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Peter Banks (born Peter William Brockbanks on 15 July 1947 in Barnet, North London; died 8 March 2013) was an English guitarist. He was the original guitarist of the progressive rock band Yes. The BBC's Danny Baker and Big George often called Banks "The Architect of Progressive Music". In Gibson Guitar's 'Lifestyle' e-magazine of 3 February 2009, Banks was listed as one of the "10 Great Prog Rock Guitarists".


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  • Just finished watching the Yes Story doc, so it's a bit of a surprise to find Banks has recently passed away. Enjoyed his commentary in the doc. Seemed like a sharp guy who got the short end of the stick in his stint with the band.
  • R.I.P. Discorved his music much too late.
  • RIP Peter
  • R.I.P. Peter Banks.
  • R.I.P. Peter
  • another great guitarist passed away - R.I.P. Peter
  • RIP
  • R.I.P
  • Wow - less than 10k listens with no comments! Instinct is my favorite of his - though Two Sides is really good as well (more "old school" progressive)

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