Dating keyboard players
From 1988 to 1990, he was a member of Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe which led to his third Yes stint until 1992.
He returned twice more between 19, during which he completed several more solo projects and tours, including his most significant of the decade, Return to the Centre of the Earth (1999).
He has made many television and radio appearances; in recent years he became known for his contributions to the BBC comedy series Grumpy Old Men and his radio show on Planet Rock that aired from 2005 to 2010.
Wakeman has written three books; an autobiography and two memoirs.
He released solo records, but these were unnoticed until "Last Date" went to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. He then balanced his session work with solo work and often went on the road with Chet Atkins and Boots Randolph as a member of the Million Dollar Band.
Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born ) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author.
In 1967, Wakeman began a tenure with the Ronnie Smith Band, a dance group based at the Top Rank ballroom in Watford.
He was sacked in the following year after not taking the dance music seriously enough, but was reinstated and performed in Reading.
In 2017, Wakeman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Yes.
When Wakeman turned seven, his father paid for weekly piano lessons with Dorothy Symes which lasted for eleven years.