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Richard Christopher Wakeman (born 18 May 1949 in Perivale, London) is an English keyboard player best known as the keyboardist for progressive rock group Yes. Originally a classically trained pianist, he was a pioneer in the use of electronic keyboards and in the use of a rock band in combination with orchestra and choir. He purchased his first electronic keyboard, a Minimoog, from the actor Jack Wild. Wakeman was able to buy it for half the regular selling price because… read more

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  • Avatar for elf-culture
    probably my fav keyboardist
  • Avatar for theironictea
    "In June 1969, Wakeman played the Mellotron on "Space Oddity" by David Bowie for a £9 session fee." lol
  • Avatar for theironictea
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=19&v=FMqoRZsxOVc
  • Avatar for andromadeus
    this is the website of Soniq Theater: http://www.soniqtheater.de the music is progressive rock with electronic influences, best compared to ELP, Rick Wakeman, Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream. You can listen to all Soniq Theater music there and learn more about Soniq Theater. Reviewers and Radio-DJs: free download is possible but you can also get free promo CDs.
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    first album is super sick.
  • Avatar for Damian808
    REVIEW: Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre of The Earth (30 April, 2014) 30 April, 2014 - Forty years after recording Journey To The Centre of The Earth, Rick Wakeman and his band(s) are performing the prog-rock classic on tour. http://doughnutmag.com/reviews/live-shows/rick-wakeman-journey-royal-albert-hall/
  • Avatar for felanor
    genius!
  • Avatar for onthewall2983
    http://www.last.fm/music/Rick+Wakeman/+images/91014145 Please vote this up.
  • Avatar for songfactslastfm
    "I believe you make music for the beauty of your soul, your realization of life, and the joy of making music." - Jon Anderson of Yes talks about the spiritual inspirations behind the likes of "And You And I," "Long Distance Runaround" and "Starship Troopers," which Anderson thinks of as his "search for truth and search for an understanding of what God truly is." Anderson also speaks of his return to the band in the 1980s, when Yes became unlikely MTV stars, all thanks to "Owner Of A Lonely Heart": http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/jon_anderson_of_yes/
  • Avatar for appletree19
    without Rick, YES music is lacking in a gorgeous mood. He is so talented player.

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