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Rick Wakeman

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 17 February 2014

Russell Davies interview A-list legends of music, art, comedy and film. This week, Russell is in conversation with musician Rick Wakeman.

Rick began his career as a session musician, working alongside the likes of Black Sabbath, T.Rex and David Bowie to name a few. The seventies saw him sky rocket to stardom as he joined prog-rockers Yes, and launched a successful solo career. This year sees Rick continue to tour as he celebrates the 40th anniversary of his iconic "Journey To the Centre of the Earth" album.

He speaks to Russell about his art, alongside a soundtrack inspired by his career.

Music Played

6 items
  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Morning Has Broken

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Life On Mars

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Yes

    Yes Awaken

    Going For The One, Rhino, 5

  • Image for Rick Wakeman

    Rick Wakeman The Myths & Legends of King Arthur & The Knights of The Round Table

    The Myths & Legends of King Arthur & The Knights of The Round Table, A&M Records, 1

  • Image for Rick Wakeman

    Rick Wakeman Jane Seymour

    The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Live at Hampton Court Palace, A&M Records, 4

  • Image for Rick Wakeman

    Rick Wakeman Waterfalls

    Single, Coda Records, 1

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