As June comes to a close, I’m thinking back on how fast this month has flown by.
The month also ends with the loss of one of progressive rock’s premiere bassists.
I was very saddened to hear about his passing.
My very first exposure to Chris Squire was with YES’s Roundabout. But what made me a lifelong fan was when I tuned to KGB on the radio and listened to YES playing Close to the Edge “live” on the King Biscuit Flower Hour.
I was in junior high at the time. Will never, ever forget that. I quickly recorded the concert onto my cassette tape recorder, and played it over and over until the tape was worn out.
I was later ecstatic to find that the same King Biscuit Flower Hour concert was available on YouTube! It took me back to my junior high days again.
Here’s the concert recording on YouTube.
Rest in Peace, Chris Squire.