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Rick Wakeman is a popular English producer, television and radio presenter, and author. He is most well-known for being a member of the popular rock band, “Yes,” and for his solo albums. His most popular albums are “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” (1973), “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” (1974), and “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table” (1975). In the year 2017, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the band, “Yes.” Also, he has authored an autobiography and two memoirs.
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Rick Wakeman’s initial recognition came in 1969 with being a part of the folk-rock group, “The Strawbs,” where he worked till 1971. He played piano on “Dragonfly,” which was the band’s second album. One of his notable achievements with the band came on the 11th of July 1970 at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, where the band’s performance was greeted with a standing ovation.
Family and Personal Life
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Rick Wakeman married Roz Woolford in 1970, but they divorced seven years in 1977. Together, they have two sons, Oliver (b. 1972) and Adam (b. 1974). He then married Danielle Corminboeuf in 1980 but divorced the following year. Together, they have a son, Benjamin (b. 1978).
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Roz Woolford (m, 1970; div, 1977), Danielle Corminboeuf (m, 1980; div, 1981), Nina Carter (m, 1984; div, 2004), Rachel Kaufman (m, 2011)|
|Children/Kids||Yes (Oliver, Adam, Benjamin, Jemma Kiera, Oscar, Amanda)|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Richard Christopher Wakeman|
|Age (as of today)||74 years|
|Date of Birth||May 18, 1949|
|Place of Birth||Perivale, London, England|
|Height||1.89 m, 6 feet 2 inches|
|Weight||90 kg, 198.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$15 Million|
|Occupation||Author, Producer, Radio Presenter, Television|
Height, Weight, and Age
Rick Wakeman's height is quite tall measuring 1.89 m. Rick Wakeman weighs 90 kg. Being born on May 18, 1949, translates to an age of 74 years as of todays date (June 5, 2023).
Liszt was a bit of a rock and roller at heart, but he was a bit of a puritan on his sounds.Rick Wakeman
To play music, you have to understand it. I didn’t understand ‘Topographic Oceans.’ That’s why I hardly played on it. It frustrated me no end – and playing the whole thing on tour, I got farther and farther away from it.Rick Wakeman
When I die, I’ll probably climb out of the coffin and play the organ at my own funeral!Rick Wakeman
I was 65 in May, and when I have just shaved, I see my father. I realise that I now have the same facial idiosyncrasies he had: little twitches here and there, mouth and nose movements, even the way he would tilt his head.Rick Wakeman
I joined Yes in July 1971. I had heard Yes live, as Strawbs had supported them at a gig in Hull. I thought they were amazing – incredibly different.Rick Wakeman