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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote horza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 12:28
Another member of the Prog family passes away.

R.I.P. Peter Banks 15 July 1947 – 8 March 2013
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Earendil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 12:44
Sad news.  Part of him will live on forever in the music he created. Rest in peace, Peter Banks.
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Very sad news. It would've been interesting to hear what Yes had've sounded like with him instead of Howe. A very talented guitarist.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 13:19
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:





Noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Cry  I'm gonna start listening to YES and TIME AND A WORD NOW!!. It was him who played on Astral Traveller What the hell is going on with Prog Musicians passing away UnhappyOn a lighter and happier note:Anyone remember Survival Big smile "all that dies, dies for a reason to put it's strength into the season" Wink




thx for these words

RIP mister Banks. Really love Time and a word. Excellent combination of sounds between Peter and Chris.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 13:20
Sad. RIP

To think, I never got the first 2 Yes albums. I'm going to have to get them now. Isn't he on any later Yes albums?
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Wow.  Two days after Alvin Lee.  R.I.P. Mr. Banks.
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Sad. RIP

To think, I never got the first 2 Yes albums. I'm going to have to get them now. Isn't he on any later Yes albums?
Nope, only those two, unless you count the Yesterdays compilation.  He did solo album and was in the bands Flash and Empire.  He can also be heard on The Original Syn, which is a band that pre-dates Yes.
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Billy Sherwood posted this to his Facebook page:

Rest In Peace..... Peter Banks. Peter very recently played on the new "prog collective 2" project I'm writing/producing, as well as the "days between stations" record I worked on. As a Yes fan... this is sad news indeed. It was an honor to work with Peter on many productions. He will be missed !!!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 14:08
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:


Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Sad. RIP To think, I never got the first 2 Yes albums. I'm going to have to get them now. Isn't he on any later Yes albums?


Nope, only those two, unless you count the Yesterdays compilation.  He did solo album and was in the bands Flash and Empire.  He can also be heard on The Original Syn, which is a band that pre-dates Yes.


The first Flash album is very nice, and Tony Kaye also plays on that one. I found it at least as good as the first two Yes albums.
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Hi,
 
With care ... rest well.
 
 
Sherri ... smile please ... friends like you are too good to be true and you've done a lot as well!


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Is there any word on what killed him so young?

Love that first album and will be playing it soon.
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^ Wiki and USAToday say heart failure.

I forgot to say: condolences to family and friends.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - March 12 2013 at 15:53
"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
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R.I.P Peter Banks
Music - The Sound Librarian
...As I venture through the slipstream, between the viaducts in your dreams...
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Another one is gone. In the last months Jon Lord, Kevin Ayers....
Howe started with YES trying to sound similar to Banks. Without him Howe would have been a different guitarist and YES would have been a different band.

RIP
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Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Is there any word on what killed him so young?


George Mizer, his very longtime friend and manager, posted this to his Facebook page:

 Here is the latest news I received from police in London and the coroner : Cause of death is coronary heart disease, registered on the 7th march. No suspicious circumstances.
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Only 65!  Damn, what a loss, I kept waiting for Peter to gain some ground and record at least one more amazing record. 

The Billy Sherwood material will probably have some great Banks work on it.  



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Now that he has shed his mortal coil, he can travel astrally with greater ease.  Travel long and far my brother, you will be missed.

The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"
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British axeman Peter Banks,who played on the first two Yes albums, passed away from heart failure last week. He was 65. Banks was a member of the 1960s band The Syn which also included bassist Chris Squire.
When the band broke up in 1967 Squire and Banks went on to join psychedelic band Mabel Greer's Toyshop. After meeting Jon Anderson in a pub in 1968, Squire invited the singer to join MGT. When drummer Bill Bruford joined the group, a new band eventually emerged – Yes – with a lineup consisting of Anderson,Squire, Banks,Bruford and keyboardist Tony Kaye.
But Banks wasn't destined to be a long-time Yes man. Having played on 1969's Yes and 1970's Time And A Word, Banks left after the second album and was replaced by Steve Howe.
Shortly after leaving Yes, Banks founded the prog-rock band Flash, which released three albums. The guitarist also started a band called Empire.

Banks' body was found after the guitarist failed "to show up for a recording session," according to Rolling Stone.
Former Genesis guitarist, collaborator and friend Steve Hackett tweeted, "I'm sorry to hear of Peter Banks' passing … a great pal and a great guitarist." --Jay Smith.

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Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:





Noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Cry  I'm gonna start listening to YES and TIME AND A WORD NOW!!. It was him who played on Astral Traveller What the hell is going on with Prog Musicians passing away UnhappyOn a lighter and happier note:Anyone remember Survival Big smile "all that dies, dies for a reason to put it's strength into the season" Wink




thx for these words

RIP mister Banks. Really love Time and a word. Excellent combination of sounds between Peter and Chris.


It only makes the song "Survival" even more special Wink
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
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This is some of his last recording, the song "Endless Journey" by the band "Ant Bee!"  It's a fascinating read, please enjoy!  Peter, you truly are an Astral Traveller now, man! 

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