Rock star Jon Anderson to be ambassador for home club Accrington Stanley

The Bolton News: FAMOUS SON Jon Anderson today in 1970’s rock band Yes FAMOUS SON Jon Anderson today in 1970’s rock band Yes

A WORLD-renowned rocker is set to become an ambassador for Accrington Stanley Football Club.

The town’s most famous musical export Jon Anderson, who found fame with the progressive 1970’s rock band Yes, has agreed to help spread the word about the League Two club on the international circuit.

The 67-year-old lead singer has even promised to play a gig at the Livingstone Road stadium at some date in the future.

He will join former player Mike Ferguson, the most well-known face of the 1962 squad, who also went on to have a glittering career with a host of big name clubs, as the 2012 ambassadors.

Accrington Stanley chief executive Rob Heys said: “I think a lot of people would be very surprised to learn Jon Anderson was born and went to school in Accrington.

“I travel up and down the country with Accrington Stanley and there is a lot of goodwill towards the club.

"But people do have this misconception that Accrington is a small town in Lancashire where nothing much happens.

“There is a whole generation of people who love Jon’s music, but don’t realise his connections with the town. His involvement with the club will not only boost the profile of the club, but that of the town too.

“He lives in California, but if he happened to be in the country at the same time as one of our home fixtures it would be brilliant to get him down to the Crown Stadium.”

A regular ex-mascot at Peel Park, Jon was a pupil at St John’s Infants School, Baxenden. Jon launched a solo tour of the US in February and is also recording new material for his next album.

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10:23am Tue 19 Jun 12

Hippocroccapig says...

He would be better off down the M65 at Blackburn - they love 'Yes' men on their board
He would be better off down the M65 at Blackburn - they love 'Yes' men on their board Hippocroccapig

12:19pm Tue 19 Jun 12

Coeur de Lion says...

I remember you and your brother tony when you were in the warriors, I even remember the single you made ( you came along) and the transit with cow horns on the front. I hope to see you again if you come to Stanley.
I remember you and your brother tony when you were in the warriors, I even remember the single you made ( you came along) and the transit with cow horns on the front. I hope to see you again if you come to Stanley. Coeur de Lion

1:20pm Tue 19 Jun 12

BigOrra says...

Hippo, why don't you sod off back to the dingle threads. Don't bring your muck raking on here
Hippo, why don't you sod off back to the dingle threads. Don't bring your muck raking on here BigOrra

3:35pm Tue 19 Jun 12

notchuffed says...

Never heard of him! Who is he?
Never heard of him! Who is he? notchuffed

3:35pm Tue 19 Jun 12

notchuffed says...

BigOrra wrote:
Hippo, why don't you sod off back to the dingle threads. Don't bring your muck raking on here
Oooooh! Who's spitting his dummy out then? Diddums
[quote][p][bold]BigOrra[/bold] wrote: Hippo, why don't you sod off back to the dingle threads. Don't bring your muck raking on here[/p][/quote]Oooooh! Who's spitting his dummy out then? Diddums notchuffed

3:56pm Tue 19 Jun 12

midas says...

"But people do have this misconception that Accrington is a small town in Lancashire where nothing much happens"
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Is that a misconception?
"But people do have this misconception that Accrington is a small town in Lancashire where nothing much happens" . Is that a misconception? midas

6:14pm Tue 19 Jun 12

Venomp says...

Its a town that is peaceful it only requires redevelopment
Its a town that is peaceful it only requires redevelopment Venomp

7:08pm Tue 19 Jun 12

Dave Harwood says...

Great signing for Accy - Jon Anderson (he who sang Wonderous Stories) and David Lloyd (He who tells wonderous stories) pushing the Stanley name has to be good for the clubs media profile.
Great signing for Accy - Jon Anderson (he who sang Wonderous Stories) and David Lloyd (He who tells wonderous stories) pushing the Stanley name has to be good for the clubs media profile. Dave Harwood

10:26pm Tue 19 Jun 12

Dave Harwood says...

notchuffed wrote:
Never heard of him! Who is he?
40 Million worldwide album sales = massive Rock star in a great ban "Yes"
[quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: Never heard of him! Who is he?[/p][/quote]40 Million worldwide album sales = massive Rock star in a great ban "Yes" Dave Harwood

1:06pm Wed 20 Jun 12

DtheP47 says...

The last big name recruit Rob Heys brought to Accy Stanley's aid was Colin Swindelhurst Snake Oil salesman and purveyor of Brazillian Fruit Juices and that was all smoke and mirrors and ended in tears.
Jon to play a concert at the Crown ground? deja vu Rob?
You really do need to keep your two feet on the ground.
Next will be Aled Jones singing " Walking in the Air"
The last big name recruit Rob Heys brought to Accy Stanley's aid was Colin Swindelhurst Snake Oil salesman and purveyor of Brazillian Fruit Juices and that was all smoke and mirrors and ended in tears. Jon to play a concert at the Crown ground? deja vu Rob? You really do need to keep your two feet on the ground. Next will be Aled Jones singing " Walking in the Air" DtheP47

3:06pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Coeur de Lion says...

notchuffed wrote:
Never heard of him! Who is he?
He's probably never heard of you either. The singer with one of the worlds biggest bandsfor over 40 years and has also had many hits with Greek musician Vangellis under the name Jon and Vangellis. The name of his first band after leaving Accrington was "Accrington Stanley" before becoming Yes in 1969 when they released their first album "Yes". I have seen them "live" many times and they are guaranteed to sell out wherever they play.
[quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: Never heard of him! Who is he?[/p][/quote]He's probably never heard of you either. The singer with one of the worlds biggest bandsfor over 40 years and has also had many hits with Greek musician Vangellis under the name Jon and Vangellis. The name of his first band after leaving Accrington was "Accrington Stanley" before becoming Yes in 1969 when they released their first album "Yes". I have seen them "live" many times and they are guaranteed to sell out wherever they play. Coeur de Lion

7:44pm Wed 20 Jun 12

DtheP47 says...

Think it was Dave Foster ex of the Warriors who formed "Accrington Stanley" Coeur de Leon...Jonny as he was known then assumed the name Hans Christian (geddit?)and messed around in the London music scene before joining Gun for a short while.
Think it was Dave Foster ex of the Warriors who formed "Accrington Stanley" Coeur de Leon...Jonny as he was known then assumed the name Hans Christian (geddit?)and messed around in the London music scene before joining Gun for a short while. DtheP47

12:36am Thu 21 Jun 12

Gennoe1 says...

Dave Harwood wrote:
Great signing for Accy - Jon Anderson (he who sang Wonderous Stories) and David Lloyd (He who tells wonderous stories) pushing the Stanley name has to be good for the clubs media profile.
Ive got the 12"on blue vinyl,quality tune! Yes,like Jons voice wasnt everybodys cup of tea,however any band who can make an album as stunning as Close to the edge should be revered.Remember as a lad in Accy virtually all my mates mums claiming to of gone out with him!
[quote][p][bold]Dave Harwood[/bold] wrote: Great signing for Accy - Jon Anderson (he who sang Wonderous Stories) and David Lloyd (He who tells wonderous stories) pushing the Stanley name has to be good for the clubs media profile.[/p][/quote]Ive got the 12"on blue vinyl,quality tune! Yes,like Jons voice wasnt everybodys cup of tea,however any band who can make an album as stunning as Close to the edge should be revered.Remember as a lad in Accy virtually all my mates mums claiming to of gone out with him! Gennoe1

1:30am Fri 22 Jun 12

full moon says...

what should be remembered about Jon and Yes is they were an experimentel group. It`s bravery what drove their music not monertary concerns! I`m glad he`s looks happy with his contibution to this world. In the end all our souls can do is hope to rest in peace!!
what should be remembered about Jon and Yes is they were an experimentel group. It`s bravery what drove their music not monertary concerns! I`m glad he`s looks happy with his contibution to this world. In the end all our souls can do is hope to rest in peace!! full moon

2:39am Fri 22 Jun 12

beagle says...

Bunch of shirtlifters. UTC
Bunch of shirtlifters. UTC beagle

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