What Did They Do Next Part 17a – Billy Sherwood – 454

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

Billy Sherwood
Billy Sherwood – Photo by William Mulryne

This week, Mark and I start off the next instalment of the perennially popular What Did They Do Next series with a certain Billy Sherwood’s activities post Yes. Can you guess what album we will be talking about? Stay tuned to find out if you’re right.

  • What did Billy do after ‘leaving’ the band following the Talk Tour?
  • How does he manage to fit so much in?
  • Would Yes exist today if it wasn’t for Billy?

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Theme music

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 the following two creative commons sources: thanvannispen and

2 replies on “What Did They Do Next Part 17a – Billy Sherwood – 454”

I think Yes would exist in some shape and form but this is a great shout out to Billy who is a great fit for Yes. Multi talented who gets Yes’ history and was is a fan still.

I actually bought Euphoria on CD in the late 90s and loved if, played it so often! I actually already knew Say Goodbye as it was on a Union bootleg.

Only thing that bothered me at the time was the side chaining Billy did on the kick drum. Remember this was halfway 90s and my ears weren’t used to such mixing techniques. Nowadays everyone uses side chaining including myself so I should go back and relisten to it to see if I still notice it.

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