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Chris Squire

Biography

Bassist and background singer who co-founded the 1970s rock and roll group Yes, the group known for “Owner of the Unhappy Heart.” He was suspended from college and given cash to lower his long locks, but instead select not to go back to that college. He was the just person in Yes to seem on each and every recording that they released. He wedded Nikki Squire in 1972 and, after their divorce in 1987, he wedded Melissa Morgan on, may 8, 1993. Then wedded Scotland Squire in 2003. He previously three daughters, Chandrika, Camille and Xilan, and a boy, Cameron. He was a prominent person in Yes with Rick Wakeman.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chris Squire
Date Of Birth March 4, 1948
Died June 27, 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.93 m
Profession Bassist
Nationality English
Spouse Scotland Squire, Melissa Morgan, Nikki Squire
Children Chandrika Squire, Cameron Squire, Xilan Squire, Camille Squire
Parents Peter Squire, Joanne Squire
Music Groups Yes, The Syn, XYZ, Conspiracy, Cinema
Movies Keys to Ascension, 9012Live, Yessongs, Yes: Symphonic Live, Chris Squire: Instructional DVD for Bass, Yes: Live at Montreux 2003, Yes: Close to the Edge, Bolt
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#Fact
1Only member of Yes to appear on every album released under the Yes name.
2His first wife, singer Nikki, formed her own band, Esquire, in the 1980s. Chris helped them with their self-title debut album, which was recorded at their home (New Pipers, Surrey). She also sang on Chris' 1975 solo album, 'Fish Out of Water' (also recorded at New Pipers).
3Recorded a choral Christmas album in 2007, titled 'Chris Squire's Swiss Choir'.
4Moved back to England temporarily in 2005, and lived in a flat in Chelsea, London with third wife, Scotland. Then moved back to the States in September 2008.
5Had two daughters from his first marriage to Nikki (Chandrika and Camille, born in the 1970s), a step daughter (Carmen Squire) from Nikki's previous marriage, a son with Melissa (Cameron, born in early 2000) and a daughter with Scotland (Xilan, born in December 2008).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Interestings2016TV Movie writer: "I've Seen All Good People" - uncredited
Beer and Board Games2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Youth2015/Iwriter: "Onward"
Meadowland2015writer: "I've Seen All Good People: A. Your Move, B. All Good People"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Apollo 182011writer: "And You And I"
Huckabee2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grumpy Old Picture Show2008Video writer: "Starship Trooper"
The Simpsons2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Midnight Heat2007writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
SingStar Amped2007Video Game writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
The Other Side of Rick Wakeman2007Video documentary writer: "And You And I"
Classic Artists: Yes2007Video documentary writer: "Sweetness", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Starship Trooper", "I've Seen All Good People", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "The Gates Of Delerium", "Release, Release", "Tempus Fugit", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Leave It", "Rhythm of Love", "The More We Live - Let Go", "The Calling", "Mind Drive", "Open Your Eyes", "Magnification"
Yes: Live at Montreux 20032007Video arranger: "The Fish" / writer: "Magnification", "Don't Kill The Whale", "In The Presence Of", "South Side Of The Sky", "And You And I", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "The Fish", "I've Seen All Good People"
Rick Wakeman: Made in Cuba2006Video documentary writer: "Starship Trooper"
Conspiracy: Live2006Video writer: "Conspiracy", "Days Of Wonder", "Red Light Ahead", "New World", "The More We Live - Let Go", "Hold Out Your Hand/ You By My Side", "Confess", "Universal Garden"
The Break-Up2006writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Breakfast with the Arts2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Songs from Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert2005Video documentary arranger: "Roundabout Chicago Blues Shuffle" / performer: "Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2", "Mind Drive Part 3" / writer: "Your Move/ All Good People", "Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2", "South Side Of The Sky", "Mind Drive Part 3", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart Acoustic", "Rhythm Of Love", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "Starship Trooper"
Jon Anderson: Tour of the Universe2005Video writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace"
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes Acoustic2004arranger: "Dream River Excerpt/ Roundabout Chicago Blues Shuffle" / writer: "South Side Of The Sky/ Piano Solo", "Your Move/ All Good People"
Yesspeak2003Documentary arranger: "The Fish" / performer: "Yours Is No Disgrace" / writer: "Magnification", "Don't Kill The Whale", "In The Presence Of", "South Side Of The Sky", "And You And I", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "The Fish", "All Good People", "Yours Is No Disgrace"
Cold Case2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes: Symphonic Live2002Video documentary writer: "Close To The Edge", "Don't Go", "In The Presence Of", "The Gates Of Delerium", "Starship Trooper", "Magnification", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "I've Seen All Good People"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Spun2002"Magnification"
Dreamtime2002Video short writer: "And You And I", "Can You Imagine?"
Rick Wakeman: Live in Buenos Aires2001Video writer: "Starship Trooper"
Top Ten2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Yes: Keys to Ascension2001Video writer: "Close To The Edge", "I've Seen All Good People", "And You And I", "The Revealing Science Of God Dance Of The Dawn", "Onward", "Starship Trooper"
House of Yes: Live from House of Blues2000Video documentary performer: "Cinema" - as Squire / writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Homeworld The Ladder", "Perpetual Change", "Lightning Strikes", "The Messenger", "And You And I", "It Will Be A Good Day", "Face To Face", "All Good People", "Cinema", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Dick1999writer: "I've Seen All Good People"
That '70s Show1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Family Trees1998TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hard Rock Live1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Buffalo '661998writer: "Heart of the Sunrise", "Sweetness"
Beavis and Butt-Head1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening of Yes Music Plus1994Video writer: "Time And A Word/ Owner Of A Lonely Heart/ Teakbois", "And You And I", "I've Seen All Good People", "Close To The Edge", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Starship Trooper"
Mystery Science Theater 30001993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live1991Video arranger: "Whitefish", "Amazing Grace" / writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Rhythm Of Love", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Make It Easy/ Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "I've Seen All Good People"
Yes: Greatest Video Hits1991Video writer: "Don't Kill The Whale", "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens", "Hold On", "Leave It", "It Can Happen", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Rhythm Of Love", "I've Seen All Good People"
YesYears1991Video performer: "The Fish" / writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "I've Seen All Good People", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "And You And I", "Ritual Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "Hold Out Your Hand", "Parallels", "On The Silent Wings Of Freedom", "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Hold On", "Leave It", "Rhythm Of Love", "The Fish"
In the Big Dream1989Video short writer: "Heart Of The Sunrise" Live
The Freddy Krueger Special1988TV Movie writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Access All Areas1985Video short writer: "It Can Happen", "Leave It Hello, Goodbye Mix", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Yes: 9012 Live1985Video documentary writer: "Cinema", "Leave It", "Hold On", "I've Seen All Good People", "Make It Easy Intro", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "It Can Happen", "Starship Trooper"
Knight Rider1983-1984TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Automan1984TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes: Live in Philadelphia 19791979Video documentary writer: "Starship Trooper", "I've Seen All Good People"
The Old Grey Whistle Test1975TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Yessongs1975Documentary writer: "Your Move/I've Seen All Good People", "And You and I", "Close to the Edge Excerpts"
Sounding Out: Yes1972TV Short writer: "Perpetual Change", "The Fish", "Heart Of The Sunrise"
Beat-Club1971TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreamtime2002Video short
Bolt1995Video
Curse of the Crystal Eye1991

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreamtime2002Video short producer - as Yes
Yes: 9012 Live1985Video documentary producer - as Yes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yes: 9012 Live1985Video documentary executive director

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Emerson: Pictures of an Exhibitionistpost-productionHimself
Like It Is : Yes at Mesa Arts Centre2015Himself
Like it is - Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome2014VideoHimself
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Yes: In the Present - Live from Lyon2011Video documentaryHimself
Access Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Fox News2011TV SeriesHimself
Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero2011DocumentaryHimself
PIX 11 Morning News2008TV SeriesHimself
Huckabee2008TV SeriesHimself
Classic Artists: Yes2007Video documentaryHimself
Yes: Live at Montreux 20032007VideoHimself
Conspiracy: Live2006VideoHimself
An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story2006DocumentaryHimself
Soundstage2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Bass
Songs from Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert2005Video documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Yes Acoustic2004Himself
Yesspeak2003DocumentaryHimself
Yes: Symphonic Live2002Video documentaryHimself
Dreamtime2002Video shortHimself
Rising Low2002DocumentaryHimself (Yes)
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Yes: Keys to Ascension2001VideoHimself
House of Yes: Live from House of Blues2000Video documentaryHimself - Bass
This Is Your Life1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock Family Trees1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Hard Rock Live1998TV SeriesHimself
Fox After Breakfast1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
Yes: Live - 1975 at Q.P.R.1992VideoHimself
Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live1991VideoHimself - Bass
Yes: Greatest Video Hits1991VideoHimself
YesYears1991VideoHimself
Access All Areas1985Video shortHimself / Austin Morris / Fish
Yes: 9012 Live1985Video documentaryHimself
Rock in Rio1985TV SeriesHimself
Yes: Live in Philadelphia 19791979Video documentaryHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1975TV SeriesHimself
Yessongs1975DocumentaryHimself (Bass)
Sounding Out: Yes1972TV ShortHimself
Beat-Club1969-1971TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1971TV SeriesHimself
Rock of the 70s: Yes1970TV MovieHimself
Not Only... But Also1970TV SeriesHimself
Disco 21970TV SeriesHimself
Baff - Fast eine Sendung1969TV SeriesHimself
Magpie1968TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - In Memoriam
Rock Concert1977TV SeriesHimself (Solo and as Yes)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video, Long FormYes: 9012 Live (1985)· Jon Anderson (artist)
· Tony Kaye (artist)
· Trevor Rabin (artist)
· Alan White (artist)
· Steven Soderbergh (video director)


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#Quote
1A nightmare is two bassists on stage.


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