Rick Wakeman

1949 - Today

Rick Wakeman

Richard Christopher Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, producer, television and radio presenter, and author. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released in the 1970s. Born and raised in West London, Wakeman intended to be a concert pianist but quit his studies at the Royal College of Music in 1969 to become a full-time session musician. His early sessions included playing on "Space Oddity", among others, for David Bowie, and songs by Junior's Eyes, T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rick Wakeman has received more than 2,210,912 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 567th most popular musician.

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  • 30

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  • 3.88

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  • 3.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Rick Wakeman ranks 567 out of 2,258Before him are Mitsuko Uchida, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lucio Battisti, Nicolas de Grigny, Elvin Jones, and Billie Joe Armstrong. After him are Kai Hansen, Mikkey Dee, Manfred Mann, Uli Jon Roth, Alice Coltrane, and Rufus Wainwright.

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Among people born in 1949, Rick Wakeman ranks 143Before him are Matthew Festing, Alexander Godunov, Gregg Popovich, Brad Davis, Nawaz Sharif, and Lindsay Wagner. After him are John Wetton, Patrick Hernandez, Valentin Inzko, David Foster, Clodoaldo, and Georges Leekens.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rick Wakeman ranks 1,734 out of 5,347Before him are David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871), Hugh Fraser (1945), John Kerr (1824), Randolph Churchill (1911), Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1375), and Mark Phillips (1948). After him are John Chadwick (1920), Richard Parkes Bonington (1801), Hertha Ayrton (1854), John Watson (1946), Martin Lowry (1874), and Dunstan (909).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Rick Wakeman ranks 102Before him are Robert Wyatt (1945), Tony Sheridan (1940), Tim Rice (1944), Clive Burr (1957), Chas Chandler (1938), and Robert Smith (1959). After him are Dido (1971), Mitch Mitchell (1947), Steve Howe (1947), The Edge (1961), Jeff Lynne (1947), and Bernie Taupin (1950).