Rick Wakeman (born May 18, 1949 as Richard Christopher Wakeman) is a British progressive rock keyboard player. He is currently the keyboardist for legendary progressive rock group Yes. He is a classically trained pianist and has been highly acclaimed for his virtuosity. In his early years he was a pioneer in the use of electronic keyboards, and his name has become a byword for a keyboard player surrounded by a vast array of equipment.
He was born in Perivale, Middlesex, England.
Wakeman initially went to a formal music school, however...