Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman was, I believe, trained as a classical pianist … but decided to change direction and explore the popular music field. He came to my attention when on keyboards with Yes, and impressed me even more when he made his solo recordings. Continue reading

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“Deborah”

A product of the early 1980s. Jon Anderson (lead vocal for Yes), and Vangelis (“Chariots of Fire” movie sound track) combined their respective creativity here. Continue reading

“Goodbye to Love”

Those of you who were listening to music in the early 1970s will surely remember this Carpenters’ recording. You may also remember every note of the “fuzzed” guitar (courtesy of Tony Peluso), and will probably reflect on the premature departure of Karen Carpenter. Continue reading