R.I.P. Alan White

Yes drummer dead

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Alan White, the longest-serving member of prog legends Yes, has died.

White died on May 26 at his home in Seattle following a brief illness. He was 72.

Alan White made a name for himself in the 60s, joining Airforce with Ginger Baker in 1968 and then working with John Lennon on Imagine and George Harrison’s All Thing Must Pass. He joined Yes in 1972 and remained with them right up until recently, when he became too ill for further touring. Over his career, he performed on over 50 albums by artists including Joe Cocker, Billy Preston, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Gary Wright, Steve Howe, Paul Kossoff and Sky.