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Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman was born on May 18, 1949 in Perivale, Middlesex, England as Richard Christopher Wakeman. He has been married to Rachel Kaufman since 2009. He was previously married to Nina Carter, Danielle Corminboeuf and Roz Woolford. See full bio »
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 2008 Grumpy Old Picture Show (Video) (arranger: "See A Monkey On A Stick", "Eleanor Rigby", "Amazing Grace", "Starship Trooper") / (writer: "The Jig", "Sea Horses", "Birdman Of Alcatraz", "Judas Iscariot", "Always With Me", "An Angel Spoke To Me", "Tigger The Bounce", "Counter Attack", "Merlin The Magician", "Catherine Of Aragon / Catherine Howard / Anne Boleyn / The Day Thou Gavest Lord")
 2007 The Other Side of Rick Wakeman (Video documentary) (arranger: "See A Monkey On A Stick", "A Glimpse Of Heaven", "Morning Has Broken", "And You And I", "Wonderous Stories", "Help/ Eleanor Rigby") / (writer: "The Henry Suite", "Gone But Not Forgotten", "The Meeting", "After The Ball", "Birdman Of Alcatraz", "Guinevere/ Merlin The Magician", "Children Of Chernobyl" (Audio only))
 2007 Classic Artists: Yes (Video documentary) (writer: "Siberian Khatru", "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)", "Mind Drive")
 2007/I Amazing Grace (Video) (performer: "Amazing Grace (Piano)", "There Is A Green Hill Far Away", "Glad That I Live Am I", "Nearer, My God, To Thee", "All Things Bright And Beautiful", "Jerusalem", "When We Walk With The Lord (Trust And Obey)", "All People That On Earth Do Dwell", "I Vow To Thee, My Country", "When I Survey The Wond'rous Cross", "Morning Has Broken", "Abide With Me", "The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended", "Ode To Joy", "Amazing Grace")
 2007 Yes: Live at Montreux 2003 (Video) (arranger: "Catherine Of Aragon/ Anne Boleyn/ Jane Seymour") / (performer: "Catherine Of Aragon/ Anne Boleyn/ Jane Seymour") / (writer: "Siberian Khatru", "South Side Of The Sky", "Catherine Of Aragon/ Anne Boleyn/ Jane Seymour", "Heart Of The Sunrise")
 2006 Rick Wakeman: Made in Cuba (Video documentary) (performer: "Jane Seymour") / (writer: "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth", "The Realisation/ The Spaceman", "The Visit/ Return Of The Phantom", "Jane Seymour", "King Arthur Medley", "Cathedral Of The Sky", "Merlin The Magician")
 2005 Songs from Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert (Video documentary) (performer: "Mind Drive (Parts 1 & 2)", "Mind Drive (Part 3)", "The Meeting Room", "The Meeting") / (writer: "Mind Drive (Parts 1 & 2)", "South Side Of The Sky", "Mind Drive (Part 3)", "The Meeting Room", "The Meeting", "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)")
 2005 Jon Anderson: Tour of the Universe (Video) (performer: "Show Me")
 2004 Out There (Video) (writer: "Out There", "The Mission", "To Be With You", "Universe Of Sound", "Music Of Love", "The Cathedral Of The Sky")
 2004 Yes Acoustic (performer: "South Side Of The Sky/ Piano Solo") / (writer: "South Side Of The Sky/ Piano Solo")
 2003 Yesspeak (Documentary) (arranger: "Catherine Of Aragon/ Catherine Howard/ Jane Seymour") / (performer: "Catherine Of Aragon/ Catherine Howard/ Jane Seymour") / (writer: "Siberian Khatru", "South Side Of The Sky", "Catherine Of Aragon/ Catherine Howard/ Jane Seymour", "Heart Of The Sunrise")
 2001 Rick Wakeman: Live in Buenos Aires (Video) (writer: "Lancelot And The Black Knight", "Catherine Howard", "Catherine Of Aragon", "The Visit", "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth", "Catherine Parr", "Merlin The Magician", "Buried Alive", "1984/ Robot Man")
  Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (performer: "Lancelot And The Black Knight") / (writer: "Lancelot And The Black Knight")
 2001 Yes: Keys to Ascension (Video) (writer: "Siberian Khatru", "The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn)")
 2000 Rick Wakeman: The Legend Live in Concert 2000 (Video) (arranger: "Canon In D", "Catherine Howard/ Catherine Of Aragon", "The Nursery Rhyme Concerto", "The Journey/ Dance Of A Thousand Lights", "And You And I/ Wonderous Stories", "Guinevere/ Lancelot And The Black Knight", "Help/ Eleanor Rigby", "Clair De Lune", "Morning Has Broken" (audio only), "The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended" (audio only)) / (writer: "Birdman Of Alcatraz", "Catherine Howard/ Catherine Of Aragon", "Seasons Of Change", "Jane Seymour", "Children Of Chernobyl", "The Journey/ Dance Of A Thousand Lights", "Guinevere/ Lancelot And The Black Knight", "Sea Horses" (audio only), "Gone But Not Forgotten" (audio only), "Elgin Mansions" (audio only), "Merlin The Magician" (audio only))
  Rock Family Trees (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- The Prog Rock Years (1998) ... (performer: "Catherine Howard", "The Journey", "Arthur", "Lancelot And The Black Knight") / (writer: "Catherine Howard", "The Journey", "Arthur", "Lancelot And The Black Knight", "Themes", "Silent Talking")
  This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Rick Wakeman (1998) ... (performer: "Merlin The Magician") / (writer: "Merlin The Magician")
 1994 Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening of Yes Music Plus (Video) (arranger: "All Good People (Extended Version)") / (performer: "Intro/ Catherine Parr/ Merlin The Magician", "The Meeting") / (writer: "Intro/ Catherine Parr/ Merlin The Magician", "Birthright", "Themes", "Brother Of Mine", "The Meeting", "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Order Of The Universe")
 1991 Rick Wakeman: The Classical Connection (Video documentary) (arranger: "Summertime", "Eleanor Rigby") / (writer: "Merlin The Magician", "After The Ball", "Sea Horses", "Julia/ 1984 Overture")
 1991 Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live (Video) (arranger: "Excerpts from: Catherine Of Aragon/ Anne Boleyn/ Catherine Parr/ Merlin The Magician") / (performer: "Excerpts from: Catherine Of Aragon/ Anne Boleyn/ Catherine Parr/ Merlin The Magician") / (writer: "Heart Of The Sunrise", "Excerpts from: Catherine Of Aragon/ Anne Boleyn/ Catherine Parr/ Merlin The Magician")
 1991 Yes: Greatest Video Hits (Video) (writer: "Madrigal")
 1991 YesYears (Video) (performer: "Catherine Of Aragon") / (writer: "Siberian Khatru", "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)", "Catherine Of Aragon")
 1990 Rick Wakeman: Live (Video documentary) (writer: "Anne Boleyn", "Elizabethan Rock/ Make Me A Woman", "Catherine Parr", "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth", "Merlin The Magician")
 1989 In the Big Dream (Video short) (writer: "Themes", "Brother Of Mine", "Fist Of Fire", "Order Of The Universe", "I'm Alive", "Heart Of The Sunrise" (Live))
 1986 Playing for Keeps (writer: "THINK WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT")
 1984 Crimes of Passion (music: "IT'S A LOVELY LIFE")
 1982 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rick Wakeman/Die Fledermaus/The Great Japan Exhibition (1982) ... (writer: "1984 Overture", "Elgin Mansions")
 1980 B.C. Rock (performer: "FLYIN'", "STEAMHOLE DANCE", "WARMONGERS") / (producer: "STEAMHOLE DANCE", "WARMONGERS") / (writer: "FLYIN'", "STEAMHOLE DANCE", "WARMONGERS")
 1979 Yes: Live in Philadelphia 1979 (Video documentary) (writer: "Siberian Khatru")
 1979 My Son, My Son (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Birdman of Alcatraz")
  Whistle Test (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1972 - 1976) (arranger - 1 episode, 1976)
- Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble (1976) ... (arranger: "The Journey/ Recollection") / (writer: "The Journey/ Recollection", "The Realisation", "Lancelot And The Black Knight", "The Spaceman", "Catherine Parr")
- Episode dated 16 January 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Anne Of Cleves", "Catherine Howard", "Catherine Parr")
- Episode #2.5 (1972) ... (writer: "Catherine Of Aragon", "Anne Boleyn")
 1975 Rick Wakeman in Concert: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Catherine Parr", "Guinevere", "The Journey", "Recollection", "The Battle", "The Forest", "Catherine Howard", "Merlin The Magician", "Anne Boleyn/ The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended", "Reprise from The Forest")
 1975 Yessongs (Documentary) (performer: "Excerpts from 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII'") / (writer: "Excerpts from 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII'")
 1975 Lisztomania (lyrics: "Excelsior Song") / (writer: "Hibernation")
 1972 X, Y and Zee ("Whirlwind", "Coat of Many Colours")
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Other Works:

(Album): Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1974). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Yes
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Personal Quote:

I'm always writing or playing because that is my life. See more »

Trivia:

Before joining yes, he played in the folk rock group the Strawbs. See more »

Nickname:

Grand High Wizard of Prog

Star Sign:

Taurus

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