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WAKEMAN Rick
(kb)

Personal Data:

Born: 18.05.1949 (Perivale, GB, as Richard Christopher Wakeman)

Appearances:

? Ronnie Smith's Band
? Spinning Wheel
1970-71 Strawbs
8/71-5/74 Yes
cca 1975-7/76 Rick Wakeman & English Rock Ensemble
11/76-3/80 Yes
6/80-1981 Rick Wakeman Band
1989-91 Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe
1991-? Yes
cca 3/96-1997 Yes
cca 1998 Wakeman & Cousins
5/02-cca 6/04 Yes
cca 11/10 The Anderson Wakeman Project 360
cca 2016-5/17 ARW
5/17-cca 8/18 Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman
cca 2/20 Rick Wakeman And The English Rock Ensemble

Former Members:

Ashley Holt (voc, cca 1976-cca 6/80); Gordon Neville (voc, 1985); Lynn Shepherd (voc, 1985)
John Dunsterville (g, cca 1976); Rick Fenn (g, 1985)
Roger Newell (bg, cca 1976); Bruce Lynch (bg, cca 8/79); Chas Cronk (bg, 1985)
Tony Fernandez (ds, cca 1976, cca 6/80, 1985); Frank Gibson (ds, cca 8/79)
Reg Brooks (tr, cca 1976-cca 8/79); Martyn Shields (tr, cca 1976); Dave Caswell (tr, cca 8/79)

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Piano Vibrations1971
2.The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
produced by: Rick Wakeman
2/1973 A&M7 24
3.Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
produced by: Rick Wakeman
4/1974 A&M1 3
4.The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table
produced by: Rick Wakeman
28.03.1975A&M2 16
5.Lisztomania
produced by: Rick Wakeman
17.10.1975A&M
6.No Earthly Connection
produced by: Rick Wakeman
16.04.1976A&M9 67
7.White Rock
produced by: Rick Wakeman
11/1976 A&M14
8.Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record
produced by: Rick Wakeman
6/1977 A&M25
9.Rhapsodies
(2LP)
5/1979 A&M25
10.1984
produced by: Rick Wakeman
19.06.1981Charisma24
11.The Burning11.12.1981Charisma
12.Rock'n'Roll Prophet12/1982 Charisma
13.G'Olé!15.04.1983Charisma
14.Cost Of Living19.09.1983Virgin/Charisma
15.Silent Nights3/1985 T.B.G.
16.Live At Hammersmith12/1985 T.B.G.
17.Country Airs4/1986 Coda
18.The Gospels
(2LP)
11/1986 Stylus94
19.Crimes Of Passion3/1987 President
20.The Family Album8/1987 President
21.A Suite Of Gods
& Ramon Remedios
2/1988 President
22.Zodiaque
& Tony Fernandez
4/1988 President
23.Time Machine7/1988 President
24.Black Knights at the Court of Ferdinand IV
& Mario Fasciano
1989
25.20th Anniversary
(box set)
2/1989 A&M
26.Sea Airs (A New Age Collection)11/1989 President
27.Night Airs11/1990 President
28.Phantom Power2/1991 Ambient
29.Music From Crimes Of Passion2/1993 President
30.Wakeman With Wakeman
& Adam Wakeman
2/1993 President
31.The Classical Connection6/1993 President
32.The Classical Connection II6/1993 President
33.Aspirant Sunrise7/1993 President
34.Aspirant Sunshadows7/1993 President
35.African Bach9/1993 President
36.2000 A.D. Into The Future9/1993 President
37.Heritage Suite10/1993 President
38.No Expense Spared
& Adam Wakeman
11/1993 President
39.Rick Wakeman's Greatest Hits
(2CD)
12/1993 Fragile
40.The Stage Collection1994 RRaw
41.Lure of the Wild
& Adam Wakeman
1994 RRaw
42.Classic Tracks1/1994 Sony Europe
43.The Private Collection3/1994 President
44.The Classic4/1994 Prestige
45.Softsword (King John And The Magna Charter)4/1994 President
46.Wakeman With Wakeman
& Adam Wakeman
(2CD)
6/1994 Cyclops
47.Live On The Test12/1994 Windsong
48.Almost Live in Europe07.02.1995Music Fusion
49.The Seven Wonders Of The World6/1995 President
50.Cirque Surreal7/1995 D Sharp
51.Visions10/1995 D Sharp
52.The Piano Album11/1995
53.Can You Hear Me?1996
54.Fields of Green27.02.1996Esoteric
55.Vignettes
& Adam Wakeman
4/1997 President
56.The Art in Music Trilogy1999 RRAW
57.Return To The Centre Of The Earth20.04.1999EMI34
58.Natural World Trilogy04.05.1999RRaw
59.White Rock II14.06.1999
60.The Masters9/1999
61.Preludes To A Century2/2000 President
62.Recollections: The Very Best of 1973-197917.10.2000Chronicles
63.Stella Bianca2000
64.Phanton Power10.07.2001Hepcat
65.Tales of Future and Past10.07.2001Cleopatra
66.Classical Variations30.04.2002President
67.Live04.02.2003United States Dist
68.Real Lisztomania18.03.2003United States Dist
69.Oscar Concert12.08.2003United States Dist
70.Into Orbit18.11.2003Direct Source
71.Medium Rare25.11.2003Voiceprint
72.Almost Classical27.01.2004United States Dist
73.Mixture17.02.2004United States Dist
74.The Classic Tracks06.04.2004Megabop
75.Live ... With Banda Sinfonica01.06.2004United States Dist
76.Songs of Middle Earth: A Tribute to The Lord of th22.02.2005Collectables
77.Ultimate Rick Wakeman Experience08.03.2005Cleopatra
78.At Lincoln Cathedral31.05.2005United States Dist
79.Retro16.05.2006President
80.Out of the Blue17.06.2006Esoteric
81.Christmas Variations21.11.2006United States Dist
82.Live at the BBC20.02.2007Hux
83.Out There
& The New English Rock Ensemble
24.04.2007Aao Music
84.Retro 217.07.2007President
85.Sixty Minutes with Rick Wakeman09.10.2007
86.Always with You02.03.2010Voiceprint
87.From Brush & Stone
& Gordon Giltrap
27.07.2010Voiceprint
88.Bootleg Box, Vol. 222.11.2011Floating World
89.In the Nick of Time: Live in 200327.03.2012Esoteric
90.Live at the Maltings 197625.11.2013Gonzo Multimedia
91.Classical Wakeman, Vol.1: Live in Lugano01.04.2014Esoteric
92.Rick Wakeman: The Very Best08.04.2014
93.1984: Live at the Hammersmith Odeon 198110.06.2014Gonzo
94.Night Music30.09.2014Gonzo Multimedia
95.Stella Bianca Alla Corte07.10.2014
96.After The Ball: The Collection20.01.2015Universal
97.Access All Areas31.03.2015Demon
98.British Live Performance Series18.09.2015Rainman
99.Welcome a Star
& Emmie Beckitt
11.12.2015Hope
100.Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here Symphonic
& London Orion Orchestra & Alice Cooper & Dave Fowler & Stephen McElroy
2/2016 Decca
101.Starship Trooper15.04.2016Cleopatra
102.5 Classic Albums5/2016 Spectrum Music
103.A Word of Wisdom
& Norman Wisdom
06.05.2016RRAW
104.Starmus
& Brian May
09.09.2016RRaw
105.Two Sides of Yes21.10.2016RRaw
106.Live at the Winterland Theatre, 197511.11.2016RRaw
107.Clair de Lune25.11.2016Universal
108.Morning Has Broken
& Emmie Beckitt
09.12.2016RRaw
109.Piano Portraits13.01.2017UMC6
110.Piano Odyssey10/2018 Sony Classical7
111.Christmas Portraits12/2019 Sony Classical82

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Catherine Parr / Anne Boleyn3/1973 A&M
2.The Journey / The Return
(v USA)
10/1974 A&M
3.The Battle / And Now A Word From Our Sponsor
(v USA)
12/1974 A&M
4.Merlin The Magician / Sir Galahad
(v USA)
6/1975 A&M
5.Orpheus Song / Love's Dream
& Roger Daltrey,
(v USA)
1/1976 A&M
6.White Rock / After The Ball
(v USA)
6/1977 A&M
7.Birdman Of Alcatraz / And Now A Word From Our Sponsor
(v USA)
4/1978 A&M
8.Flacons De Neige / Birdman Of Alcatraz4/1979 A&M
9.Animal Showdown / Sea Horses06.07.1979A&M
10.Swan Lager / Woolly Willy Tango11/1979 A&M
11.I'm So Straight I'm A Weirdo / Do You Believe In Fairies?22.02.1980A&M
12.The Spider / Danielle03.10.1980WEA
13.I'm So Straight I'm A Weirdo / Maybe '80 (edit)11/1982 Moon
14.Latin Reel (G'Ole Theme) / No Possibla4/1983 Charisma
15.Glory Boys / Ghost Of A Rock And Roll Star
12" + Elgin Mansions
16.11.1984T.B.G. President
16.The Theme From "Lytton's Diary" / Database6/1985 T.B.G.
17.Waterfalls / Heather Carpets4/1986 Coda
18.Custer's Last Stand / Ocean City
12" + Ice / Open Up Your Eyes
7/1988 President
19.Light Up The Sky / Simply Free / Starflight / The Bear5/1994 President
20.Buried Alive
& Ozzy Osbourne
4/1999
21.Life On Mars19.02.2016Rraw
22.Help11.11.2016Universal
23.Space Oddity13.01.2017Hip-O
24.Summertime13.01.2017Hip-O
25.Morning Has Broken
& Emmie Beckitt
13.01.2017Hip-O

Videos:

1. The Classical Connection - 9.5.2000, Image Entertainment
2. Out There - 3/2004, BMG, 100 min

Movies:

1. Lisztomania (music by+starring, 1975, directed by Ken Russell)

Bibliography:

Dan Wooding: Rick Wakeman: The Caped Crusader (1978)

Awards:

1975 Melody Maker Readers' Poll - Best International Keyboards
1976 Melody Maker Readers' Poll - Best Keyboards
1978 Melody Maker Readers' Poll - Top Keyboardist
1979 Melody Maker Readers' Poll - Top Keyboardist
2010 Classic Rock Awards - Spirit Of Prog

Various:

produced by LP:

Wally: Wally (8/74, Atlantic)

appeared on the LP:
Dave Cousins: Two Weeks Last Summer (1972)
Lou Reed: Lou Reed (7/72, RCA)
Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (11/73, Vertigo)
Strawbs: Nomadness (3.10.75, A&M)
Kevin Peek: Beyond The Planets (10/84)
Ozzy Osbourne: Ozzmosis (23.10.95, Epic)
Bollenberg Johansson Experience: If Only Stones Could Speak (5/02)
William Shatner: Shatner Claus - The Christmas Album (26.10.18, Cleopatra)

appeared on the SP:
Cat Stevens: Morning Has Broken (12/71, Island)

Press References:

Big Beng!
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19992027.05.199926Forum kritikumalbum review
19993514.10.19997Infokus
Melodie
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19823 79interview
Melody Maker
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1973427.01.197322Albumsalbum review
19742201.06.197444interview
19743027.07.19744
19743027.07.197416interview
19743714.09.197421interview
19744907.12.197413
19751329.03.197537Albumsalbum review
19751405.04.19753interview
19751405.04.19755
19753316.08.197526interview
19754004.10.197540
19761006.03.197619interview
19761403.04.197629Albumsalbum review
19761617.04.197620Caught In The Actgig review
19762810.07.197631interview
19763131.07.19764
1977819.02.197722Albumsalbum review
19774505.11.197719Albumsalbum review
19782815.07.197812Books
19791231.03.19793News
19792026.05.197928Albumsalbum review
19792507.07.197926Singlessingle review
19793118.08.19794News
19793301.09.197931Caught In The Actgig review
1980823.02.198024Singlessingle review
19801928.06.19804News
19803327.09.198018Caught In The Actgig review
19803404.10.198019Singlessingle review
19803611.10.198014interview
19811618.04.19813Fast Forward
19811909.05.198131Caught In The Actalbum review
19812627.06.198125Albumsalbum review
19813605.09.198123Caught In The Actgig review
19833817.09.19834Fast Forward - Record News
New Musical Express
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1972018.11.197210
1972030.12.197225Playing In The Band
1973010.02.19738
1973005.05.19739This Is America
1973020.10.19732News
1974026.01.197422
1974009.02.197444Musicians Talk Tape
1974013.04.197416Albumsalbum review
1974013.04.197435Thrills
1974008.06.19742News Desk
1974027.07.197420Thrills
1974027.07.197434Keyboards Special
1974021.12.197411
1975025.01.19752News Desk - Recording News
1975029.03.19753News Desk - Recording News
1975005.04.19753News Desk
1975005.04.197520Plattersalbum review
1975007.06.19753News Desk
1975007.06.197512Thrills
1975007.06.197542On The Towngig review
1975004.10.19752News Desk
1975022.11.197514
1976001.05.197631On The Towngig review
1976004.12.19763News Desk
Rock & Pop
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1990931.08.199027LP,MC,CD,demoalbum review, demo review
19968 20Galerie
19976 109Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
19998 46profile
20004 109Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
20042 50Interview
20047 87DVD