History Of Yes’ Line Up Changes

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Various Formations

From 1968 up to the present, progressive rock titans YES has undergone various lineup changes. In fact, over a dozen musicians became full-time members. And while they have pioneered the prog-rock movement, they also adapted several musical styles. They didn’t even shy away from reworking songs from other artists. They reached the peak of their career in the early ’70s when they churned out musical masterpieces like 1971’s The Yes Album, 1971’s Fragile, and 1972’s Close to the Edge.

They also earned the reputation of being stellar touring acts with their elaborate and dazzling light displays and stage sets. Now here are their lineup changes over the years.

1968 – 1970

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Peter Banks – guitar, backing vocals
Tony Kaye – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Bill Bruford – drums

1970 – 1971

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Tony Kaye – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Bill Bruford – drums

1971 – 1972

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Rick Wakeman – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Bill Bruford – drums

1972 – 1974

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Rick Wakeman – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1974 – 1976

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Patrick Moraz – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1976 – 1980

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Rick Wakeman – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1980 – 1981

Trevor Horn – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Geoff Downes – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1982 – 1983

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Trevor Rabin – guitar, lead & backing vocals, keyboards
Tony Kaye – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1983

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Trevor Rabin – guitar, lead & backing vocals, keyboards
Eddie Jobson – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1983 – 1988

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Trevor Rabin – guitar, lead & backing vocals, keyboards
Tony Kaye – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1988 – 1990

Trevor Rabin – guitar, lead & backing vocals, keyboards
Tony Kaye – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1990 – 1992

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Trevor Rabin – guitar, lead & backing vocals, keyboards
Tony Kaye – keyboards
Rick Wakeman – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Bill Bruford – drums
Alan White – drums

1992 – 1994

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Trevor Rabin – guitar, lead & backing vocals, keyboards
Tony Kaye – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1994 – 1995

Jon Anderson – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1995 – 1996

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Rick Wakeman – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1997 – 1998

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – lead guitar, backing vocals
Billy Sherwood – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

1998 – 2000

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – lead guitar, backing vocals
Billy Sherwood – rhythm guitar
Igor Khoroshev – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

2000

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Igor Khoroshev – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

2000 – 2002

Jon Anderson – lead vocals, keyboards
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums, piano

2002 – 2004

Jon Anderson – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Rick Wakeman – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

2009 – 2011

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

2011 – 2012

Benoît David – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Geoff Downes – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

2012 – 2015

Jon Davison – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Geoff Downes – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

2015 – Present

Jon Davison – lead vocals
Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals
Geoff Downes – keyboards
Billy Sherwood – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums

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