Concerts

Jon Anderson on Yes: "I Hope We Get Back Together and Do the Tour Everybody Dreams Of"

When we here at Crossfade rang up Jon Anderson, the founding member and iconic voice of the pioneering English prog rock band Yes, we thought that we'd reached his secretary.

"It's me," he responds, swinging the words heavenward and high. He confesses that he is grocery shopping near his home in San Luis Obispo, in Central California. "I like to cook," he offers.

His alto-tenor voice (don't call it falsetto) brought special life to such iconic albums as Close to the Edge, the four-song double album Tales From Topographic Oceans and singles like "I've Seen All Good People" and "Owner of a Lonely Heart."

See also: Miami's Fernando Perdomo on Opening for Jon Anderson: "I've Been a Yes Fan Since I Was a Child ... He's a Huge Influence"