Remembering "The Fish" Chris Squire On His Birthday

Born on this day in 1948, Christopher Russell Edward Squire, the English musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the bassist and a founding member of YES, would have turned 74. Chris was the longest-serving original member, having remained in the band until his death in 2015 and appearing on every studio album released from 1969 to 2014. Sadly, we lost Chris on June 27, 2015, after battling leukemia. He was 67.

In Chris' memory, check out a couple of videos showing off Chris' amazing bass solo on the YES song "Roundabout" (above) and "The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)" below. "The Fish" was Chris Squire's nickname. He earned it primarily due to his very long baths he would take, back when several members lived in the same flat and had to share the bathroom. Bill (Bruford) especially was not amused. He also happens to be a Pisces


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