Rick Wakeman

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by Rick Wakeman

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Richard Christopher Wakeman, 18 May 1949, Perivale, Middlesex, England. The spectacular live extravaganzas undertaken in the mid-70s by the former Strawbs and Yes keyboard player tended to mask the talent of one of rock’s premier musicians. In the early 70s Wakeman, who eventually left Yes at the end of 1973, regularly battled it out with Keith Emerson in the annual music press reader’s poll for the prestige of the world’s top keyboard player. His solo career was launched with a... Read more

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progressive rock
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classic rock
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