10 Greatest Rock Keyboardists / Pianists

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41Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey)Gregg Alan Rolie is an American singer, keyboardist and organist. Rolie served as lead singer of the bands Santana, Journey and Abraxas Pool – all of which he co-founded.V2 Comments
42Ian McLagan (Faces)

With the Small Faces, the Faces, the Rolling Stones, he was always great or super

43Steve Walsh (Kansas)

Okay, my favorite is John Paul Jones, but Steve Walsh is horribly underrated for his work with kansas as a singer and keyboardist. He barely places top fifty here and I'm not sure he's even on the singers list, but he's incredible at both of those positions, he's amazing.

44Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

The grateful dead wouldn't EXIST without pigpen

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45Robert Lamm (Chicago)

Chicago was known for its horns but Rober mastered the key in a top notch way

46Vadim Pruzhanov (DragonForce)

Have even heard the opening to where dragons rule or operation ground and pound he is super fast and plays really beautiful to!

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47Tom Scholz (Boston)Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz is an American rock musician, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder of the band Boston.

Without Tom Scholz, there'd be no Boston, thanks to his expertise at Polaroid

48Axl RoseWilliam Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Stupid show can an idiot put these piece of crap here near Emerson, lord etc absolutely imbecile kids voting here

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49Bill Payne

Little Feat's extraordinary keyboardist and a top session musician for many years on rock albums of all sorts, including Bonnie Raitt and Bob Seger. His presence on Little Feat's Dixie Chicken as well as The Doobie Brothers' China Grove strongly influenced musicians for most of the '70s and '80s. He still plays with both bands as well as Leftover Salmon.

50Steve Porcaro (Toto)

Toto sure wasn't the same when Steve left--he was a hyperpowered master on the keys alongside Dave Paich

51Chuck Leavell
52Danny Federici

He and Roy Brittan were the greats in the keys department for The Boss

53Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane)
54Ben Folds

Best rock n' roll pianist of the last 20 years. Jerry Lee Lewis piano playing which turns into Elton John and Billy Joel for the slow songs.

55Franz Nicolay
56Josh Balz (Motionless in White)
57Andrew Dost
58Allen Lanier
59Madonna Wayne Gacy
60Jason Freese
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