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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 07:48
I may bring out "Can I Play You Something".  Used to love that album and it's been awhile since I've heard it.  Will play it tonight in tribute. Will probably give Two Sides a spin as well, that was one of the great instrumental prog albums of the 70's. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 08:07
Damn. Sad news.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 08:17

He not only left Yes too soon, he also left us too soon !!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 08:34
This is sad news.  With all of the members that have passed through the ranks of Yes, is he the first to die?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 08:49
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

This is sad news.  With all of the members that have passed through the ranks of Yes, is he the first to die?

The only one I can think of.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 09:14
Incredible, I can't believe it's true!
So very, very sad Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 09:23
So sad to hear of this.
      And, Chuck, we had just been talking about our music heros, and now this news-may his music live on!
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Great guitarist---like his work with Flash---RIP.
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Please read this interview with Peter, it is very far-reaching and very interesting!  He goes all the way back to his early Yes days, when he shared a flat with Bob Fripp! 


Fascinating fellow, I'm sorry that he never received all the credit he was due.  I highly recommend his most recent solo albums, "Instinct," "Self-Contained" and "Reduction".  I particularly enjoy "Self-Contained," his guitar style approaches that of Steve Vai!  

RIP, Peter, we lost one of the true pioneers when you left us. 
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Rest in peace Peter.

I love your work in FlashHeart
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 10:33
Is a very sad news. Although, the replacement of Peter Banks for Steve Howe had been a "upgrade" to Yes music, nobody can deny the talent of Peter Banks, to confirm this is enough a fast review in their subsequent discography (Emperor, Flash and solo). Rest in peace great musician !!! 
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Sorry, I want say Empire not Emperor !
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Too bad!RIP Peter.Flash was a very good band.
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RIP, think I'll put on The Yes Album later
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^ He wasn't on it.
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Yet Another gone to great Gig the Sky  R.I.P
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 11:41
Another great one leaves us before their time.

http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2013/03/12/20648161-wenn-story.html


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 11:46
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ He wasn't on it.

Oh, yeah, sorry. I confused him with Tony Kayne
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