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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Wit and musical wizardry from legend of rock Rick

rick wakeman at dlwp for night of anecdotes and songIt’s an intriguing prospect - a night of war stories from olden times in rock music, opinions of a self-confessed Grumpy Old Man, and displays of a dazzling musical talent which bewitched a generation.

A Fellow of the Royal College of Music, Professor of the London College of Music, former Yes keyboard player, Watchdog presenter and renowned Grumpy Old Man, Rick Wakeman has certainly led a rich and varied life.

In his one-man solo show, he recounts hilarious and unlikely anecdotes from a career that included musical collaborations with David Bowie, Cat Stevens and Elton John, as well as worldwide tours with YES and his own band The English Rock Ensemble, punctuated by episodes of amazing virtuosity on the piano.

Classically trained pianist Rick was a much-sought-after session musician in the late 60s and early 70s when he played on more than 2,000 records by a wide variety of artists which included such diverse talents as Cilla Black, John Williams, Marc Bolan and Black Sabbath.

In the early Seventies, he found fame in his own right as a member of first Strawbs and then YES.
He has written film scores and takes part in The News Quiz, Just A Minute and It’s Your Round on BBC Radio 4.


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