Chris Squire

British bass guitarist and songwriter

Christopher Russell Edward "Chris" Squire (4 March 1948 – 27 June 2015) was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He was best known as the bassist and founding member of the progressive rock band Yes. He was the only member to appear on each of their 21 studio albums, released from 1969 to 2014.

Chris Squire
Chris Squire Beacon Theatre 2013-04-09.jpg
Squire performing with Yes in New York in April 2013
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Russell Edward Squire
Born(1948-03-04)4 March 1948
Kingsbury, Middlesex, England
Died27 June 2015(2015-06-27) (aged 67)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
GenresProgressive rock, symphonic rock, pop rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, bass
Years active1965–2015
LabelsAtlantic, Wounded Bird, Sanctuary, Lime, Stone Ghost
Associated actsThe Selfs, The Syn, Mabel Greer's Toyshop, Yes, XYZ, Conspiracy, Squackett

In May 2015, Squire announced a hiatus from Yes after he was diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia. Squire died on 27 June at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, aged 67.[1]


  1. "Chris Squire R.I.P." UDiscovermusic. 28 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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