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 - 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 07/05/2009
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9781848090057