Facts about Rick Wakeman

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Rick Wakeman is a famous Musician from United Kingdom, he/she is still alive and was born May 18, 1949.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 19 quotes who is written / told by Rick.

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Famous quotes by Rick Wakeman (19)


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"The studio is not the place to write. You need to be 75% ready when you go into the studio, and then the music can develop to the next stage"
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"People like Frank Zappa were amazing for us Brits"
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"I like Toronto a lot, it's a good city. The only thing that really annoys me about Toronto is that you're turning Maple Leaf Gardens into a grocery store, which is absolutely nothing short of disgusting"
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"I always say that it's about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place"
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"Even the two times that I left, I never really felt like I left the band. It's very bizarre. It's like there's sort of an umbilical cord that stretches between us spiritually"
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"But I'd play on everything from pop records to a lot of the glam stuff to rock stuff to classical stuff. I used to get called to do all those things, it was great"
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"I'm always writing or playing because that is my life"
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"Country and western is the music of the devil. That's the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldn't handle it"
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"As a songwriter, I was influenced by David Bowie - a great writer. A class above everybody in so many ways. Lennon and McCartney, of course. Class stuff. David Cousins was my favorite lyricist"
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"I've been married three times and divorced three times"
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"Coming back to Yes is like never having left. Even when I have not been in the band, I have always felt part of it"
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"My life revolves around music and always will. I need to be a part of music and not an observer"
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"I was born in 1949 - which seems like a long time ago... Actually, it is a long time ago, when I think about it"
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"Actually, I only left twice. I left then, and then rejoined literally two years later for Going For The One"
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"I read numerous books - loads in fact - and, as I always do when recording a historical project, immersed myself into the subject matter. I spent many hours at Henry's old homes, such as Hampton Court, and visiting the Tower of London. I read no other books during that period"
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"When I die, I'll probably climb out of the coffin and play the organ at my own funeral!"
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"My faith is very private to me. It plays an important part in my life, but I do not try and throw my beliefs at others. I have tremendous respect for all faiths and beliefs, but have a deep concern that religion and faith are currently a long way apart from each other"
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"My earliest professional musical experiences were really as a session player, and every day was an adventure. Three sessions a day, every day, and you never knew who you would be working with until you arrived at the studio"
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"But I listen to live recordings of things that I did back in the '70s and then how I've done things since. And there's no doubt about it: if I compare the two, it's like chalk and cheese"


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