Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author. He is best known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes.
Wakeman began his career as a solo artist in 1973. His first three albums are his most successful and well known: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
(1973), Journey to the Centre of the Earth
(1974), The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Wakeman has released over 100 solo albums that has sold 50 million copies worldwide.
His styles range from pop, solo piano, jazz, film scores, Christian, ambient, and New-age music
Wakeman has made many television and radio appearances throughout his career. He has written three books; an autobiography and two memoirs.
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