English musician most famous as the guitarist and backup singer for the prog rock band Yes. He is also a prolific solo artist, recording nineteen solo albums from 1975 to 2010.
He received his first acoustic guitar as a Christmas gift from his parents at age twelve.
He was voted Best Overall Guitarist by Guitar Player magazine for five straight years from 1977 to 1981.
He married a woman named Janet in 1968. He has children named Virgil, Dylan, Georgia and Stephanie.
He replaced guitarist Peter Banks in Yes in 1970.