The Yes Album was recorded at the Lyceum Theatre in London 50 years ago this week. It was the beginning of a string of three landmark records by the band Yes, each outdoing the previous one with all original songs. They all went Platinum in the U.S.: The Yes Album, Fragile, and Close To the Edge.

(Yes Art: Roger Dean)

Starship Troopers originally appeared as a novel by Robert A. Heinlein in 1959, then as a song by Yes for The Yes Album in 1971. In 1977, Starship Troopers were visually portrayed in the George Lucas film Star Wars.