Yes guitarist Peter Banks dies at 65

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Yes guitarist Peter Banks dies at 65

Peter Banks, a founding member of the British progressive rock band Yes and its original guitarist, has died at his home in London. He was 65.

A statement on Banks’ Web site said he died on March 7 and was found in his home after he failed to show up for a recording session.

Widely considered a pioneer of progressive rock guitar, his loss was mourned in a statement by fellow band members from Yes, which was formed in 1968. “We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of fellow band mate and founding Yes member, Peter Banks,” the statement said.

“He was a huge piece of the fabric that made Yes what it is, and our thoughts, sincere condolences and prayers are with him and his family. Peter, we shall miss you greatly,” the statement read.

Reuters
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