Greatest Keyboard Player Of All-Time

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41 Neil Doughty

I met him once, he smelt like peanut butter

42 Martin Gore

Come on He, Vince Clarke, Alan Wilder and Nick Rhodes are the Quintessential keyboardists of all time...Sure you can count every member of Kraftwerk along with them but Martin Gore really brought this list to ahead and made electronic music a mainstream genre.

How can this man not be included on the list? Depeche Mode basically were the catalyst to today's EDM genre. He and Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) are my 2 favourite keyboard players, and both DM and DD are 2 of my favourite bands for the same reasons. They are original, they forge a great fusion of both guitars and synths, and are so underrated as musicians in the eyes of the music press. Martin writes most of the band's songs alone, and has collaborated with Dave Gahan on their latest releases more.

He needs to be in the Top 5 of this list.

The greatest musician in the world?.. The most influential?.. You only should enjoying the silence to understand why Martin is the 'man with the wings'..

Not the best keyboard player, but sure one of the best writer and composer, the soul of DM

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43 Roy Bittan

A pivotal cornerstone to so many of Bruce Springsteen's signature songs, as well as those of many other artists, "The Professor" possesses the talent to make you smile, to make you pump your fist, and to make you cry, all in the same song. On a stage as crowded as that of the E Street Band, Roy Bittan stands out.

44 Steve Walsh
45 Magne Furuholmen

His keyboard riffs are ever catchy. He's the creator of the most famous pop keyboard riff of the '80... Take on me as well as beautiful piano melodies from the '90 til today.

In my opinion he must be definitely in the top ten.

Are you joking me? 56 sorry but I would say number 1 he is a genius and not just on the keyboard this is a complete insult to me and all a-ha fans!

the best!

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46 Stephen Devassy

He is one of the best classical - western keyboardist player in india

He is one of the best in India

He is just amazing, his fingers just flow through the piano, truly amazing pianist

He is fabulous...

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47 Billy Joel Billy Joel

Top 2...Billy and Rick Wakeman. Different styles so I'd call it a tie but if I had to pick, it's Billy. Once you see him in concert and experience the range, clarity and accuracy you'll never be the same and you'll never miss any of his shows. He embodies and is The Piano Man.

But he's not a keyboardist, he's the piano man

How is Billy Joel not top 5?

Come on this is crazy

To many hits to list jon cain #2 give me a break
Strangest key board list of all time

Scenes From An Italian Restaurant and Angry Young Man as well as hits like Moving Out, Allentown and My Life. Any.more reasons why he's great?

48 Tori Amos Tori Amos

Perhaps it's because she's such a stunning composer, vocalist and performer, her keyboard skills are overlooked, just as Prince was sometimes underrated as a guitarist.

A true composer - this woman paints with her piano. Her music has touched and even healed the souls of so many who were lost, broken, bruised.

She is living with her piano in her own mysterious world. It is pleasure to see her in collaboration with instrument. Singing voice and melody are living as one

'Not only is her songwriting incredible, but her technique is just mind blowing. I swear she plays like she has twenty fingers.'

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49 Jean Michel Jarre Jean Michel Jarre

Well he basically revolutionized the whole music world singlehandedly doing what all people thought was impossible, finding the softness in electronic music and bringing it to the masses, the artists of today has got a plenty to be thankful for!

Should be top 10, not only for his talent but for his vision!

In a different class to everyone. Pure legend


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50 Gregg Rolie Gregg Rolie 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.

IMO, the greatest keyboard player of them all.

51 Dave Greenfield

Unique sound, quirky, melodic, he's what makes The Stranglers unique. His keyboard runs always make me think-how does he do that, nobody's fingers can move that fast.

Just listen to no more heroes and you'll see why he's definitely one of the best keyboardists around. Plus he's a punk keyboardist.

Unique... His sound created by him.. Others followed a trend he went it alone and that's what makes the stranglers what they are today...

Easily the pick of this list.

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52 Jens Johansson

Jens Johansson is definitely one of the best keyboardists, clearly anything but a top 5 position reveals either a lack of understanding or some commercial aspects weighed in. Also, Rudess may have gotten in the wrong poll, place under long beard.

The Number one, the faster and precisely on the world, with unique technique

The best keyboardist worldwide!

He's very good and should be much higher than this. He's got incredible speed and technique.
Give a listen to the song Rising Force by Yngwie Malmsteen, or Stratovarius songs. - Metal_Treasure

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53 Steve Winwood Steve Winwood Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood is an English musician whose genres include rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz.

In my opinion he should be in the top ten for sure. I think he is one of the most underrated musicians of all time, and this list certainly doesn't help his cause. He can play everything but his keyboard/organ skills are amazing!

There aren't 32 better than this guy. Up, please.

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54 Chris Lowe

He doesn't move, but sounds!

Best keyboardist in electromusic

Pet Shop Boys

El mejor tecladista, se reinventa siempre con su rstilo

55 Andrew Fletcher

The only one who can play keyboards without hands and eat bananas at the same time. Who one else can do that? Andy Fletcher forever!

The backbone of Depeche Mode. Simply the best.

Does he play keyboards or simply clap hands or play with unplugged synthetisers on stage?

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56 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

He's supposed to be higher than this.

Not only keyboard genius. The synthesizer inventor.

He should certainly be on Higher Ground than this...

Stevie's ability to create soundscapes that move you to feel the emotions he is trying to convey via music storytelling is above none. He is a gifted creator who has influenced musicians across genres- Prince, RHCP, MJ, the Weekend, George Michael, to name a few. And, he is an amazing live performer. He is definitely in the top 10.

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57 Vadim Pruzinhov

he is epic! maybe not as good as the guy from children of bodom though.


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58 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

Mike deserves a plane between 1-10 because he's one of the best mixer as well as a great keyboardist... Have of the Linkin Park's mixing job is done by him and Joe Hahn!... Mike rules!

He is the best keyboardist and works well with samplers and synthesizer. He is a allrounder. A guitarist, keyboardist, Turn tabler... And a long a list! He deserves to be in top 10!

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59 Vince Clarke

I would love to simply speak of his genius in three words, but recognize that there's so much more. Those three words, "Upstairs At Eric's." (Drops mic.)

Techno pop genius!

Damn how do I take my vote back and vote for Vince?

The Best

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60 Ronald Jenkees

Ronald Jenkees is very unknown and VERY underrated. He is undoubtedly one of the best of his time. He has his own flow, his own style that is incredible and unique. You can FEEL his music. It touches the soul.

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