Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Mr. Rick Wakeman on keyboards ... and various other concerns

http://www.metafilter.com/135007/Mr-Rick-Wakeman-on-keyboards-and-various-other-concerns

Whether taking all mankind close to the edge with his keyboard contributions to every punk's favorite prog-rock band Yes, or going itsolo (in fully sequined gown) with all Six Wives of Henry VIII all the way to the center of the earth, or perhaps with figure skatingKnights of the Round Table, or composing the score for Ken Russell's Liztomania (and "acting" in it), or doing definitive session work for the likes of David BowieBlack Sabbathetc, or candidly singing the praises of Christianity and/or Freemasonry ...

... or helping invent the sampler (aka the Birotron), unfortunately a few years before its time, or hosting his own talk show, going Face To Face at length with the likes of Deep Purple's Jon Lord, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Queen's Brian May, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, or just being grumpy, Mr. Rick Wakeman has always seemed a genuinely nice guy.

BONUS TRACKS:

How does a young keyboard playing boy get started in the music biz circa 1969?

Rick Wakeman - This Is Your Life

Success Story ... or how he failed to become a concert pianist and became a virtuoso rock star instead (1975 TV documentary)

Thoughts of Yes

Rock music vs the Classics

The Gospel according to an old rocker

The Mellotron Story (audio only) -- narrated by Mr. Wakeman

discovering the mini-moog

playing Close To The Edge on piano
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Live in Lincoln Cathedral
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Caped Crusader- Rick Wakeman in the 1970's
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Cirque Surreal 
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1984
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