Author: David Watkinson
Format: Paperback (23cm x 16cm)
Pages: 208 plus 16 colour
Illustrations: 175 b&w + 44 colour
"Very, very cool. So many stories and people to remember." Jon Anderson, about the hardback version
Jon Anderson was the lead singer and founding member of Yes, with a career spanning more than 50 years. Many books have been written about the band, but until now none have covered Jon's early years in his first group, The Warriors, in any sort of detail. David Watkinson takes us on a journey from the Lancashire beat music scene in the early ’60s to London later in the decade. In the short time The Warriors existed – from 1963 to ’67 ‐they released a single, appeared on TV and film, and followed in The Beatles footsteps in Germany.
As well as providing a complete history of The Warriors, this book also follows Jon's subsequent career in London, via appearances with Gun and his brief solo career as Hans Christian, until he finally met Chris Squire and found a home in Yes during the summer of ’68. The book includes new interviewswith Jon and many members of The Warriors, most for the very first time. It also features a newly‐researched family tree, never before seen photographs, both of The Warriors and the first line up of Yes, plus many items of memorabilia and an exclusive look into the band’s diaries. It closes with a comprehensive discography and a collectables section.
This unique and meticulously researched book will delight both Yes fans and students of the ’60s music scene. It is essential reading for all lovers of the world's greatest progressive rock band, and of the genre's finest vocalist.