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Yes, we were the original Spinal Tap, says Rick Wakeman of Seventies prog-rock supergroup
We were playing a gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall when I realised quite how different my lifestyle was from thatof the other members of Yes.
Tales From Topographic Oceans, our grandiose 1973 album, was regarded by fans and critics alike as our most ‘challenging’ and I was really struggling with the tour.
Not because it was hard work – quite the opposite, in fact. As the keyboard player, there were quite a few passages where I had nothing to do or was just holding down one key.
There was a mad percussion section where everybody banged things. It lasted about ten minutes, though it felt like a year… More
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