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Time And A Word: The Yes Story by [Popoff, Martin]
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About the Author

Martin Popoff is one of rock’s most prolific writers. This is his 50th book. Previous books have included studies of Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest … you get the picture! As a journalist, he has written for a number of diverse magazines including Record Collector, Goldmine, Guitar World, Metal Hammer and a BBC TV programme on metal. He lives in Toronto

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January 8, 1971: Yes begin an extensive tour of mainland Europe supporting Iron Butterfly. The bands get along great, jamming into the night. Yes is hugely impressed with the American band’s modern and sophisticated PA system and vow to get one of their own, winding up buying Iron Butterfly’s, given that the band was in the process of breaking up. Management and Atlantic’s Phil Carson conspire to finance the equipment, but, in the process, Yes cede some of their publishing monies to their management company.

January 16, 1971: Future Yes vocalist Jon Davison, is born.

Early 1971: Patrick Moraz’s progressive rock band Mainhorse issue their only album, a self-titled, on Polydor.

Early 1971: Osibisa issue their debut self-titled album. An, as yet, undiscovered Roger Dean is the cover artist of choice, Dean also illustrating the band’s follow-up, Woyaya, issued the same year, in his signature style. It is his Osibisa work that Yes had seen, prompting a call to Roger from Steve.

March 5, 1971: “Your Move” is issued as a US single from The Yes Album, backed with “The Clap.” The single reaches #40 on the charts.

Jon Anderson, on learning to play an instrument around this time: “I didn’t really start until I was 27, 28, when I started playing piano and guitar at home. But it was very lame at the start, and then I met Vangelis who was a mentor for me. I used to watch what he played and how he played. Then I got home and tried to be a ‘sort of Vangelis.’ It’s impossible, but I was trying to imitate his work and learn more about technology. And now I have a very beautiful studio; I have some very fine equipment, so I can compose every day, some symphony or some other music. Over the years you grow into your own style.”

March 19, 1971: Yes issue their third record, The Yes Album. The band hang onto their Atlantic deal when Phil Carson convinces Ahmet Ertegun to rescind his notice to drop Yes from the label. The album would reach #40 in the US and #4 in the UK, a lofty position that Chris attributes to a British postal strike ― sales results to be tabulated were limited to the Virgin store in London, where the band’s fan base was strongest.

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  • Publisher: Soundcheck Books (February 20, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 20, 2016
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