Yes, whose celebrated 50 years as a band in 2018, are the archetypal 1970s progressive rock group. Playing powerful and adventurous music when it was briefly part of the mainstream, the band thrilled millions with their iconic albums and epic live shows. Records like Fragile and Close to the Edge helped define an era and although the band dissolved at the end of the decade, Yes emerged once again with 90125, a streamlined, modern sound in the 1980s and a US number one hit single in 'Owner of a Lonely Heart'. The band continue to release albums and play live into the new millennium.
About the Author
Stephen Lambe is an author, publisher and record label owner. He is an acknowledged expert on progressive rock, having written the best-selling Citizens of Hope and Glory - the history of Progressive Rock for Amberley in 2011 - and has discussed the subject on BBC Radio 2. He has co-hosted the Summer's End Progressive Rock Festival since 2005, and is a former Chairman of the Classic Rock Society. HIs first concert - of many hundreds - was Yes at Wembley Arena in 1978. He lives in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, UK.