Jon Anderson Reveals His Last Message To Chris Squire

Chris Squire

(Prog) Former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson has revealed the last message he sent to Chris Squire before the bassist's death last year. And he's reflected on the impression his late colleague's approach to music continues to make on his own work.

Squire passed away in June 2015, a month after announcing that he'd been diagnosed with cancer. He was 67. Anderson - who split with Yes in 2008 - tells Newsweek: "I emailed him, but he couldn't speak at that time. I said, 'I want to thank you for your life, your music. Without you I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing, and I'm so blessed to have had you in my life.'"

He continues: "As a musical partner he was so opposite to me. We were the yin and yang of the band. Like we would joke, I was Obi-Wan Kenobi and he was Darth Vader.

"The beauty of it was, I would be singing ideas and his bass would reflect my song, my lyric, my everything." Read more here.

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