Steve Howe: "You can’t search for your own sound. You’ve already got it - it’s there"

Steve Howe
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As a child of the '50s stirred by the spirit of rock ’n’ roll, Steve Howe’s rite of passage on the London gig circuit saw him come of age during the swinging '60s.

Later rising from the ashes of flower power to join prog-rock trailblazers Yes in 1970, he then spent the next decade helping to cut a swathe of genre-defining classic albums.

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Rod Brakes

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar WorldGuitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.