, many people who never get the credit they deserve. I guess the take home message is that you have to know in your heart what you’ve contributed, and not live and die on what others recognize. There will always be, however, people like you who know the real score and see the greatness in those who might not have been properly recognized.


33 posted on 03/15/2013 12:41:48 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: dfwgator

The question has been resolved: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006032901599


34 posted on 03/15/2013 1:00:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: zeugma

I am probably in the minority that thinks “Drama” was one of their best albums, even with that Buggles guy. Tempus Fugit is one of my all-time favorites. Squire just kills it on the bass.


35 posted on 03/15/2013 1:02:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

They never heard of ELO, I see. ;)

Actually been playing a lot of ELO recently, especially Eldorado. I miss pretentiousness.


36 posted on 03/15/2013 1:07:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I played in a band that opened for ELO once. Jeff Lynne wasn’t there. They were still a lot better than we were, hahaha.


37 posted on 03/15/2013 1:11:50 PM PDT by ez (Laws only apply to little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Actually, I’d have to go with Dennis Leary on pretentiousness....

”Like R.E.M. “Shiny Happy People” “Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! Pull that bus over to the side of the pretentiousness turnpike, alright!? I want everybody off the bus. I want the shiny people over here, and the happy people over here, ok! I represent angry gun-toting meat-eating people, alright!” Sit down and shut the .... up Michael!


38 posted on 03/15/2013 1:12:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
So sad to here of Peter Bank's passing.R.I.P. to a great guitarist.

I agree,Drama was a great album.Loved Machine Messiah and I think Chris Squire was the star of the entire album.

Having said that,Close to the Edge and Going for the One would have to be their best.

39 posted on 03/15/2013 1:13:42 PM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: dfwgator
I'm on an Orleans kick. They did a great rendition of Dancing in the Moonlight live. I can't seem to find a CD with all the good songs on it.
40 posted on 03/15/2013 1:14:26 PM PDT by angcat
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To: dfwgator

My top 3 Yes tunes...

Heart Of The Sunrise
Siberian Khatru
Leave It


41 posted on 03/15/2013 1:16:26 PM PDT by ez (Laws only apply to little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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To: ez

Tempus Fugit
Starship Trooper
Awaken
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish


42 posted on 03/15/2013 1:20:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Ah yes, “Love that ELO” (Randy Newman). The pretentious Rock Hall of Fame is very crowded. Perhaps we oughta start a thread and piss off the fans of Pink Floyd, Journey and Boston, to start with.


43 posted on 03/15/2013 1:22:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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