Rick Wakeman's Caped Crusades: The Prog Awards... 2052!
Rick looks ahead to the Progressive Music Awards… 2052!
The year is 2052, prog is having yet another revival and the Progressive Music Awards are in their 40th year. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Prog editor Jerry Ewing has the task of putting together a classic rock supergroup for the awards dinner.
The event, sponsored by First Responders, is fraught with problems. For a start, the catering has proved to be a nightmare as less than half of those attending have their own teeth and only 39 per cent have gums. Never one to shy away from difficulties, Jerry has arranged for a magnificent three-course meal consisting of soup through a straw, followed by a main course of puréed chicken vindaloo, with melted diabetic ice cream for dessert.