Produced by Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius
While we wait for Yes to begin their tour in Japan in September and following the end of Jon Anderson’s Close To The Edge tour, it’s comparatively quiet in Yes world at the moment. That certainly doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to talk about, of course. So this week Mark and I have been thinking about why Yes wanted the late and already desperately missed Alan White.
We have discovered or perhaps rediscovered some aspects of Alan’s early career which made him the perfect fit for Yes following the departure of Bill Bruford, very shortly before the beginning of the original Close To The Edge tour. It was an excellent discussion reminding us just how multi-faceted Alan’s abilities were so do keep listening for that.
- What about Alan White attracted Yes?
- What did Alan spend his teenage years doing?
- What recordings can we hear pre-Yes Alan playing on?
Take a listen to the episode and then let us know what you think below!
Peter D’Amore, featuring Billy Sherwood:
John Michels mentioned this video:
…and here are his photos:
Griffin featuring Alan White:
- Ken Fuller
- Jeffrey Crecelius and
- Wayne Hall
|Mark James Lang|
|Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs|
|Guy R DeRome|
|Hogne Bø Pettersen|
|Declan Logue||Steve Scott|
|Alan Begg||Terence Sadler|
Robert and David
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The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org