Jon Anderson

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Interview: Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is, quite literally, the voice of Yes, the band whose albums The Yes Album, Fragile, and Close To The Edge are amongst the most beloved of the progressive rock genre. Songs from this era co-written by Anderson include “Roundabout”, “Yours Is No Disgrace”, “I’ve Seen All Good People”, “Heart Of The Sunrise”, and many others. His first solo album was 1976’s Olias of Sunhillow, and he sang on Yes’ 1983 runaway hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart”. Anderson also had a long-running collaboration with Vangelis of Chariots of Fire fame.

Anderson recovered from an episode of acute respiratory failure in 2008, returning to performing solo shows in 2009. He has a new album called Survival & Other Stories which will be released in mid-June, 2011. The following interview was conducted by email, with answers received on June 2, 2011.

(Robin Kauffman photo)

Photos: Jon Anderson

Photos of Jon Anderson from 11/15/09 concert at SOhO, Santa Barbara. Photos by L. Paul Mann.

Here is a link to my review of this concert.

Concert Review: Jon Anderson from Yes


Review of Jon Anderson’s concert at SOhO on 11/15/09