Photo Gallery: Yes Members Throughout the Years
Since their formation in 1968, Yes have widely been hailed as the progressive rock band.
Pioneers of the genre, Yes have remained a dominant force in progressive rock, due in part to a talented roster of musicians -- and that roster's ability to remain fluid in the face of health concerns, industry obligations and creative differences.
In fact, throughout the band's 43-year history, only one member, bassist Chris Squire, has remained consistently active in Yes.
And while members such as vocalist Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe seem indispensible to the classic Yes lineup, several other notable musicians have contributed to Yes' success.
Below is a visual guide to the musicians who have been members of Yes throughout the band's 43 years.
Bill Bruford: Drums.
Bruford's heavy jazz influences were an integral component in helping shape Yes' early sound. Though he left the band in 1972, Bruford returned briefly for the Union album in 1991.
Steve Howe: Guitar.
One of the most lauded guitarists in progressive rock, Howe joined Yes in 1970 and is considered a key part of the classic Yes sound. In addition to playing with Yes, Howe is founding member of progressive supergroup Asia and had released 19 solo albums as of 2010.
Rick Wakeman: Keys.
Having joined Yes in 1971, Wakeman has had the most non-consecutive stints in the band, with five. His last run began in 2002 but ended with his son Oliver filling in for the group's 40th anniversary tour.
Alan White: Drums.
Since original drummer Bill Bruford's departure in 1972, White has remained Yes' mainstay percussionist. White was also a member of John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band.
Patrick Moraz: Keys.
Moraz played only two years with Yes, 1974 to 1976. The Swiss keyboard player had a longer, more prolific stint post-Yes with The Moody Blues.
Trevor Horn: Vocals.
Most recognizable as the lead singer of The Buggles, Horn had a brief run with Yes from 1980 to 1981. Though no longer a member of the band, Horn did produce Yes' latest album, Fly From Here.
Geoff Downes: Keys.
Keyboardist Geoff Downes joined Yes in 1980 with his Buggles bandmate Trevor Horn. Together, they became part of the collective brain trust behind Drama. Downes rejoined the band in 2011 for Fly From Here.
Trevor Rabin: Guitar.
Rabin replaced Steve Howe when Yes reformed in 1983. He played on the group's highly successful 90125 album. In 1994 Rabin left Yes to focus on soundtrack recording.
Billy Sherwood: Guitar.
Multi-instrumentalist Billy Sherwood appeared on two Yes albums, Open Your Eyes and The Ladder, playing guitar, keys and adding vocals. Sherwood was considered as a replacement during the impending departure of Jon Anderson in the late '90s. Anderson stayed on until 2004 and Sherwood moved on to different projects.
Igor Khoroshev: Keys.
The Russian-born Khoroshev was introduced to Jon Anderson by Carl Jacobson of the Cakewalk software house. He appeared on the Yes albums Open Your Eyes, The Ladder and House of Yes: Live from House of Blues.
Tom Brislin: Keys.
Although never an official member, Brislin toured with Yes in 2001 in support of Magnification.
Oliver Wakeman: Keys.
The son of Yes Keyboardist Rick Wakeman, Oliver joined the prog-rockers in 2008, filling in for his father on the band's 40th anniversary tour. Oliver played with Yes until former keyboardist Geoff Downes returned in 2011.
Benoit David: Vocals.
Former vocalist for Yes tribute band Close to the Edge, the Montreal-born David was selected to replace Jon Anderson in 2008 when health issues forced Anderson to leave the band.
Peter Banks: Guitar.
Founding guitarist Peter Banks suggested Yes as a temporary band name while a better moniker was discussed. Banks only played with the group from 1968 to 1970, but the name has remained for more than 40 years.
Tony Kaye: Keys.
Although most widely known as a founding member of Yes, Kaye also joined British rock band Badfinger in the late '70s and auditioned for the role of the Hammond keyboard player in This is Spinal Tap.
Chris Squire: Bass.
The only member of Yes to appear on every album, Squire is known for his distinct, melodic bass playing.
Jon Anderson: Vocals.
A founding member of the band, Yes' most prominent vocalist wrote and sang many of the band's biggest hits, including "I've Seen All Good People" and "Owner of a Lonely Heart." He last performed with Yes in 2004.