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70s UK progressive rock, in memory of the passing of Yes bassist Chris Squire

70s UK progressive rock, in memory of the passing of Yes bassist Chris Squire

Playing tracks by

Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Jethro Tull, Family, The Moody Blues and more.

Whether you think 70s Brit progressive rock should be hailed as the new classical music or was just pretentious uni boys twaddle, it was nevertheless a power house that moved 60s hippie rock into more extrovert and experimental sounds, while still driving the rhythms and banging the rocks.

It influenced later music genres and many artists (for example, just listen to the growling bass on Motown's 'Love Machine' by The Miracles, and compare it to Chris Squire's lick on Roundabout, and tell me that was just coincidence), while the names of individual band members are as famous as the bands themselves, Chris Squire and Jon Anderson (Yes), Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel (Genesis), Robert Plant and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Brian May and Freddie Mercury (Queen); to name just a few!

So, in memory of Chris Squire's passing this week, Wild Wednesday presents an extended set ignoring the record label limits of time and track numbers, just as they did back then.

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