Rick Wakeman Pays Tribute To Gary Pickford Hopkins

06/27/2013
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(Classic Rock) Rick Wakeman has paid tribute to vocalist Gary Pickford Hopkins, who died at the weekend aged 65. The Wild Turkey and Eyes Of Blue frontman worked with Wakeman on his concept albums Journey To The Centre Of The Earth and The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table.

"I always felt he deserved more recognition than he got as a singer," says Wakeman, "although he had that recognition from his peers and contemporaries. Gary had a great sense of humour, which you're going to need if you're on the road for a long time.

"It was a drug-free band but we made up for it with drinking and we did like to party, so I have a lot of happy memories of being on the road with Gary." More rock news.

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