Alan White, drummer with prog rock band Yes, dies aged 72

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Drummer who joined in 1972 also played on albums by John Lennon and George Harrison

Alan White, longtime drummer for prog rock band Yes, has died at home aged 72 after a short illness. Announcing the news, the band said they were “shocked and stunned”.

White was one of the longest-running members of the group, having joined in 1972, replacing Bill Bruford (who joined King Crimson).

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