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Topic: Rick Wakeman article = homeless?
Posted By: cstack3
Subject: Rick Wakeman article = homeless?
Date Posted: June 28 2020 at 01:24
http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/06/the-stranger-than-fiction-secret-history-of-prog-rock-icon-rick-wakeman" rel="nofollow - 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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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 28 2020 at 01:50
I thought Rick had to stay away from the ‘turps’ since 1977 thereabouts ??


Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: June 28 2020 at 02:37
Great article

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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: June 28 2020 at 12:57
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.


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: June 28 2020 at 14:30
A fantastic articleClap

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Posted By: Cosmiclawnmower
Date Posted: July 13 2020 at 14:33
A really good read, Cheers! :)

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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 13 2020 at 15:05
I guess that yellow-maned Morlock is uniquely recognizable.



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Posted By: Chaser
Date Posted: July 13 2020 at 15:50
Great read! Many thanks for posting

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: July 13 2020 at 16:09
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/06/the-stranger-than-fiction-secret-history-of-prog-rock-icon-rick-wakeman" rel="nofollow - 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?


Posted By: chopper
Date 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


Posted By: Squonk19
Date 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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Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: July 14 2020 at 05:08
Serves him right for leaving the Strawbs for Yes. Tongue

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: July 14 2020 at 16:57
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


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: July 14 2020 at 16:59
Perhaps the most astounding fact

This month, he will release his 122nd (!) solo album, The Red Planet.


Posted By: chopper
Date 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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