4 comments on “Yes – In Concert At Yale – 1971 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  1. Thanks for the memory-jolt. I’ve never been a huge fan of their sound, but I definitely enjoyed the artwork and (if my memory serves me) the BBC documentary about Roger Dean’s contribution. Didn’t he also do some work for Pink Floyd?

    • I don’t recall Roger Dean doing any Pink Floyd covers, but he’s certainly done a lot for other bands. Roger established his reputation via Yes and it seems they’ve been linked to each other forever.

  2. Well, I wondered about that and I’ve clearly mixed up Dean with Thorgerson, or did I? ( http://www.stormthorgerson.com/ + http://www.rogerdean.com/ ) What amazing websites!

    As far as my brief internet search reveals. (a) ‘Collaborated with Storm Thorgerson, Dominy Hamilton, David Howells and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, the design team known for the surreal photographic images on Pink Floyd record covers.’ ( Chronology > Roger Dean > 1976 to 1982 :::> http://www.rogerdean.com/overview/chronology/ ) ; (b) ‘Along with artists like Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon) Roger is credited with transforming the status of the album cover for all time, elevating it from mere packaging to a work of art in its own right. ‘ ( Full Biography > Roger Dean :::> http://www.rogerdean.com/overview/fully-biography/ ) : ‘Us and Them: Symphonic Pink Floyd’ ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Us_and_Them:_Symphonic_Pink_Floyd ) Though not credited on Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia, it appears that he’s certainly been involved in the artwork for various Pink Floyd albums of Yesteryear 😉

    Do you think you might be able to find this: Storm Thorgerson & Roger Dean – 28 October 2010 7.30—9.00pm – Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL ?

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