Rick Wakeman wins Live Event at the 2014 Progressive Music Awards

Rick Wakeman

The 2018 Progressive Music Awards are just two days away now, so we continue our look back at past awards nights with Rick Wakeman, in usual tongue-in-cheek form as he accepted the Live Event (as it was back then) for his 40th anniversary tour of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.

This year's awards take place next Thursday in an event hosted by top comedian and prog fan Al Murray and at which Rick's old Yes cohort, guitarist Steve Howe will be honoured as this year's Prog God.

A record number of you voted this year - for which we thank you most graciously. You'll be able to watch this year's ceremony live on the Prog Facebook page. We'll be revealing all the details nearer the time. But for now, sit back and the brazen but good-natured cheek of Uncle Rick...

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.