There are always things which are anticipated just a little bit more than the norm. Some of these are overwhelmingly successful (Deep Purple's reunion with Perfect Strangers, for example, or Bruce Dickinson's return to Iron Maiden), while others are markedly less so (the Genesis 'reboot' with Calling All Stations, or David Gilmour's intensely underwhelming Rattle..
Those of us who teethed musically in the '70s were blessed to witness the flourishing of a triumvirate of amazing keyboard players: Tony Banks, Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. All three were in their prime and playing in bands also at their musical peak. Yes were my favourite band in those years, and while Jon..
Royal Festival Hall, London (13/7/2019) Photos: Graeme Stroud In truth I have genuinely never seen or heard a standing ovation as long... Having missed Wakeman’s previous full performance of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth at the Albert Hall in 2014, I was highly pleased to be given the opportunity to attend this, his..