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Rick Wakeman

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Birthday
18, 1949
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
England

About

Keyboard player known for his many stints with the progressive rock band Yes between 1971 and 2004.

Before Fame

He left his studies at the Royal College of Music in favor of session music work. He was featured on songs with Cat Stevens, Ozzy Osbourne, and David Bowie.

Trivia

His best-known records from his solo career included The Six Wives of Henry VIII from 1973, Journey to the Centre of the Earth from 1974, and The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table from 1975.

Family Life

He was married four times: first to Roz Woolford in 1970, then to Danielle Corminboeuf in 1980, to Nina Carter on November 10, 1984, and to Rachel Kaufman in 2009. His sons, Adam and Oliver, both became keyboardists.

Associated With

He played on many of Ozzy Osbourne's popular songs.