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Jon Anderson Pays Tribute To Peter Banks

Homage paid to fellow founding member of Yes.

"Peter was in good spirits the last couple of times we spoke, even though he had been in bad health of late, but always joking and still ready to create music. I will miss him" said Anderson of his former colleague. 

"It is true, he was the one who said: ‘Yes, we should call the band Yes.’ Bless him... a sweet guy... and a wild guitar player.”

Banks performed on the first two Yes albums, before going on to form Flash and Empire, as well as working on his own solo projects. 

The current line-up of Yes issued the following collective statement: 

"We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of fellow bandmate and founding Yes member, Peter Banks. He was a huge piece of the fabric that made Yes what it is and our thoughts, sincere condolences and prayers are with him and his family. Peter, we shall miss you greatly.”

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