Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman

May. 18th, 1949
Born in
Perivale, Middlesex, England, UK

Rick Wakeman's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (UK) TV Show
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (UK)
Countdown (UK) TV Show
Countdown (UK)
Grumpy Old Men (UK) TV Show
Grumpy Old Men (UK)
Grumpy Old New Year TV Show
Grumpy Old New Year
Grumpy Old Men at Christmas TV Show
Grumpy Old Men at Christmas
Through the Keyhole (UK) TV Show
Through the Keyhole (UK)
Pop Quiz (UK) TV Show
Pop Quiz (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author, known for The One Show, Top Gear, Pointless Celebrities and Countdown.

  • A classically trained pianist.
  • (March 2003) Yes' 1973 album "Tales from Topographic Oceans" came seventh in Classic Rock Magazine's list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time. Wakeman's 1974 solo album "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" came 25th on the list.
  • Rick is a member of the National Trust.
  • Before joining yes, he played in the folk rock group the Strawbs.
  • Attended the Royal College of Music.
  • Has lived in Middlesex, London, Buckinghamshire, Devon, Switzerland, Scotland, Surrey, Hertfordshire and on the Isle of Man. Has lived in Norfolk since 2005, with 'Rachel Kaufman' (qv).
  • Friends with many actors and comedians, such as 'Eric Sykes' (qv) and 'Bernard Cribbins' (qv).
  • Is the only non-vegetarian member of Yes.

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