Veteran rocker Rick Wakeman wants to revive his flop ice show inspired by the legend of King Arthur by recruiting Olympic gold medal-winning skaters Robin Cousins and Torvill And Dean. The former Yes star launched the much-derided show in 1975 to promote his bizarre concept album, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Three London performances were scheduled but the production haemorrhaged money and went on to become known as one of the biggest examples of 1970s prog-rock indulgence.
However, Wakeman is still proud of his creation and dreams of re-staging it with legendary British skaters Cousins, who took Olympic gold in New York in 1980, and Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, whose iconic dance to Ravel's Bolero at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in 1984 made history by receiving a perfect score from all nine judges.
Wakeman tells Q magazine, "Nowadays you can do so much more with ice. I have a dream of doing it again with a huge production at the (London) O2. Over the years I have met and talked with Robin Cousins, and we could do no better than Torvill and Dean as King Arthur and his queen, Guinevere."
The Precious star shed her clothes for the cover of Thicke's 2003 record A Beautiful World and was stunned to see several blown-up copies of the picture on display at the album launch.
And the singer's father Alan was such a fan of the artwork, he took one home as a memento.
Patton says, "I mean I'm not ashamed of nudity, I think it's beautiful. It's just that when your father-in-law takes the poster home from the listening party and puts it in the TV room of his house and everyone sees it, nieces, cousins and nephews... it's a little embarrassing."