Rick Wakeman's Key To Keys

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0120161221

0120161221

Rick Wakeman presents the first in a two-part special bringing you some of his favourite keyboard tracks from artists like Emerson Lake and Palmer to Elton John and Rod Argent and not forgetting the amazing Mrs Mills. In this first show Rick also chats to fellow rock pianist Don Airey. Keyboard player with Deep Purple since 2002 he has also written and played keyboards for artists like Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Rick and Don chat about how he started his career playing on a cruise ship before being spotted playing live in a London club and being invited to play with Cozy Powell. Don also treats us to a live version of one of his own compositions on the Elton John piano. And you can hear a live version of Fire by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown recorded at a session for the BBC back in 1968.

0120161221

Rick Wakeman presents the first in a two-part special bringing you some of his favourite keyboard tracks from artists like Emerson Lake & Palmer to Elton John and Rod Argent and not forgetting the amazing Mrs Mills. In this first show Rick also chats to fellow rock pianist Don Airey. Keyboard player with Deep Purple since 2002 he has also written and played keyboards for artists like Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Rick and Don chat about how he started his career playing on a cruise ship before being spotted playing live in a London club and being invited to play with Cozy Powell. Don also treats us to a live version of one of his own compositions on the Elton John piano. And you can hear a live version of Fire by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown recorded at a session for the BBC back in 1968.

0220161228

0220161228

Rick Wakeman presents the second in a two-part special bringing you some of his favourite keyboard tracks. In tonight's show you can hear music from The Faces, The Doors and our featured artist Jools Holland. He also throws a spotlight on the synthesiser and there's a live session from Georgie Fame recorded at the Camden Theatre back in 1964. Plus Rick treats us to a live performance on the Elton John piano.

0220161228

Rick Wakeman presents the second in a two-part special bringing you some of his favourite keyboard tracks. In tonight's show you can hear music from The Faces, The Doors and our featured artist Jools Holland. He also throws a spotlight on the synthesiser and there's a live session from Georgie Fame recorded at the Camden Theatre back in 1964. Plus Rick treats us to a live performance on the Elton John piano.

0320170417

0320170417

Rick Wakeman presents some of his favourite and notable keyboard tracks, including the world exclusive first play of a rare alternative version of David Bowie's Kooks, which Rick played on during the Hunky Dory sessions. Rick also features Supertramp on the famous Trident Studio piano, Alan Price, Steve Winwood's work with Spencer Davis and Talk Talk, Billy Preston, Ray Charles and Jon and Vangelis.

Rick will also be joined at the Radio 2 Elton John piano by his son Adam, who will play live and discuss his father's influence on him and his own work with Black Sabbath, Annie Lennox, Will Young and Atomic Kitten among others.

0320170417

Rick Wakeman presents some of his favourite and notable keyboard tracks.

0320170417

Rick Wakeman presents some of his favourite and notable keyboard tracks.

Rick Wakeman presents some of his favourite and notable keyboard tracks, including the world exclusive first play of a rare alternative version of David Bowie's Kooks, which Rick played on during the Hunky Dory sessions. Rick also features Supertramp on the famous Trident Studio piano, Alan Price, Steve Winwood's work with Spencer Davis and Talk Talk, Billy Preston, Ray Charles and Jon and Vangelis.

Rick will also be joined at the Radio 2 Elton John piano by his son Adam, who will play live and discuss his father's influence on him and his own work with Black Sabbath, Annie Lennox, Will Young and Atomic Kitten among others.

3Episode 320170417

Rick Wakeman presents some of his favourite and notable keyboard tracks.

04With guest Tony Banks20170828

Rick Wakeman presents Key to Keys in Rock and is joined by guest Tony Banks.

As part of Radio 2's 'Rock On 2' day Rick Wakeman presents Rick Wakeman's Key to Keys in Rock celebrating some of the most famous rock keyboard riffs and some of the best rock keyboard players. Rick also chats to composer, songwriter, keyboardist and a founder member of the Genesis, Tony Banks. Tony talks about his first school bands, playing keyboards for Genesis and about his solo work and the challenges of working with an orchestra.

04With Guest Tony Banks20170828

Rick Wakeman presents Key to Keys in Rock and is joined by guest Tony Banks.

As part of Radio 2's 'Rock On 2' day Rick Wakeman presents Rick Wakeman's Key to Keys in Rock celebrating some of the most famous rock keyboard riffs and some of the best rock keyboard players. Rick also chats to composer, songwriter, keyboardist and a founder member of the Genesis, Tony Banks. Tony talks about his first school bands, playing keyboards for Genesis and about his solo work and the challenges of working with an orchestra.