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    Posted: March 11 2013 at 23:58
I'm very saddened to learn that one of my favorite guitarists, Peter Banks, apparently passed away on 10 March, 2013.  

This was reported on Facebook via Notes From The Edge:

RIP Peter Banks, who apparently passed away yesterday. This is what others have seen and am trying to get more details, and will add links when I get them. Am very saddened to hear this news.

Guitar Legend Peter Banks Passes – July 15, 1947 – March 8, 2013
London, UK - Best known for his innovative and unique guitar work with YES and Flash, as well as his own critically acclaimed solo albums, guitar legend Peter Banks passed away at his home in London on March 10, 2013.
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Damn!  I have one personal note from Peter and a couple of emails....condolences to his family and friends.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote DamoXt7942 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 00:08
Very sad news ... RIP. Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Quote valravennz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 00:20
Cry Very sad to hear this news. Condolences to his family..R.I.P.

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We're lost Kevin Ayers, Alvin Lee and now Peter Banks all in the space of a month.Unhappy
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Yet another sad blow to come home to - guess it's Time and a Word this eve...........R.I.P. Peter.

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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 Unhappy

On 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

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Ignorance is strength.”
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Terrible news, those Yes albums had their charm. RIP
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 01:24
Originally posted by Adams Bolero

We're lost Kevin Ayers, Alvin Lee and now Peter Banks all in the space of a month.Unhappy
Yeah, that blows @#$%. All during the same season. ... Why, god, why?!

Anyway, he may not be as much of a hotshot as Mr. Fripp, but ... the man was about concise rock-n'-roll using simpler means. Sometimes it's great to jam in his solo spots. I've noticed that there's been a lot Peter in my playing.





RIP, man. ... Jesus.


Edited by Dayvenkirq - March 12 2013 at 01:24
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Adams Bolero

We're lost Kevin Ayers, Alvin Lee and now Peter Banks all in the space of a month.Unhappy
Yeah, that blows @#$%. All during the same season. ... Why, god, why?!

Anyway, he may not be as much of a hotshot as Mr. Fripp, but ... the man was about concise rock-n'-roll using simpler means. Sometimes it's great to jam in his solo spots. I've noticed that there's been a lot Peter in my playing.





RIP, man. ... Jesus.


Angry  geesh!. Lose that arrogance Kingtucky Fripp Chimson. Nevermind, you Kingtucky Fripp Chimsons will never learn!


Edited by ProgMetaller2112 - March 12 2013 at 01:31
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Major bummer.  I wonder how many people know ... he coined Yes' name.
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Oh dear. RIP.


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Originally posted by kplloyd

Major bummer.  I wonder how many people know ... he coined Yes' name.


Really? Wow.

A shame he left Yes so soon. Some of his playing sounds a bit like Steve Howe; for example, the classical bit in the bridge of "Astral Traveler". I wonder how he would have developed if he had gotten a bit more to breathe during the Time And A Word sessions.

Oh well. There's still the stuff he did with Flash and The Two Sides Of Peter Banks for me to look in to.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 02:44
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RIP Peter Unhappy
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 04:08
I was just posting his video with Yes the other day, and thinking how it was cool! Sad news!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 05:18
This is absolutely terrible news. A  great talent. A much under appreciated guitarist.Cry
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RIP Peter Cry


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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2013 at 07:14
Oh wow.  Terrible news.  I loved his work on TAAW and with Flash.  RIP Peter.  Unhappy
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More sad news, they seem to be coming thick and fast lately.
 
Will play "Survival" as a tribute tonight.
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The word "underappreciated" almost seems to have been invented to apply to people like Peter.  A fine guitarist, and a sad loss for the music world.
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