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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Secret Picture with Elton John and Rick Wakeman

Elton John Dan Wooding and Rick Wakeman

LONDON, UK (ANS - November 2, 2015) -- It was a rather extraordinary situation for me when, back in 1978, I had just completed "Rick Wakeman, the Caped Crusader", the official biography of my old friend, Rick Wakeman, the former keyboardist with Yes, and a talented musician who has been rightly named by many critics as the "world's greatest rock keyboard player."

At Rick's request, I had approached Elton John's publicist to see if Elton - now Sir Elton John -- would write the foreword.

To start with, the request was turned down by the lady publicist, but then to my great relief, I got a call from her saying that Elton had agreed to do so. That day, his hand-written foreword was delivered to my home and we were moving towards publication of the book.


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