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  Rick Wakeman - Biography - AOL Music
Born in Perivale, Middlesex, England, Rick Wakeman's interest in music manifested itself very early, and from the age of seven on he studied classical piano.
Wakeman played a key role in the final shape of the group's fourth record, Fragile, creating a fierce, swirling sound on an array of electric and acoustic pianos, synthesizers, and Mellotrons.
Wakeman's audience and reputation survived the 1980s better than almost any progressive rock star of his era, as he continued releasing albums on his own label.
music.aol.com /artist/rick-wakeman/2831/biography   (672 words)

 Rick Wakeman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wakeman was born in the suburb of Perivale, West London, and attended Drayton Manor Grammar School.
Furthermore Wakeman released Fields of Green '97, which featured the track Election '97/Arthur, which was used by the BBC for their coverage of the 1997 General Election.
Rick appeared as himself in "Journey to the Centre of Rick Wakeman", the last episode of season 2 of Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music, a BBC Radio 4 comedy programme.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rick_Wakeman   (1100 words)

 MSJ - Rick Wakeman - Live at Hammersmith
This live album from 1985 captures Rick Wakeman and his band performing tracks from his Six Wives of Henry the VIII, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Myths and Legends of King Arthur albums.
Wakeman lays down some very tasty keys here, but the vocals are a bit weak.
Still, Wakeman shows his interest in song structure over star power in allowing all the band the spot at the spotlight throughout.
www.musicstreetjournal.com /wakemanlivealbum.htm   (1003 words)

 Rick Wakeman, Yes and the Mellotron
Rick Wakeman had been playing in bands since the mid-'60s, but his first encounter with the mighty Mellotron had to wait until 1969, when he was at music college, moonlighting as a session musician.
According to Wakeman, he was originally asked to double the string section part, but they liked the sound of the Mellotron so much that he was instructed to double-track it throughout the song.
Rick recorded his first proper solo album, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, after Close to the Edge, in time for his solo spot on Yessongs to be based on one of its pieces.
www.planetmellotron.com /wakeman.htm   (1446 words)

 Rick Wakeman recommendations
Rick Wakeman is one of the best and most acclaimed keyboard players in rock history.
Albums credited to Wakeman With Wakeman (Rick and his son Adam, that is) are marked WWW; those credited to Rick and Adam when not using the WWW name are marked RandA.
Wakeman records a whole CD of instrumental versions of Yes classics, and a disc of his own solo work, with little variety in keyboard sounds.
my.voyager.net /~sraiteri/wakeman.htm   (2123 words)

 RICK WAKEMAN: The Legend: Live in Concert 2000/Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Rick's keyboard skills are as outstanding as ever, Rick has on one side of the stage a single electric piano and on the other a barrage of synths and depending on the track to be played moves from one to the other.
Wakeman breaks between the playing of some of his best known works to tell associative stories and anecdotes bringing as much laughter to the auditoriums he is playing as he does amazement in his continuing abilities.
Wakeman, with a full orchestra supporting him or standing on his own, is an amazing musician to hear with nothing less than astonishing effects for those who can see him perform live and here you have a rare chance to do both at both ends of his career.
www.stormbringerwebzine.co.uk /Reviews/W/RickWakeman.htm   (1867 words)

 Rick Wakeman Page
Wakeman with Wakeman: The Official Bootleg, is a 2-CD collaboration by Rick and son Adam (Adam is quite talented on keys, but not quite as good as Dad), culled from live shows from 1993.
Rick's finest playing of the album thus far comes on the magical instrumental, "Dance of a Thousand Lights." This is a sensational piece for piano and orchestra, with Rick providing some nimble and spirited piano work that evokes memories of his best playing on "1984" and his "Classical Connection" albums.
Rick Wakeman and Mario Fasciano meet in order to create a series of solar and delicate songs, characterized by the vague eighteenth-century savoir, and by the wise mixture of the neapolitan taste and the english technique of the Strawbs' and YES' former member.
www.e-prog.net /bands/wakeman.htm   (3978 words)

 Amazon.ca: Return To The Centre Of The Ea: Music: Rick Wakeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Wakeman himself has continued the Jules Verne narrative, delivered here with flawless thespian diction by Patrick Stewart, and his music draws together a seamless cohesion of the London Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Choir, and guest vocalists including Ozzy Osbourne, Bonnie Tyler, Justin Hayward, Trevor Rabin, Katrina Leskanich, and Tony Mitchell.
This is Rick Wakeman's progression on the journey, and your basic concept album with star appearances - a rock opera you might say, a progressive rock story, a sequel of the saga.
Wakeman was once one of rock's greatest keyboard players, but here the narrative is carried by relentlessly bland orchestrations, hackneyed harp trills, and only the occasionally keyboard solo, none of which stand up to anything he's done in the past.
www.amazon.ca /Return-Centre-Ea-Rick-Wakeman/dp/B00000IL1O   (1899 words)

 Rick Wakeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Rick Wakeman (born May 18, 1949 as Richard Christopher Wakeman) is a progressive rock keyboard player.
In his early years he was a pioneer in the USE of electronic keyboards, and his name has become a byword for a keyboard player surrounded by a vast array of equipment.
Wakeman came to fame in 1970 playing with The Strawbs, and joined Yes for the first time in 1971.
rick-wakeman.iqnaut.net   (469 words)

 Amazon.com: The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Music: Rick Wakeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Rick's playing really shines on all of the tracks, although the album is not merely a vehicle for his remarkable skills.
Rick Wakeman has produced a lot of music in the last 35 years, but this second solo album of his still is his is among his best, if not his best.
Rick Wakeman released The Six Wives Of Henry The Eighth in February of 1973.
www.amazon.com /Six-Wives-Henry-VIII/dp/B000002GBJ   (2516 words)

 Prog Rock Corner--Rick Wakeman!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Rick Wakeman is best-known to most people as one the many "He in!/He's out!/Wait, he's in again!" members of Yes.
Wakeman was born in the UK in 1949.
During 1969-70, Wakeman was an increasingly well-known and in-demand keyboard session musician, recording with everyone from Black Sabbath to Mary Hopkin to Harry Nilsson to Biddu.
www.stitzel.com /slop/prq/wakeman.html   (501 words)

 RICK WAKEMAN discography, MP3 and reviews
Rick WAKEMAN is one of the best known progressive musicians and a pioneer in the use of electronic keyboards in rock music.
WAKEMAN captures his interpretation on one of the character of the King Arthur legend - except for the final entitled "The Final Battle".
Rick WAKEMAN is a true virtuoso on the keyboards, something that's a double-edged sword.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=766   (1124 words)

 Rick Wakeman Discography
Rick Wakeman is a classically trained pianist who brought his talents to bear on the progressive rock movement, first as a member of The Strawbs and later as a member of Yes.
Wakeman's next few releases continued to chart, although in the early '80s interest in his music had waned to a cult core audience.
Reaction to Wakeman's music is mixed: his catalog represents the best and worst aspects of progressive rock, but there's no denying that more than a few gems exist in his massive catalog.
www.connollyco.com /discography/rick_wakeman/index.html   (375 words)

 RWCC > Rick Wakeman Biography
Rick embarks on producing a new age collection for President Records which culminate over the coming years with Zodiaque which he records with Tony Fernandez, A Suite of Gods with Ramon Remedios, Night Airs, Sea Airs and The Family Album.
Rick appears to be making a bid for Terry Wogan's TV appearance record with appearances as a judge on Masterchef, with Steve Wright and a host of other shows, culminating in a six week run as a team captain on Danny Baker's show "Bygones", the musical highlight of which was Rick's astounding multi-stylophone set-up.
Rick's third wife decides she wishes to be Rick's third ex-wife and subsequently Rick leaves the marital home with two suitcases.
www.rwcc.com /biogra.asp   (5142 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Rick Wakeman 2000 - Live In Concert: DVD: Rick Wakeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Although Rick Wakeman has recorded an enormous number of solo projects, this multi-region DVD-plus-CD set Rick Wakeman 2000--Live in Concert must surely be the best in terms of sheer value, quite apart from the fact that the performance is very good.
However Rick has struck a good balance with a mixture of his early works from the Six Wives and King Arthur through to Return and Preludes with a good sprinkling of Yes classics thrown in as well.
Although I am a Wakeman fan, I don't automatically like all of his stuff, however,if you've never been to a Rick Wakeman Concert, I recommend that you buy this DVD and see what you've been missing.
www.amazon.co.uk /Rick-Wakeman-2000-Live-Concert/dp/B00004Z2YP   (1237 words)

 Amazon.ca: Rick Wakeman - The Legend: Live In Concert 2000: DVD: Rick Wakeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Although Rick Wakeman has recorded an enormous number of solo projects, this DVD-plus-CD set The Legend (Live in Concert 2000) must surely be the best in terms of sheer value, quite apart from the fact that the performance is very good.
I was under the impression that this show was in the same format as that of the one-man shows that Rick has done throughout the Eastern US in the fall of 2003 ("The Other Side of Rick Wakeman").
There are lots of favourite Wakeman tracks from King Arthur and Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and a couple of Yes songs which are given a gentle piano treatment and stand up very well.
www.amazon.ca /Rick-Wakeman-Legend-Live-Concert/dp/B000069HY1   (1302 words)

 Amazon.com: Retro: Music: Rick Wakeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The idea for the RETRO album came about as the container housing all Rick’s equipment was being loaded into a truck on the Isle of Man in order to begin the journey to its new home in England.
London born keyboard extraordinaire and YES piano/keyboard veteran Rick Wakeman delivers yet another superb medley of keyboard tunes with the 2006 release of "Retro".
On this album, Wakeman used a lot of old keyboards he had that had not seen the light of day for over 20 years.
www.amazon.com /Retro-Rick-Wakeman/dp/B000ELJ8SK   (1930 words)

 Rick Wakeman - Enciclopedia - El sitio en español mas completo: biografia, discografia, videos, midis, liricas, fotos, ...
Rick continua grabando The Six Wives of Henry VIII y se muda de su casa en West Harrow a una separada casa de cuatro dormitorios en Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
Rick pierde su licencia de conducir después de salir mal en la prueba del aliento.
Rick aparece haciendo una tentativa para el programa de TV de Terry Wogan y aparece como juez en Masterchef, con Steve Wright y un montón de otras apariciones, terminando las seis semanas como el capitán de un equipo en Danny Baker's Show.
www.wakemanargentina.com.ar   (3017 words)

 Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman is in the opinion of many, the world's finest keyboard musician.
Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman @ Palace Theatre, Manchester - This Is Lancashire
Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman @ Palace Theatre, Manchester This Is Lancashire, UK - Nov 1,...
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 Amazon.co.uk: Retro: Music: Rick Wakeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The idea for the RETRO album came about as the container housing all Rick’s equipment was being loaded into a truck on the Isle of Man in order to begin thejourney to its new home in England.
Rick plays "authentic vintage" keyboards - Korgs, Moogs, Mellotron, Hammond organ and the sound of the album would remind you of your favourite music of the 1970s: Yes, Rick Wakeman, Uriah Heep (or whatever you like).
Of course not all of the tracks are high standard classics, but we have one of the most interesting albums by Rick in the last years.
www.amazon.co.uk /Retro-Rick-Wakeman/dp/B000ELJ8SK   (1470 words)

 No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Rick Wakeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Around the same time that Yes released "Tales from Topographic Oceans," Wakeman also released his new solo project "Journey to the Center of the Earth." Journey is another musical narration, this time adapted from the writings of Jules Verne.
Like Wakeman's last solo album, this is mood music for me. It's usually a late night listen while surfin' the net or kicking back in bed.
Rick's 1999 release is one of the most artistic pieces of progressive rock I have heard in a while.
www.nolifetilmetal.com /rickwakeman.htm   (751 words)

 2006 Rick Wakeman Christmas Party and Concerts
This year’s shows will also include special guests and details of these will be announced on Rick’s website, www.rwcc.com in the near future.
This is a rare chance to see Rick at an informal function where you will be able to enjoy a traditional 3 course Christmas lunch with Rick and also watch him play a few light hearted numbers on the keyboard.
Rick announced on his website last year that he was retiring from solo touring at the end of 2006 and so this weekend will be very special indeed.
www.rickatmarlborough.com   (579 words)

 Planet Rock, the UK's classic rock station
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Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Legendary keyboard player Rick Wakeman began his music career as a session player for artists including David Bowie and Black Sabbath, before joining bands The Strawbs and then world-famous progressive rock group Yes in the early 1970s.
Rick joined Planet Rock in September 2005 and presents Rick's Place every Saturday from 10am-1pm.
www.planetrock.com /showdj.asp?DJID=30189   (235 words)

 Rick Wakeman - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Richard Christopher Wakeman (Perivale, Inglaterra, 18 de mayo de 1949), mejor conocido como Rick Wakeman, es un músico británico de rock progresivo.
Wakeman adquirió fama con el grupo The Strawbs en 1970, y posteriormente se integró a Yes por primera vez en 1971, en sustitución del tecladista original Tony Kaye.
Wakeman desarrolló junto con David Biro el Birotrón, una versión mejorada del problemático melotrón (instrumento electrónico de teclado que trabaja con cintas pregrabadas).
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rick_Wakeman   (680 words)

 The Six Wives of Henry VIII (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Six Wives of Henry VIII is the title of a 1973 album by progressive rock keyboard player Rick Wakeman.
It was his first solo album released in the US, though several other members of the band Yes, to which Wakeman belonged at the time, appeared on various tracks.
All tracks were composed by Rick Wakeman, except for the hymn at the end of track 5, which the album sleeve credits to E.J. Hopkins
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Six_Wives_of_Henry_VIII_(album)   (441 words)

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