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  Peter Banks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1966, shortening his last name to Banks, he and Chris Squire decided to form a rock band, The Syn, with their friends Clive Bailey (rhythm guitar), who would later be the co-composer of Yes' first single, and Andrew Jackman (keyboards), who in later years became an orchestral arranger for some Yes and Squire records.
The only released work of Peter Banks in the second half of the 1970s were a number of sparse session appearances in albums by the likes of Lonnie Donnegan (in his 1977 comeback record) and Jakob Magnusson (1979).
Banks did a surprise brief apparition some time later in "Romeo Unchained", a 1986 album by Tonio K. In 1993, Banks released "Instinct", a solo album of instrumental tracks with him playing all the parts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peter_Banks   (1310 words)

 Peter Banks: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Another (coincidental) motive for Banks quitting the group was that Squire, Anderson and Bruford wasn't happy enough with their manager, Roy Flynn, a man who trusted the group and helped it to gain a record contract.
The only released work of Peter Banks in the second half of the 1970s were a number of sparse session appearances in albums by the likes of Lonnie Donnegan (in his 1977's comeback record) and Jakob Magnusson (1979).
Banks also collaborated in 1995's "Tales From Yesterday" doing a solo version of the song "Astral Traveller", appeared in the album "Big Beats" in 1997 and played in "Encores, Legends and Paradox", an ELP tribute album, in 1999.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/peter_banks.htm   (1214 words)

 Institute for the Future | People | Peter Banks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Peter is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has received several professional recognitions for his contributions to NASA, the American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Royal Society (London).
Prior to joining IFTF, Peter was Chairman and acting CEO of Akonni Biosystems, a microarray-based DNA diagnostics startup company, as well as founder and managing partner of XR Ventures, a technology investment group.
Peter's academic background includes serving as Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director, Space, Telecommunications, and Radioscience Laboratory at Stanford University.
www.iftf.org /people/pbanks.html   (304 words)

 psychosync.info - peter banks - instinct (1993)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two wonderful albums followed “Yes”and “Time and a Word”;, and at this point Peter Banks was booted out, due to his ambitions of entertaining an audience rather than trying to educate them (it was at this point that Mott became a fan, always wanting to have fun and cowering from education).
Peter Banks went on to form “Flash” who released 3 respectable albums, once described as “Yes music played by Thunder and Lightning”, before being swamped by bad management and punk rock.
Before you have time to push the repeat button Banks is off again with track 5, “Short Comings” totally tasteless and not at all Jazzy with a relentless four in the bar bass drum, the night of a thousand guitars with Peter Banks, the fastest guitar slinger in town.
www.psychosync.info /members/banks_instinct.htm   (618 words)

 CMT.com : Peter Banks : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Banks left that group at about the time vocalist Jon Anderson was starting to become a presence on their scene, but it would only be a matter of time until they would work together.
The new name and Peter Banks' return were nearly simultaneous, and Yes was born.
Banks was not heard from for quite some time, after the end of Empire.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/banks_peter/bio.jhtml   (558 words)

 Peter Banks Discography
Peter Banks is a peripheral figure in the storied history of progressive rock.
A subsequent solo album, Two Sides of Peter Banks, featured Focus guitarist Jan Akkerman alongside members of Flash and Genesis, and served as something of a template for instrumental prog rock albums, notably Steve Hackett's Voyage of the Acolyte.
Banks then revived Flash, renaming it Empire, but the recordings failed to find a buyer (they were eventually released in the '90s by One Way Records).
www.connollyco.com /discography/peter_banks   (222 words)

 Rock Ahead Book Reviews: Beyond And Before - Peter Banks with Billy James   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For the uninitiated Peter Banks was a founder member and guitarist with British rock Band Yes.
Peter was with Yes form it's inception in 1968 and was fired from the band following the recording of the bands second album Time And A Word in 1970.
Peter formed Flash following his departure from Yes and some of their moments of musical mayhem are as intriguing as anything Peter has been involved in.
www.themusicindex.com /rockahead/reviews/peter_banks_book.htm   (503 words)

 MSJ - Peter Banks-Two Sides of Peter Banks
The initial string-slinger in Yes, Peter Banks appears to have been overlooked in progressive rock annals in favor of his successor, but his work in Flash has stood up quite well to the years.
The musicians on this album are: Peter Banks, Electric and acoustic guitars, arp, mini-moog, and Fender piano; Phil Collins, drums; Jan Akkerman, electric guitar; Steve Hackett, electric guitar; John Wetton, bass; Ray Bennett, bass guitar; and Mike Hough, drums.
Banks shows some of his octave playing, Akkerman plays some lightning fast runs, and Bennett and Collins lay down the rhythm.
www.musicstreetjournal.com /pbanks2side.htm   (592 words)

 Peter Banks
Peter Banks began his music career in the band The Syn alongside bassist Chris Squire.
Banks was active with Yes for only the first two records, during which time they were slowly establishing their reputation; by 1970 creative differences led to his departure and he established the band Flash, producing three albums in quick succession.
By 1973 Flash had come to an end and Banks instead turned to a solo career, beginning with The Two Sides of Peter Banks released later that same year and featuring contributions from John Wetton, Steve Hackett and Phil Collins.
www.nndb.com /people/967/000043838   (199 words)

 Ground and Sky review - Peter Banks - Two Sides of Peter Banks
Peter Banks, electric and acoustic guitar, ARP, mini moog, Fender piano; Jan Akkerman, electric and acoustic guitar; with Ray Bennett, bass guitar; Phil Collins, drums; Steve Hackett, electric guitar; Mike Hough, drums; John Wetton, bass
Still, this is a very enjoyable album, and definitely increased my respect for Peter Banks (who, before hearing this disc, I just thought of as "the guy who was kicked out of Yes so they could hire Steve Howe").
Listening to this, I am reminded of that seemingly long-gone era of guitarists, who didn't need to rely at all on a cadre of effect boxes or studio trickery, but had a command of the instrument that can only be had by playing and playing and playing.
www.progreviews.com /reviews/display.php?rev=pb-ts   (826 words)

eter Banks was something of a pioneer among progressive rock guitarists, recording one of the earliest solo instrumental records (since a rite of passage) in Two Sides of Peter Banks.
This album, recorded while Banks was still a member of Flash, is less a statement of direction than a snapshot of his style at the time.
Two Sides of Peter Banks remains a good bet for progressive rock fans, though it’s not the missing link some have made it out to be.
www.connollyco.com /discography/peter_banks/twosides.html   (322 words)

 Peter Banks, MD on Breakthrough Digest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dr. Banks is currently Director of the Clinical Gastroenterology Sevice at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Banks attended the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons for his medical degree, his fellowship at the Beth Israel Hospital in internal medicine, and his fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in gastroenterology.
Bank's has many clinical interests, including: acute and cronic pancreatitis, Crohn's disease, pancreatic cancer, and ulcerative colitis.
breakthroughdigest.healthology.com /breakthroughdigest/1130.htm   (171 words)

 Peter Banks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
P.R. Banks and D.M. Paquette, "Comparisons of three common amine reactive fluorescent probes used for conjugation to biomolecules by capillary zone electrophoresis." Bioconjugate Chem.
P.R. Banks and D.M. Paquette, "Monitoring of a conjugation reaction between fluorescein isothiocyanate and myoglobin by capillary zone electrophoresis." J.
Craig, E.A. Arriaga, P. Banks, Y. Zhang, A. Renborg, M.M. Palcic and N.J. Dovichi, "Fluorescence-based enzymatic assay by capillary electrophoresis laser-induced fluorescence detection for the determination of a few b-galactosidase molecules." Anal Biochem.
artsci-ccwin.concordia.ca /facstaff/a-c/banks/banks.html   (545 words)

 St. Peter, Minnesota - Banks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Community Bank is a member of a multi-bank holding company with offices in seven other southern Minnesota communities.
Nicollet County Bank's ATM machines are located in the bank entryway and in Gustavus Adolphus College's Student Union.
The St. Peter branch office relocated to a new facility in June of 2001 at the south end of St. Peter at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 99 West.
tourism.st-peter.mn.us /sections/business_category.php?category_id=14   (470 words)

 Vegas Talent Agency — Peter Banks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Peter Banks had been a DJ Entertainer and working in the entertainment industry for most of his life in his native England.
Peter Banks is now a regular caller to the Monsters Of The Mid-Day radio program on
As of October 2002 Peter Banks will be performing his Austin Powers act on the Strip in Las Vegas.
www.vegastalentagency.com /talent/Peter%20Banks.htm   (405 words)

 Instinct (Peter Banks)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two wonderful albums followed "Yes"& "Time and a Word" at this point Peter Banks was booted out, due to his ambitions of entertaining an audience rather than trying to educate them.
Peter Banks went on to form "Flash" who released 3 respectable albums, once described as "Yes music played by Thunder & Lightning", before being swamped by bad management & punk rock.
After spending the eighties mainly in session work & looking for suitable musicians to work with, Peter Banks went solo in the nineties with this enchanting album "Instinct".
johnkeyes.com /a/B00001OHAA-instinct.html   (429 words)

 O.B.C. Biography - Peter John Banks
Peter Banks of Victoria is respected by his colleagues not only for his medical acumen and devotion to the patients coming under his care, but also for his demonstrated sense of obligation to the relationship between the medical profession and the public.
Particularly noteworthy is the vital role Dr. Banks played in the formation of the British Columbia Medical Plan.
His contributions to his profession are extensive: in addition to servicing provincially as President of the B.C. Medical Association, and nationally as President of the C.M.A., Peter Banks was also President of the British Medical Association.
www.protocol.gov.bc.ca /protocol/prgs/obc/1996/1996_PBanks.htm   (186 words)

 Peter A. Banks, M.D.
Banks joined the Division in May 1992, after 19 years as Chief of Gastroenterology at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
  Dr. Banks is Past President of the American Pancreatic Association, President of the International Association of Pancreatology, Past Chair of the Pancreatic Disorders Section of the American Gastroenterological Association, and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Digestive Disease National Coalition.
  Dr. Banks is an international authority in the field of pancreatitis.
www.brighamandwomens.org /gastroenterology/Research/Banks.asp   (265 words)

 Peter Banks - Instinct [Transatlantic]: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Emerging from a two-decade exile from recording, Peter Banks [+] released this album of rock instrumentals.
The songs themselves, though not always especially compelling given the apparent lack of live drums, show Banks' chops still in fine form.
At least Banks has kept his sense of humor, for as his liner notes muse, "If you enjoy listening to it half as much as the enjoyment I had recording it, then I have had twice as much fun as you!" [The 1999 Transatlantic reissue includes an extra track, "Anima Mundi."]
music.com /release/instinct/11   (297 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Leicestershire | Currying favour with parenthood
Peter Banks says the herbs used vary from day to day
Peter Banks said: "We give a free plate of herbs with each meal.
The latest baby was born last week, but the first of the women to conceive was Mr Banks' partner, Tassanee Tasua, who owns the restaurant.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/click/rss/1.0/-/1/hi/england/leicestershire/3923439.stm   (233 words)

 PETER BANKS Two Sides of Peter Banks reviews and MP3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
First, I think that Peter Banks is a very underrated guitarist.
Former guitarist of Yes in their first two albums, Banks was totally eclipsed by Steve Howe at the early 70's.
Well, the prog parts looks like a primitive but wild Steve Hackett's imitation, but this is the magic of this record, the roughness of Banks when he play the guitar, specially on "The White House Vale".
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=9038   (960 words)

 Where are they now? - Yes members
Peter Banks was initially involved in a Syn reunion with Stephen Nardelli (vocals) and Martyn Adelman (drums).
Banks appears on 5 old Syn pieces (one previously unreleased, "The Gangster Opera (excerpts from the rehearsal tape)"), a 1970 piece by Ayshea and three new recordings—see under Syn for details.
Banks guests on Returning to the Dark Side of the Moon, a forthcoming tribute album to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, organised by Billy Sherwood (and a follow-up to his Back Against the Wall)—details on main page.
www.bondegezou.demon.co.uk /wnalum.htm   (9166 words)

 Peter Banks new band Harmony in Diversity - Intuitive Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Guitarist Peter Banks, ex-member of progressive rock bands like Yes and Flash, has just founded a new project called Harmony in Diversity that features Nick Cottam on bass and Andrew Booker on drums and vocals.
Harmony in Diversity are introducing themselves as "a fusion of progressive rock, psych, jazz and ambient ideas to emerge from England for the last four decades".
Peter Banks was lately drop from the revival project of the 60's psychedelic band The Syn.
www.intuitivemusic.com /content/view/1484/0   (127 words)

 Trojan Swimming Club - Club History
The club was affiliated with the Irish Amateur Swimming Association (IASA) in December of that year and the first swimmers to join came from Dublin Swimming Club and Glenalbyn Swimming Club, the first trip was to Holland in 1977.
Our club was named after the USC Trojan's from the University of Southern California (Find out where they in turn got their name from) At that time the USC head coach Peter Daland was in Ireland giving a conference for Irish coaches.
Peter Banks was the assistant coach in Trojan till 1989, when he took up the position of head coach in Blue Wave Sports and Aquatic Center, Brandon, Florida.
www.trojanswimclub.ie /staticpages/index.php?page=clubhistory   (513 words)

 Peter Broggs - Rastafari Liveth - Opinions and Reviews
peter allen very best of peter allen: the boy from down
peter and the wolf and tubby the tuba
peter bocage/creole serenaders new orleans: the living legends
www.dsml.org /products/peter-broggs-rastafari-liveth   (153 words)

 Peter Banks - Hotel Resource Book Store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Banks, Present and Steiner-Grossman have produced what I think is the best book on Inflammatory Bowel Disease on the market.
This book is very enlightening about the early days of Yes and the subsequent career of Peter Banks.
It is also kind of poignant when you consider that Banks was essentially the "Pete Best" of the Yes story, and missed out on the fame and fortune that followed his tenure with the band.
www.hotelresource.com /bookstore/authorsearch_Peter%20Banks/mode_books.html   (413 words)

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