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This past Friday night, vocalist Jon Anderson performed with Yes—his former band—at the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
It marked Anderson's first performance with the group since 2004.
Best of all, Yes—in this case, Anderson, Steve Howe, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman and Alan White—were joined by a special guest, Rush bassist Geddy Lee. They opened with “Roundabout,” a classic track from 1971’s Fragile, which happens to be their first album to feature Wakeman.
Lee then left the stage, and the band—now joined by former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin—performed an extended version of “Owner of the Lonely Heart,” the band's only No. 1 chart hit (from 1983’s 90125). For this performance, guitarist Steve Howe played a Rickenbacker bass, most likely in honor of longtime Yes bassist Chris Squire, who died in 2015. Meanwhile, Wakeman switched to keytar.
Other former Yes members (and co-founders) were honored Friday night, including Squire, Bill Bruford and Tony Kaye.
This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on HBO 8 p.m. EST April 29.