Chris Squire of Yes is 67 today. As a kiddie bass player, I was completely in awe of this guy. Having seen the band (sans Jon Anderson) perform last year, I can report he can still play stuff nobody else can touch. Here’s one of his classic performances. from Close to the Edge, “Total Mass Retain.” Sorry for the studio version, but couldn’t find a live version where you can really hear the bass.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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