Peter Banks, original guitarist in Yes is dead. Peter Banks, born Peter William Brockbanks, from Barnet, North London was the guitarist in Yes in the beginning together with Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Tony Kaye and Bill Bruford. Peter Banks is the one who came up with the name of the band. After about a year he left the band and was replaced by Steve Howe. Banks worked as a session musician for several years and also released his own albums. He was also a member of bands like Flash and Empire.
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