Chris Squire

1948 - 2015

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Christopher Russell Edward Squire (4 March 1948 – 27 June 2015) was an English musician, singer and songwriter best known as the bassist, backing vocalist and a founding member of the progressive rock band Yes. He was the longest-serving original member, having remained in the band until his death and appearing on every studio album released from 1969 to 2014. In 2017, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Yes.Squire was widely regarded as the dominant bassist among the English progressive rock bands, influencing peers and later generations of bassists with his incisive sound and elaborately contoured, melodic bass lines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Squire has received more than 1,749,418 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Chris Squire is the 712th most popular musician (up from 795th in 2019), the 2,144th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,255th in 2019) and the 130th most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, Chris Squire ranks 712 out of 2,675Before him are Salamone Rossi, Lev Oborin, Sally Oldfield, Marcus Miller, Gilbert O'Sullivan, and Rick Davies. After him are Sean Combs, Arvīds Jansons, Neil Peart, Allan Holdsworth, Ron McGovney, and Gary Burton.

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Among people born in 1948, Chris Squire ranks 191Before him are Steve Winwood, Pietro Anastasi, Vladimír Remek, Muse Watson, Pascal Quignard, and Gregor Gysi. After him are Emma Bonino, Dan Halutz, Tony Judt, Eddie Jordan, James Taylor, and Volker Finke. Among people deceased in 2015, Chris Squire ranks 154Before him are Hans Erni, Harald Nielsen, Søren Kam, Sergio Sollima, Egon Bahr, and Valentin Rasputin. After him are Richard Anthony, Robert Manzon, Esther Brand, Jacob Bekenstein, Władysław Bartoszewski, and Walter Burkert.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Chris Squire ranks 2,144 out of 6,924Before him are Maryam d'Abo (1960), John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886), Terence Fisher (1904), Lord William Bentinck (1774), Joseph Lancaster (1778), and John Hughlings Jackson (1835). After him are Alan Cumming (1965), Agnes Baden-Powell (1858), Penelope Wilton (1946), Arthur Holmes (1890), Madge Syers (1881), and George Cruikshank (1792).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Chris Squire ranks 130Before him are Tony Banks (1950), Mark Hollis (1955), Robert Palmer (1949), Carl Palmer (1950), Steve Winwood (1948), and Rick Davies (1944). After him are Allan Holdsworth (1946), James Galway (1939), Bob Klose (1945), Trevor Horn (1949), Peter Hammill (1948), and Gerry Rafferty (1947).