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    Posted: June 28 2020 at 01:24
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/06/the-stranger-than-fiction-secret-history-of-prog-rock-icon-rick-wakeman

I knew he had a rough patch with "King Arthur," but sleeping on park benches? 

On a cold winter night in 1980, a London bobby was walking his beat in Kensington Gardens when he spotted a man sleeping on a park bench. The bobby recognized him immediately from his long, straight golden hair. “Mr. Wakeman,” the officer said, trying to rouse the man. “Rick—get home to your missus. You’re pissed.”

Yes were very hard on keyboardists!  Pat Moraz also had a horrible time, financially, from what I've read. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2020 at 01:50
I thought Rick had to stay away from the ‘turps’ since 1977 thereabouts ??
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Great article
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Great article, makes me realize again that rock starts lives are not always what people think, but a trail of success and failure, like everybody's else.
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A fantastic articleClap


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A really good read, Cheers! :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2020 at 15:05
I guess that yellow-maned Morlock is uniquely recognizable.

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Great read! Many thanks for posting
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Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/06/the-stranger-than-fiction-secret-history-of-prog-rock-icon-rick-wakeman

I knew he had a rough patch with "King Arthur," but sleeping on park benches? 

On a cold winter night in 1980, a London bobby was walking his beat in Kensington Gardens when he spotted a man sleeping on a park bench. The bobby recognized him immediately from his long, straight golden hair. “Mr. Wakeman,” the officer said, trying to rouse the man. “Rick—get home to your missus. You’re pissed.”

Yes were very hard on keyboardists!  Pat Moraz also had a horrible time, financially, from what I've read. 
Patrick Moraz didn't fare much better with the Moody Blues either. Remember the music trial of the century in 1991?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2020 at 02:03
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I guess that yellow-maned Morlock is uniquely recognizable.

You'd think so, but I saw him play with Jon Anderson once and he told a very funny story about a waiter who recognised him in a restaurant and asked if Rick would sign some albums for him. Rick said ok so the waiter went home to get the albums and came back with a pile of Richard Clayderman albums. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squonk19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2020 at 02:38
Fun article, but no mention of his tenure in Strawbs acting as a springboard to joining Yes, though. It reads 'Bowie to Yes'
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Serves him right for leaving the Strawbs for Yes. Tongue
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I guess that yellow-maned Morlock is uniquely recognizable.

You'd think so, but I saw him play with Jon Anderson once and he told a very funny story about a waiter who recognised him in a restaurant and asked if Rick would sign some albums for him. Rick said ok so the waiter went home to get the albums and came back with a pile of Richard Clayderman albums. LOL

Did he sign them? Big smile
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Perhaps the most astounding fact

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2020 at 05:16
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I guess that yellow-maned Morlock is uniquely recognizable.

You'd think so, but I saw him play with Jon Anderson once and he told a very funny story about a waiter who recognised him in a restaurant and asked if Rick would sign some albums for him. Rick said ok so the waiter went home to get the albums and came back with a pile of Richard Clayderman albums. LOL

Did he sign them? Big smile
To be honest, I can't remember.
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