- Date of Birth:
- March 4, 1948
- 5' 9"
Chris Squire (born Christopher Russell Edward Squire on March 4, 1948 in Kingsbury, London, England) was an English musician and singer songwriter. Chris took a liking to his father’s Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald records when he was young, but preferred church music. He was part of the church choicer at St. Andrew’s. When the Beatles and the Beat music boom hit in the early 1960s, Chris started thinking about music as a career. He learned the bass guitar and grew his hair long. Chris experimented with a handful of bands in the 60’s until he met Peter Banks, Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford and Tony Kaye. Together, they would form the progressive rock group, Yes. The band played their first gig in1968 and found success in the 1970s. The band initially split in 1980, but reformed two years later and continued to perform for the next three decades. In 1983, the band had their biggest hit in the US, with “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” With multiple line-up changes, Chris was the only member to play on all 21 Yes albums. The band announced that Chris was diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia on May 19, 2015. On June 27, Chris passed away from the disease in his Phoenix, Arizona home.
Best Known For:
Chris Squire was best known as a musician, as a founding member and bassist for the progressive rock band, Yes.
Chris was known for his lateness. Chris married his first wife, Nikki, on 1972. They had two children together — Chandrika and Camille — before divorcing in 1987. Chris married actress Melissa Morgan in 1993. They had a son, Cameron, before splitting in 2004. Chris married his third wife, Scotland, and they had one child, a daughter named Xilan.