Grumpy Old Rockstar
And Other Wondrous Stories
By (author) Rick Wakeman
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Grumpy Old Rockstar by Rick Wakeman
Book DescriptionAround about August 1948, Mr and Mrs Cyril Wakeman had an early night and some time later, at Perivale in Middlesex, Mrs Wakeman produced a bonny baby son. They named him Richard, but he quickly became known as Rick. Rick was a likable little fellow who had a talent for the piano and for making trouble, and music became Rick's life. Later he joined a popular music group called Yes and became a legend. Much later he became a Grumpy Old Man who appears on "Countdown", hosts a hugely popular radio show on Planet Rock and performs a one-man show telling stories about his rather extraordinary life. Which is where this book you are holding comes in.Mr Wakeman is simply one of the great storytellers of our age - let's face it, he has some fabulous material. It seemed a shame that some of the funniest yarns should not be more widely known. So he accepted some cash and here we are. Curl up by the fire with a "Grumpy Old Rock Star" and your nearest and dearest. We defy you not to want to read it aloud and laugh.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781848090040
(240mm x 162mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Preface Publishing
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rick Wakeman
Further Adventures of a Grumpy Old Rock Star, Paperback (May 2010)
Takes you on a trip of absurd excess, a cultural car crash of side-splitting hilarity and a glimpse (again) into the life of one of Britain's most legendary showmen, rock stars and all-time great raconteurs.
Grumpy Old Rock Star, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Rick Wakeman
Around about August 1948, Mr and Mrs Cyril Wakeman had an early night and some time later, at Perivale in Middlesex, Mrs Wakeman produced a bonny baby son. They named him Richard, but he quickly became known as Rick. Rick was a likeable little fellow who had a talent for the piano and for making trouble. Music became Rick's life.
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Author Biography - Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman is the most gifted keyboard player of his generation, as at home on stage at a rock concert as in the organ loft of a great cathedral. As keyboard player for the 70s supergroup Yes his extraordinary live tours and multimillion-selling albums are legendary. He has also appeared on Top Gear achieving a lamentable lap time of 1.55.26.
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