Peter Banks – R.I.P.


E’ morto l’8 marzo all’età di 65 anni il chitarrista originale degli Yes. Peter Banks (Peter William Brockbanks) viene così ricordato sul suo sito ufficiale: It’s with great sadness to have to report the death of Peter Banks. He died in his London home on March 8, 2013. Thanks for all the music Peter! R.I.P“. Billy Sherwood degli Yes si aggiunge al ricordo: “Rest In Peace…. Peter Banks,” Sherwood wrote. “Peter very recently played on the new ‘prog collective 2’ project I’m writing/producing, as well as the ‘days between stations’ record I worked on. As a Yes fan… this is sad news indeed. It was an honor to work with Peter on many productions. He will be missed!!!”. Banks lascia gli Yes prima del disco ‘The Yes Album’ del 1971 per formare i Flash (tre album), quindi eccolo brevemente nei Zox & the Radar Boys dove figura un giovane Phil Collins alla batteria, senza dimenticare la militanza negli Empire. Nel 1991 una sporadica reunion con la band madre e un continuo lavoro solista tra collaborazioni varie. Attraverso Twitter Steve Hackett scrive: “I’m sorry to hear of Peter Banks’ passing… a great pal and a great guitarist. Sweet memories of watching Yes at the Marquee for the first time.”