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    RIP Alan White.

    Yes drummer for about 50 years. A bad day today, indeed.
    Back in the day he had such an elaborate kit.
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    Oh man what the hell. Rough day!

    Fwiw there are many Yes concert recordings available on Relisten.net

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    Dude could drum. RIP


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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Yes drummer for about 50 years. A bad day today, indeed.
    Back in the day he had such an elaborate kit.
    You do know that Bill Bruford was still the drummer on this one, not Alan White, right?
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    Another one lost to Rock and Roll Heaven.

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    Yes drummer Alan White slips away. From Bill:
    Alan was a proper Geordie – steady, powerful, no nonsense, probably didn’t really like the frilly bits. He took over the reins in Yes at short notice after I moved on, and by all accounts, didn’t make a fuss when he had to learn the band’s repertoire in about three days.
    As different men from different backgrounds with quite different styles, we had come to drumming from pretty much opposite ends of the spectrum. I quite liked the frilly bits. Geordies don’t like talking about anything very much, so our mutual respect went unspoken. I know he loved the heck out of ‘Close to the Edge’ as, indeed, did I.
    Aside from the sadness, there is something extraordinarily poetic that his life should have come to an end exactly 50 years after he picked up the sticks and gave his all to the band he came to love. He’ll be forever remembered through his contribution to drumming inside and outside of Yes. My heart goes out to Gigi and all Alan’s family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    You do know that Bill Bruford was still the drummer on this one, not Alan White, right?
    No, I don’t know that. When he joined the band in 1972 I was still a pup
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