URSINE is a word that could have been invented to describe Rick Wakeman, but this great bear of a man has the fingers of an angel.
Here was the ex-Yes star and session player to virtually anyone alive in the 1970s chuckling through a few lifetime anecdotes and demonstrating his absolute skill on the piano.
And he absolutely dwarfed his grand piano.
From his first-ever performance at the age of five - the 13-note See A Monkey On A Stick - to Merlin the Magician from his King Arthur opus, Wakeman dazzled with his keyboard artistry.
This legendary Grumpy Old Man and Countdown regular was cheerful throughout with his tales of Brian Blessed admiring the female form, Yes singer Jon Anderson being able to paint only flowers and the pensioners who escaped from a care home to see Status Quo at Hammersmith Odeon.
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