Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius
Unless you have already read my book, Yes The Tormato Story, you may not recognise the name Derek Dearden. However, you have certainly heard the results of his amazing technical wizardry. This is another deep dive episode but it also contains much of interest to any Yes fan. Derek was a delight to speak to when Mark and I interviewed him a few months ago and I’ve been keeping this fascinating interview under wraps so that early readers of the book had a few surprises to discover. If you don’t like spoilers, then consider coming back to this episode at a later date. I won’t be offended.
Quite a bit of this conversation was used in the chapter entitled The Other Drums in my book but even if you have read that, I’m sure you’ll love hearing Derek explaining how it all came about in his own words. To whet your appetite, Derek was employed at Advision as a technician and then went on to found a company very closely associated with Alan White
- What did Derek Dearden create for Alan White?
- How did it all come about?
- What else did Derek invent?
- Joseph Cottrell
- Ken Fuller
- Jeffrey Crecelius and
- Wayne Hall
|Mark James Lang||Paul Tomei|
|Paul Wilson||Martin Kjellberg|
|Bob Martilotta||Lind||Michael O’Connor||William Hayes|
|Lobate Scarp||Miguel Falcão|
|Neal Kaforey||Rachel Hadaway|
|Craig Estenes||Dem||Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs||Paul Hailes|
|Fergus Cubbage||Scott Colombo|
|Fred Barringer||David||Geoff Bailie||Simon Barrow|
|Stephen Lambe||Guy R DeRome||Steve Dill|
|Henrik Antonsson||Steve Perry|
|Hogne Bø Pettersen||Steve Rode|
|Declan Logue||Steve Scott||Todd Dudley||Jim|
|John Parry||Keith Hoisington|
|Alan Begg||Terence Sadler||John Holden||Barry Gorsky|
|Michael Handerhan||Tim Stannard|
|Jon Pickles||John Thomson|
|John Cowan||Tony Handley||Robert||Gary Betts|
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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