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Jon Anderson first joined a small British band, called The Warriors, in the mid-1960s. Towards the end of the decade, Anderson and bass guitarist Chris Squire formed a progressive rock band called Yes. This band went on to have phenomenal success for 11 years. In 1980, Anderson left Yes due to lengthy quarrels over which direction the band should ... See full bio »
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 2013 The Hangover Part III (writer: "Dark Fantasy")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #21.120 (2013) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.85 (2013) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.195 (2012) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.110 (2012) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.214 (2011) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart" - uncredited)
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shaun Micallef Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart")
 1999-2012 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Donna Summer (2012) ... (writer: "State of Independence")
- Episode dated 20 October 1999 (1999) ... (writer: "I'll Find My Way Home")
  Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- A Short Story About Love (2012) ... (performer: "The Friends of Mr. Cairo")
- Momentum Deferred (2009) ... (writer: "I've Seen All Good People" - uncredited)
 2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Progressive Metal (2012) ... (writer: "Roundabout")
 2011 Apollo 18 (writer: "And You And I")
 2010/I Runaway (Short) (writer: "Dark Fantasy" - uncredited)
 2008 Huckabee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 15 November 2008 (2008) ... (writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart")
 2008 Grumpy Old Picture Show (Video) (writer: "Starship Trooper")
 2007 Midnight Heat (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart")
 2007 Asia: Fantasia - Live in Tokyo (Video documentary) (writer: "Roundabout")
 2007 SingStar Amped (Video Game) (writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart")
 2007 The Other Side of Rick Wakeman (Video documentary) (writer: "And You And I", "Wonderous Stories", "The Meeting")
 2007 Classic Artists: Yes (Video documentary) (writer: "Sweetness", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Starship Trooper", "I've Seen All Good People", "Roundabout", "And You And I", "Siberian Khatru", "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)", "The Gates Of Delerium", "Going For The One", "Awaken", "Wonderous Stories", "Release, Release", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Changes", "Rhythm of Love", "The Calling", "Mind Drive", "Nine Voices (Longwalker)", "Magnification", "Long Distance Runaround")
 2007 Yes: Live at Montreux 2003 (Video) (performer: "Show Me") / (writer: "Siberian Khatru", "Magnification", "Don't Kill The Whale", "In The Presence Of", "We Have Heaven", "South Side Of The Sky", "And You And I", "Show Me", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Long Distance Runaround", "Awaken", "I've Seen All Good People", "Roundabout")
  Howard Stern on Demand (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- John the Stutterer (2006) ... (performer: "Roundabout") / (writer: "Roundabout")
 2006 Rick Wakeman: Made in Cuba (Video documentary) (writer: "Starship Trooper")
 2006 Conspiracy: Live (Video) (writer: "Universal Garden")
 2006 The Break-Up (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart")
  Breakfast with the Arts (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Episode dated 20 November 2005 (2005) ... (performer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart", "Long Distance Runaround", "Show Me") / (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart", "Long Distance Runaround", "Show Me")
 2005 Remedy Live (Video) (writer: "Excerpts from: 'Close To The Edge'", "Leaves Of Green" (Excerpt from: "The Ancient"))
 2005 Songs from Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert (Video documentary) (performer: "Mind Drive (Parts 1 & 2)", "Mind Drive (Part 3)", "The Meeting") / (writer: "Going For The One", "Sweet Dreams", "Your Move/ All Good People", "Mind Drive (Parts 1 & 2)", "South Side Of The Sky", "Turn Of The Century", "Mind Drive (Part 3)", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "The Meeting", "Long Distance Runaround (Acoustic)", "Wonderous Stories (Acoustic)", "Time Is Time (Acoustic)", "Roundabout (Chicago Blues Shuffle)", "Show Me", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Acoustic)", "Rhythm Of Love", "And You And I", "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)", "Starship Trooper")
 2005 Jon Anderson: Tour of the Universe (Video) (performer: "Harmony", "Father Sky/ Standing Still/ Bring On The Day", "You Lift Me Up", "Long Distance Runaround", "State Of Independence", "Set Sail/ Who Could Imagine?", "The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn)", "First Song", "Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "O'er", "Show Me", "White Buffalo", "And You And I: Cord Of Life", "Change We Must", "Harping", "Your Move", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "This Is") / (writer: "Harmony", "Father Sky/ Standing Still/ Bring On The Day", "You Lift Me Up", "Long Distance Runaround", "State Of Independence", "Set Sail/ Who Could Imagine?", "The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn)", "First Song", "Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "O'er", "Show Me", "White Buffalo", "And You And I: Cord Of Life", "Change We Must", "Harping", "Your Move", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "This Is")
 2004 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 January 2004 (2004) ... (writer: "Roundabout", "I've Seen All Good People")
 2004 Yes Acoustic (writer: "Long Distance Runaround", "South Side Of The Sky/ Piano Solo", "Show Me", "Dream River (Excerpt)/ Roundabout (Chicago Blues Shuffle)", "Time Is Time", "Your Move/ All Good People")
 2003 Yesspeak (Documentary) (performer: "Show Me", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Harping", "Paris Dance", "Those Days") / (writer: "Siberian Khatru", "Magnification", "Don't Kill The Whale", "In The Presence Of", "We Have Heaven", "South Side Of The Sky", "And You And I", "Show Me", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Long Distance Runaround", "Awaken", "Your Move", "Roundabout", "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Harping", "Paris Dance", "Those Days")
 2003 Divinity: A Tribute to Fairy Tales (Short) ("Loved by the Sun")
 2003 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gleen (2003) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart")
 2002 Yes: Symphonic Live (Video documentary) (writer: "Close To The Edge", "Long Distance Runaround", "Don't Go", "In The Presence Of", "The Gates Of Delerium", "Starship Trooper", "Magnification", "And You And I", "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)", "I've Seen All Good People", "Roundabout")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart")
 2002 Mr. Deeds (writer: "Your Move")
 2002 Spun ("Magnification")
 2002 Dreamtime (Video short) (performer: "Long Distance Runaround ('Remember The Dream' Remix)") / (writer: "And You And I", "Your Move", "Close To The Edge", "Long Distance Runaround ('Remember The Dream' Remix)")
 2001 Rick Wakeman: Live in Buenos Aires (Video) (writer: "Starship Trooper")
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart")
 2001 Yes: Keys to Ascension (Video) (writer: "Siberian Khatru", "Close To The Edge", "I've Seen All Good People", "Time And A Word", "And You And I", "The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn)", "Going For The One", "Turn Of The Century", "Awaken", "Roundabout", "Starship Trooper")
 2000 House of Yes: Live from House of Blues (Video documentary) (writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Time And A Word (Excerpt)", "Homeworld (The Ladder)", "Perpetual Change", "Lightning Strikes", "The Messenger", "Nous Sommes Du Soleil", "And You And I", "It Will Be A Good Day", "Face To Face", "Awaken", "Your Move", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Roundabout", "Rockin' The House Of Blues")
 2000 Rick Wakeman: The Legend Live in Concert 2000 (Video) (writer: "And You And I/ Wonderous Stories")
 2000 The Pretenders: Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (as John Roy Anderson, "Spiritual High (State Of Independence)")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Roundabout", "I've Seen All Good People")
 1999 Outside Providence (writer: "Roundabout")
 1999 Dick (writer: "I've Seen All Good People")
 1998 That '70s Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Keg (1998) ... (writer: "Yours is No Disgrace")
 1998 Rock Family Trees (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prog Rock Years (1998) ... (writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Survival", "Astral Traveller", "Your Move", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Roundabout", "Close To The Edge", "Going For The One", "Long Distance Runaround", "Themes", "And You And I", "Silent Talking", "Awaken")
 1998 Hard Rock Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 July 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "I've Seen All Good People", "Roundabout")
 1998 Buffalo '66 (writer: "Heart of the Sunrise", "Sweetness")
 1998 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rick Wakeman (1998) ... (writer: "Wonderous Stories")
 1996 Fox After Breakfast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 September 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Roundabout")
 1995 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wet Behind the Rears (1995) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart")
 1994 Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening of Yes Music Plus (Video) (arranger: "Time And A Word/ Owner Of A Lonley Heart/ Teakbois", "All Good People (Extended Version)") / (performer: "Time And A Word/ Owner Of A Lonley Heart/ Teakbois", "The Meeting") / (writer: "Long Distance Runaround", "Birthright", "And You And I", "I've Seen All Good People", "Close To The Edge", "Themes", "Brother Of Mine", "The Meeting", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Order Of The Universe", "Roundabout", "Starship Trooper")
 1994 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 June 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "Walls")
 1993 Live with Kelly and Michael (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 November 1993 (1993) ... (writer: "Roundabout")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Warrior of the Lost World (1993) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart" - uncredited)
 1992 Candyman (writer: "STATE OF INDEPENDENCE")
 1992 Single White Female (writer: "STATE OF INDEPENDENCE")
 1991 Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live (Video) (writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "Rhythm Of Love", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Make It Easy/ Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "I've Seen All Good People", "Awaken", "Roundabout")
 1991 Yes: Greatest Video Hits (Video) (writer: "Wonderous Stories", "Don't Kill The Whale", "Madrigal", "Hold On", "It Can Happen", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Rhythm Of Love", "I've Seen All Good People")
 1991 YesYears (Video) (writer: "Yours Is No Disgrace", "I've Seen All Good People", "Roundabout", "Long Distance Runaround", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Close To The Edge", "And You And I", "Siberian Khatru", "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)", "Sweet Dreams", "Going For The One", "Turn Of The Century", "Wonderous Stories", "Awaken", "On The Silent Wings Of Freedom", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Hold On", "Changes", "City Of Love", "Rhythm Of Love", "The Ancient (Leaves Of Green)", "Shock To The System", "We Have Heaven")
 1989 In the Big Dream (Video short) (writer: "Themes", "Brother Of Mine", "Fist Of Fire", "Order Of The Universe", "I'm Alive", "Heart Of The Sunrise" (Live))
 1988 The Freddy Krueger Special (TV Movie) (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart")
 1986 Biggles: Adventures in Time (lyrics: "DO YOU WANT TO BE A HERO", "CHOCKS AWAY") / (performer: "DO YOU WANT TO BE A HERO", "CHOCKS AWAY")
 1985 Access All Areas (Video short) (writer: "It Can Happen", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart")
 1985 Yes: 9012 Live (Video documentary) (writer: "Hold On", "I've Seen All Good People", "Changes", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "It Can Happen", "City Of Love", "Starship Trooper")
 1985 Legend (lyrics: "Loved by the Sun") / (performer: "Loved by the Sun")
 1985 St. Elmo's Fire (performer: "THIS TIME IT WAS REALLY RIGHT") / (writer: "THIS TIME IT WAS REALLY RIGHT")
 1983-1984 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Knight in Disgrace (1984) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart")
- Silent Knight (1983) ... (writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart")
 1984 Scream for Help (performer: "Christie", "Silver Train") / (writer: "Silver Train")
 1984 Automan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unreasonable Facsimile (1984) ... (writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart")
 1983 G (performer: "I'll Find My Way Home")
 1983 Donna Summer: A Hot Summer Night (TV Movie) (writer: "State of Independence")
 1977-1982 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 21 January 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "I'll Find My Way Home" - as Jon)
- Episode dated 6 October 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Wondrous Stories")
  Whistle Test (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1975 - 1980) (performer - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1980)
- Episode dated 13 December 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Don't Forget - Nostalgia", "Heart of the Matter", "I Hear Your Now") / (writer: "Don't Forget - Nostalgia", "Heart of the Matter", "I Hear Your Now")
- Episode dated 11 May 1976 (1976) ... (performer: "Flight of the Moorglade") / (writer: "Flight of the Moorglade")
- Yes at QPR (1975) ... (writer: "Long Distance Runaround", "And You And I", "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)", "Roundabout", "Sweet Dreams")
 1979 So Many Men, So Little Time (writer: "Awaken" - uncredited)
 1979 Yes: Live in Philadelphia 1979 (Video documentary) (writer: "Siberian Khatru", "Circus Of Heaven", "The Ancient: Leaves Of Green", "Starship Trooper", "I've Seen All Good People", "Roundabout")
 1978 Sweet Temptations (performer: "Meeting (Garden of Geda)", "Sound Out the Galleon", "Qoquaq Ën Transic", "Naon", "Flight of the Moorglade", "To the Runner" - uncredited) / (writer: "Meeting (Garden of Geda)", "Sound Out the Galleon", "Qoquaq Ën Transic", "Naon", "Flight of the Moorglade", "To the Runner" - uncredited)
 1977 The Squeeze (lyrics: "Qoquaq En Transic/Naon") / (music: "Qoquaq En Transic/Naon")
 1975 Yessongs (Documentary) (writer: "Your Move/I've Seen All Good People", "And You and I", "Close to the Edge (Excerpts)", "Roundabout")
 1974 Almost Anything Goes (performer: "Meeting (Garden of Geda)", "Sound Out the Galleon", "Qoquaq Ën Transic", "Naon", "Flight of the Moorglade" - uncredited) / (writer: "Meeting (Garden of Geda)", "Sound Out the Galleon", "Qoquaq Ën Transic", "Naon", "Flight of the Moorglade" - uncredited)
 1972 Sounding Out: Yes (TV Short) (writer: "Long Distance Runaround", "Your Move", "Perpetual Change", "Heart Of The Sunrise")
 1970 Disco 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 March 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "Time And A Word")
 1927 Metropolis (performer: "Cage of Freedom")
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(solo album) The Deseo Remixes (1995) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Yes

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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You spend hours creating it and just because it wasn't a hit record because it just happens to be 15 minutes long doesn't mean it's a bad piece of music or wasn't worth the trip. [speaking about Yes music] See more »

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Musician famous for his work in Yes and with Vangelis. See more »

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Scorpio

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