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Alan White, Longtime Drummer for Prog Rock's Yes, Dead At 72

Alan White performs at Jonathan Cain and Friends at Rose Bar on April, 8, 2017, in New York. White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died at age 72. White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home Thursday, May 26, 2022, after a brief illness. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
Alan White performs at Jonathan Cain and Friends at Rose Bar on April, 8, 2017, in New York. White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died at age 72. White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home Thursday, May 26, 2022, after a brief illness. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
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Seattle (AP) -- Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died. He was 72.

White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home Thursday after a brief illness. Just days earlier Yes had announced that due to health issues White would not take part in the band’s upcoming tour of the United Kingdom to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic album “Close to the Edge.”