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Flash: Flash; Badger: One Live Badger

Chris Salewicz, Let It Rock, April 1973

"DIFFERENCES in musical policy" is the standard euphemism whenever a member quits a band, or, as is more often the case, gets the boot. Yes and King Crimson, arguably the two most avant-garde British rock bands (and probably because of this), have had more of these "differences" than any of their counterparts in the same league. Of the original five members of Yes, only Jon Anderson and Chris Squire now remain. Fallen by the wayside, in order of succession, have been Pete Banks, Tony Kaye and Bill Bruford, the last having been lured away into the latest incarnation of King Crimson.

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