Sandy Cowell said on 28/Aug/22
If you want to listen to Rick Wakeman’s keyboard skills at their best. I recommend the Yes album ‘Going For The One’.
I heard it last night, and it brought back so many memories….
Sandy C said on 1/Aug/22
🎵 Make that 6ft2.5, but Rick could easily have passed for 6ft3 back in the 70s.
Sandy C said on 1/Aug/22
Further to my comment on Roger Daltrey’s page dated today, it was Paul Nicholas who played Wagner in Lisztomania. Rick Waksman played Thor, and was bewitching on the organ, his long, blond hair flying!
At 6ft2, he would have been a little taller than Franz Liszt, but a darn side nearer to Liszt’s height than Roger Daltrey!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Mar/22
The album I’m listening to seems to cover quite a few years.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Jun/21
🎊 Many congratulations to Rick Wakeman who has been awarded a CBE. 🎊
said on 23/May/21
Rob, maybe 6ft2 now?
at 72 could be 6ft 1.5 now
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Nov/20
On the front of my phone a few moments ago, I found an old photo of Rick Wakeman with his long blond hair, dressed pretty much like a racing driver or someone with a very similar interest, which hailed from, I'd say, the latter part of the 70s.
Along with the groovy picture, there was a selection of his favourite 70s songs. I'd sooner listen to his solo stuff or any random Yes song than the vast majority of his chosen tracks. The rather weak musical offerings included Status Quo's 'Rockin' All Over The World' and a Faces song. Give me the Small Faces over the Faces any day! I only like the more mellow/psychedelic Quo stuff, for instance 'Pictures of Matchstick Men' and then 19 years later, they had an Autumn hit with 'In The Army Now'. Rick's favourite Stones, Floyd, Deep Purple and Alice Cooper songs were the first tracks that would enter the average person's head for each band, but I was impressed with his choice of Moody Blues songs, which was 'Question' and Quentin Tarantino would doubtless approve of 'Stuck In The Middle With You', by Stealers Wheel.
In the mid-70s I saw Rick at the cinema in 'Lisztomania', a Ken Russell film. His hair was far longer than it was in the picture I saw on my phone. Roger Daltrey made Rick look around 6ft3 in 'Lisztomania'. When I saw 6ft2.5 for him, I didn't doubt it at all, though he'll have shrunk a bit by now, of course.
Because there's just the one box, Rick gets 6ft2.5, but he does look rather less in the picture up top.
Jimhopper said on 7/Apr/19
6-2 peak definitely
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Apr/19
Oh, how fantastic! Thank you very much Rob! I got into Yes at 15, but unfortunately, when I saw them play live at Hammersmith Odeon, Rick wasn't their organist and Jon Anderson wasn't their singer either! It was the 'Drama' tour from 1980.
Rick has made some fantastic solo albums in his own right, including 'The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table','The Six Wives of Henry VIII' and 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.
What a fantastic addition he is to Celebheights! I saw him, with his long, blond hair flowing, and standing very tall indeed, in the Ken Russell film Lisztomania, in which he played Thor. It was my first ever 'X'-rated film and I saw it twice in one week. He looked huge next to Roger Daltrey!
I will go for 6ft2.5
Thomas Burgos said on 4/Apr/19
I remember this man used to scare when I was little XD. 6'2" for him.
said on 1/Apr/19
Rob, is it me or are his legs short for his height?
He might have a longer torso.