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    Jon Anderson

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    We Are Truth lyrics
    4All God's Children lyrics
    5Hearts lyrics
    6Hold On To Love lyrics
    7Loved By The Sun lyrics
    Tangerine Dream feat. Jon Anderson
    8Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas lyrics
    9Heat of the Moment lyrics
    Jon Anderson feat. Asia
    10Battle Of Evermore lyrics

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    Invention Of Knowledge [2016]
    Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt
    Simply Christmas [2001]
    3Olias Of Sunhillow [1998]
    4Song Of Seven [2006]
    5Angels Embrace [1995]
    6More You Know,The [1998]
    7Toltec [2000]
    8Live From La La Land [2007]
    9In The City Of Angels [1995]
    10Animation [2007]


    Distinctive vocalist and lyricist best known as frontman of Yes and for his collaborations with Vangelis, Jon Anderson was born as John Roy Anderson on October 25, 1944 in the town of Accrington, Lancashire, England. (He was later to drop the "h" from his first name.) He attended St. John's Infants School in Accrington, and made a tentative start to his musical career at an early age by playing the washboard in "Little John's Skiffle Group", which played songs by Lonnie Donegan among others.
    Anderson left school at the age of fifteen, and went through a series of jobs including working as a farm hand, a lorry driver, and a milkman.
    In 1962, Anderson joined The Warriors (also known as The Electric Warriors), where he and his brother Tony shared the role of lead vocalist. He quit this band in 1967, released two solo singles in 1968, and then in the same year briefly sung in a band called The Gun.
    In the summer of 1968, Anderson joined a group called Mabel Greer's Toyshop, which also included bassist Chris Squire and guitarist Peter Banks. Anderson fronted this band, but ended up leaving again before the summer was over. Anderson, Squire, and Banks went on to form Yes, with drummer Bill Bruford and keyboardist Tony Kaye. Their debut album was released in 1969.

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