Rick Wakeman's Height
6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)
English musician, known for being part of band Yes.
In his 2010 book he said "I'm six foot three"
, on twitter "6'2"
and has also once gave 6ft 2 and a half.
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Average Guess (13 Votes)
6ft 2.08in (188.2cm)
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.