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Geoff Downes

Geoff’s musical career began when he formed The Buggles in 1977. The band enjoyed huge success with their single Video Killed the Radio Star, which topped the charts in 16 countries.

In 1980 Geoff joined Yes, famous for the song Drama, before co-founding Asia with guitarist Steve Howe.

I feel enormously privileged to be a part of the legacy of the incredible and unique line of musicians in Yes.

The band has always remained fresh and inventive throughout its 50-year history, and created an amazing catalogue of music that has inspired millions from all generations.

Over the years, Geoff has released several solo albums and produced albums for other artists including Mike Oldfield and the Thompson Twins.

Read our feature on Geoff’s career here:

Old Stops’ Review – Issue 8

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