English keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman now has his own station on Exclusive Radio.
Rick has become a television personality in recent years, but he is best known for being the keyboardist in Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004, and for his early solo albums released in the 1970s.
He intended to be a concert pianist but quit his studies at the Royal College of Music in 1969 to become a full-time session musician. His early sessions included playing on Space Oddity, among other tracks, for David Bowie, and songs by T. Rex, Elton John and Cat Stevens.
Rick became a member of The Strawbs in 1970 before joining Yes a year later, playing on some of their most successful albums across two stints until 1980. He began his solo career in 1973 and his highest-selling solo albums are his first three: The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973), Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1974), and The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (1975), all concept albums. He formed his rock band, The English Rock Ensemble, in 1974, with which he continues to perform, and scored his first film, Lisztomania in 1975.
His discography includes over 90 solo albums spanning a range of musical styles. He has made many television and radio appearances; in recent years he became known for his contributions to the BBC comedy series Grumpy Old Men, he has written three books and continues to tour.
Check out the back catalogue of this prodigiously talented musician on his dedicated station here on Exclusive Radio.
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