Rick Wakeman

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Not Fade Away: Four Sides, Four Songs – ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ by Yes

The shortest song was eighteen and a half minutes.

01/10/2014

Capitol Records - 1967

Today In Pop Music – May 18 – Beatles Send George Martin Into A Panic

May 18 birthdays include Albert Hammond (1944) who only had one top 10 hit for himself (It Never Rains In Southern California), but wrote nine top 10 hits for other artists including Nothing’s Gonna Stop […]

05/18/2012

Bassist Chris Squire, the only man to play on every Yes album, seen here in 2006 (Getty Images/Michael Buckner/Stringer)

Rock Flashback: Yes, It’s “Fragile”

In 1971, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Yes[/lastfm] added a new member, synthesizer wizard [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rick Wakeman[/lastfm], whose facility with electronic keyboards was more appropriate to the band’s aspirations than the piano and organ of founding keyboard player [lastfm […]

12/02/2011

Rock Flashback: Starcastle

Yesterday’s post about [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]REO Speedwagon[/lastfm] dropped the name of Terry Luttrell, and in the Midwest, where I come from, you can’t drop the name of Terry Luttrell without thinking of the band he fronted […]

03/23/2011