Yes

 

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REST IN PEACE MR. CHRIS SQUIRE

 

March 4, 1948 — June 27, 2015

 

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There has been so many incarnations of this amazing band YES,

 

that for myself I literally need a road map to keep correct which members played on

what albums and tours as to not get the wrong person signing an item of memorabilia.

 

I do not get into nor do I care to converse with any of the “which version or which singer do I like best”.

Since first seeing YES in concert in October of 1980, I have never left a YES concert feeling that I was not blown

away and fully entertained. I enjoy all the members, all the versions and rather spend my time and hard

earned money following the music and having appreciation for all these incredibly talented musicians.

WHO SIGNED WHAT?

Below, you will see the fully autographed classic “FRAGILE” album signed by the 1971 line up.

You will also see memorabilia signed by the “90125/Big Generator/Talk” line up’s of 1983 thru 1994.

You will also see the 2016 – 2018 YES line up of Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman.

You will see the 2018 Steve Howe and Alan White YES line-up with vocals by Jon Davison.

Also included, is the Anderson Bruford Wakeman & Howe version of YES, from 1988 thru 1990.

(………………and I am working on other fully signed and solo versions of memorabilia as well)

 

With the death of Chris Squire, further and completed items are almost impossible to obtain.

Chris is the only member to appear on every single YES album while he was alive.

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Signed Fragile album by the 1971 line-up of the band Yes:

Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Rick Wakeman.

Autographed during the TALK and ABWH tours here in Los Angeles.

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The above Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman solo albums were signed at

The Celebrity Theater in Phoenix on Friday August 31, 2018.

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HOW RARE ARE THESE?

I have yet to ever see these two above YES Tour Books fully signed by the members of that tour

Signed by Chris Squire, Trevor Rabin, Tony Kaye, Jon Anderson and Alan White,
on May 24, 1994 at The Guitar Center in West Hollywood.

 

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The 1994 YES album (CD cover) “TALK”

signed by Chris Squire, Trevor Rabin, Tony Kaye, Jon Anderson and Alan White.

“TALK” promo CD photo signed by Trevor Rabin.

 

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The day that YES got inducted into the Guitar Center Rock Walk

On March 24th, 1994,

I thought to myself , “what can I get them to sign that would be so rare/yet so uniquely appropriate for music?

Signed by Chris Squire, Trevor Rabin, Tony Kaye, Jon Anderson and Alan White are these HARD ROCK CAFE

long out of print and no longer used (and hard to find in what is almost mint condition) Restaurant Menu’s.

Truly, a ONE OF A KIND item of Yes autographed memorabilia!

 

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The above index cards and inner program pages were signed:

at The Guitar Center in Hollywood on May 24, 1994.

 

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The only item of signed memorabilia (thus far displayed) from the

Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howe line-up is the below Tour Book:

 

 

The 1990 Tour of Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howe

ABWH Tour Book signed by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman 

but still very much in need of Bill Bruford to complete.

 

After the below Index Cards, you will see an email correspondence with the Bill Bruford Team. Prior to making any attempt to add Mr. Bruford’s name to the above tour book, I mailed a request of some photos and those Index Cards to see what kind of “response”, if any, that I might receive.  Though his team responded, I do not think they were too pleased with being contacted.

Thus, if anyone knows of a better way of how I can obtain Mr. Bruford’s signature, please email me and lets talk. I suppose I can travel to Surrey and try and obtain his signature in person, as I hear from many fans and collectors that Mr. Bruford is indeed a very, very nice man.  However, such an adventure sure would be an expensive and time consuming task.

 

 

INNER PAGES SIGNED BY RICK WAKEMAN & JON ANDERSON

of the above Tour Book of Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howe

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Dear Mr. Duncan,

A package from you has been retrieved from this firm’s accountant. In it you request Bill Bruford’s signature on several items. You make a lot of assumptions. Why do you imagine he would want to do this? Would it not be considerate to ask first, before you make these assumptions?

Mail charges will be 5 GBP. The service charge to cover collection of the package from the accountant (16 mile round trip),  Bill’s time, my time going to, waiting in line and returning from the post office (ten mile round trip), and the distinct possibility that these images are for resale, will be 45 GBP. I have therefore requested 50 GBP via Paypal. If you don’t have an account, it’s easy to open one. On receipt of the funds at this end, the signed images will be returned.

Please don’t do this again and certainly don’t tell your friends. Bill Bruford Productions Ltd has neither the time nor inclination to be in the international mailing business.

The Webmaster, Bill Bruford Productions.  

https://www.facebook.com/billbruford  http://billbruford.com/

Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for the response.
I made no assumptions as it was just a request and I believe I was respectful upon this request as stated within my letter. I meant no disrespect whatsoever.
I totally can appreciate your time and effort, the cost in mailing back and associated with such a request and do feel it is only appropriate that I compensate such a request.
I have therefore completed the PayPal payments.  I thank you for sending the link.
As far as resale, though I suppose one could assume that, that here is not the case.  That is why I asked for and highly encourage that each item be inscribed, “To Stephen”.
I trust that will eliminate the belief that these very generous items would be for any such resale.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this request.  I am just a fan.  Fan of Mr. Bruford’s music, and a fan of his career. 
Best to you and all that is the Bill Bruford musical family.
Cheers,
Stephen Duncan  🙂
P.O. Box 267
Norco, Ca. 92860 USA

 

Dear Mr. Duncan,

Funds received with thanks. The items have been signed and are in the Royal Mail standard international mail, untracked. You should allow 15 working days for delivery, but we cannot be held responsible in the unlikely event, for any reason, of non-delivery. As discussed, this was a one-time only offer.

The Webmaster, Bill Bruford Productions.

https://www.facebook.com/billbruford   http://billbruford.com/

 

The above is an email exchange between the camp of Bill Bruford Productions and myself during the last couple weeks of September 2018. In my letter addressed to Mr. Bruford due to his retirement from touring and the unlikely event that he will be in Los Angeles any time soon, requesting several signed photos and index cards.

My items were eventually mailed back with the above understanding and conditions.  I thank Bill Bruford and his production team for obliging my request.

 

 

(the remaining 4 signed photos by Mr. Bruford are not yet posted.
They wait for signatures from Steve Howe, Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman on them).

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It was simply an amazing two nights of incredible music.

Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett/Genesis, and Yes, are by far are my favorite of all progressive bands.

 

Me with Jon Anderson and Rick Wakemen

currently of the band of Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman
probably better known as former members of the band YES, at The Orpheum Theater
in Los Angeles, on November 22, 2016, prior to their concert performance.
(Note: Trevor Rabin, though scheduled to be in the photo, took ill and was resting prior to the show)

 

Signed drum head by Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, and Trevor Rabin
probably better known as former members of the band YES, at The Orpheum Theater
in Los Angeles, on November 22, 2016, prior to their concert performance.

(Trevor Rabin signed in the parking lot after the show due to his illness/non meet & greet)

 

Me with Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin at the pre-concert Meet and Greet
at the December 2, 2016 performance at The Grove Theater in Anaheim.
Signed promo posters of John Anderson, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin
obtained and autographed in person on December 2, 2016 at The Grove in Anaheim.

 

 

Signed Front/Back VIP pass autographed by John Anderson, Rick Wakeman and 
Trevor Rabin obtained in person on December 2, 2016 at The Grove in Anaheim.

 

 

The generosity, wit and humor as well as incredible kindness to his fans

the above 4 photographs of the YES logo autographed by Trevor Rabin.

 

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Photograph taken of myself with the 2018 line-up of YES, with Steve Howe

and Alan White, and lead vocals by Jon Davison.

at THE GROVE in ANAHEM, on June 17, 2018.

 

 

Personally signed ticket by Geoff Downes from the June 17, 2018

performance at The Grove Theater in Anahem, Ca.

The ABOVE flat was signed in person at the 6/17/2018 performance of the band YES and the after concert Meet and Greet, while the below album size historical book on the career of the band was pre-signed and sold at the merchandise table.

Signed by Jon Davison, Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Billy Sherwood,

Alan White and Jay Schellen.

 

PRESIGNED at sold at the Merchandise Booth is this historical illustrated history book of the band.

by Jon Davison, Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Billy Sherwood,
Alan White and Jay Schellen.

 

Both of the above Topographic Drama albums are signed complete by all 6 members at

The Grove Theater in Anaheim, Ca on June 17, 2018:

Jon Davison, Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Billy Sherwood, Alan White and Jay Schellen.

 

Myself, standing at the stage on June 17, 2017 a The Grove Theater whereas

the above YES 50th Anniversary items and fully signed LP’s were obtained.

 

 

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 Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson & Trevor Rabin

and I during the pre-concert Meet & Greet in Phoenix on August 31, 2018

 

 Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson & Trevor Rabin

and I during the pre-concert Meet & Greet in Las Vegas on September 1, 2018 (four above photos). You will never, ever meet 3 nicer or generous, funny (especially Rick) or kinder gentlemen than these 3.  These men have all my respect and admiration that I as a fan can give.

 

The above medium size posters were pre-signed and sold at the August 31, 2018

Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman (YES) concert in Phoenix.

 

The above 6 Tour Books were pre-signed and sold at the August 31, 2018

Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman (YES) concert in Phoenix.

 

The above 9 Personal Photos were autographed on August 31, 2018 and/or September 1, 2018

at the Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman (YES) concert in Phoenix and/or Las Vegas.

 

If I have not said it enough throughout this website, let me please say it again:

The always so very friendly and such incredibly kind and generous, Mr. Trevor Rabin.

 

 

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