En:Rick Wakeman

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Bro.Rick Wakeman. W.Bro.Roger De Courcey WM & IPM W.Bro.Roger Kitter
KEYBOARD LEGEND AND CHELSEA LODGE NO. 3098 MEMBER RICK WAKEMAN WAS RECENTLY ELECTED KING RAT OF THE GRAND ORDER OF WATER RATS
In May he will be installed as the Worshipful Master of the Chelsea Lodge. This is the first time in history that one person has been at the helm of the two show business fraternities.
The GOWR predates the Chelsea Lodge by around seventeen years being formed in 1880. Many of its founders were Freemasons and some of its objectives were based around the lodge format, such as raising money for charity.
Chelsea Lodge and GOWR have enjoyed a very long association with many 'Rats' also being members of the Lodge, such as Joe Pasquale, Jess Conrad, and Roger De Courcey. Many King Rats have also been master of the lodge, but Rick will be the first to hold both titles.
Rick is about to commence a world tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of his landmark concept album Journey to the Centre of the Earth, based on the novel by Jules Verne. The show opens at the Albert Hall in April.

Rick Wakeman

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Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, author, and actor. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released in the 1970s.

Born and raised in west London, Wakeman intended on being a concert pianist but quit his studies at the Royal College of Music in 1969 to become a full time session musician. His early sessions included playing on "Space Oddity", among others, for David Bowie and songs by Junior's Eyes, T. Rex, Elton John, and Cat Stevens.

Wakeman became a member of Strawbs in 1970 before joining Yes a year later, becoming part of the band's "classic" line-up and playing on some of their most successful and influential albums across two stints until 1980. Wakeman began a solo career during this time, in 1973. He formed his rock band, The English Rock Ensemble, in 1974 which he continues to perform with.

Videos

  • Lewis Masonic: "On the Level - With Rock Star Rick Wakeman (from the band YES and BBCs Watchdog) Part 1

Andrew Selwyn-Crome talks to rock star Rick Wakeman in what turns out to be a from the heart discussion about his family, his masonic membership and what Freemasonry means to him."

  • Lewis Masonic: "On the Level - With Rock Star Rick Wakeman (from the band YES and BBCs Watchdog) Part 2

In this second part of the interview Rock Star Rick Wakeman talks about how he applies masonic lessons to his daily life."

Music

  • Rick Wakeman
  • Rick Wakeman - Catherine Aragon (2009)
  • Rick Wakeman - Anne Boleyn (2009)

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