Throwback: R.I.P. Alan White

The past few days have been difficult, exhausting and rage-inducing, and for all the reasons that they should be. But music is what makes us human — and can help us heal.

This week has been yet another very busy week in music history:

  • Sun Ra Arkestra‘s legendary music director and multi-instrumentalist Marshall Allen turned 98 on the 25th.
  • Stevie Nicks turned 74 on the 26th.
  • The legendary Miles Davis was born 96 years ago on the 26th.
  • And tragically, we lost Depeche Mode‘s co-founder Andy “Fletch” Fletcher and Yes‘ Alan White.

I’m a big fan of prog rock — I love Rush and I happen to love Yes. I was saddened to hear of Alan White’s death. So let’s celebrate his impressive and extensive work as a member of Yes over the course of the past 50 years.