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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Rick Wakeman in NZ after 37 years


Rick Wakeman is the man behind some of rock and roll's most famous piano instrumentals

Rick Wakeman is the man behind some of rock and roll's most famous piano instrumentals

Rick Wakeman is a name not all of you may know, but it's likely you will have heard his music. He is one of the world's most renowned keyboardists and he's here in New Zealand to play three sold-out shows.
Rick Wakeman is the man behind some of rock and roll's most famous piano instrumentals.
The legendary British keyboardist wanted to play the piano as early as four years old and at 12 he bought his first electric keyboard.
“Nowadays, you buy a keyboard, even a cheap one for your kids, it can probably do 5000, 6000 sounds, do 100 different things,” says Wakeman. “Press a button it'll play. You can go on holiday, come back and it'll still be playing. But back then, it took two weeks to get a sound out of it.”


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