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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

LINK: MIRC 2012: Wakeman confirmed as keynote

Prog-rock legend, virtuoso keyboard player, composer and raconteur Rick Wakeman will be the keynote speaker at this year’s MIRC.

Although now best recognised for his various appearances on TV and radio panel shows including, of course, Grumpy Old Men, Wakeman’s career stretches back to the late sixties when he recorded session work which included David Bowie’s Space Oddity and also membership of The Strawbs.

It is estimated that he has performed on over 2,000 different tracks by artistes as diverse as Black Sabbath, Cat Stevens (Morning Has Broken being the most remembered), Mary Hopkins, Cilla Black, Clive Dunn, Elton John, Edison Lighthouse, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Dana, Des O'Connor, Magna Carta, Al Stewart, Ralph McTell, Butterscotch, Biddu and Harry Nilsson.

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HERE is the Gonzo artist page for Rick Wakeman upon which there are lots of lovely Wakemanesque goodies that you can purchase...

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