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YES Photo Album 2005 - Wardour Street & Rick Wakeman  

Click on the thumbnail photographs below to enlarge the images. All photographs are copyright Alan Farley.

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July 2005 The place where the YES story began - Wardour Street, Soho in London, England as it looked in 2005. Back in 1968, the La Chasse bar where YES founders Jon Anderson and Chris Squire first met was located at 100 Wardour Street (the building in the middle with the four awnings). The Marquee Club where YES played so many early gigs was in those days at 90 Wardour Street (the building with the large arched entry to the right of number 100).
July 2005 Pictured is 100 Wardour Street, Soho in 2005, occupied by the Mezzo Restaurant. In 1968 the La Chasse bar was located upstairs.
July 2005 A reminder of the old Marquee Club at 90 Wardour Street, Soho can be found next door on a panel on the front of the Mezzo Restaurant. It lists the glittering array of talent that appeared at the Marquee over the years including YES (top row, third from left).
August 2005 The official program for Rick Wakeman's solo tour of Australia in 2005 that included archival material contributed by Alan Farley, the author of "The Extraordinary World Of YES".
August 2005 A promo for "The Extraordinary World Of YES" that appeared in the official program for Rick Wakeman's solo tour of Australia in 2005.
August 2005 Rick Wakeman (right) on stage at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia performing "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth" with vocalist Ashley Holt.
August 2005 Rick Wakeman performing solo on the grand piano at the State Theatre, Sydney.