Greatest Keyboard Player Of All-Time

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61 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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62 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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63 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.

64 Roger O'Donnell

Arguably the best keyboardist the cure ever had!

Just brilliant, a true master!

The best by far!

The Cure's music is life-changing. Roger's keys bring an ethereal sound that can only be described as magical brilliance. 💫⚡️💫

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65 Frederic Chopin Frederic Chopin Frédéric François Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as a leading musician of his era, whose "poetic genius ...read more.

If he's on the list, then he should be in the top 3...

A true vituoso whose compositions are still being copied globally 150+ years later

66 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer ...read more.

Freddie should be higher on this list! Take me to The Seven Seas of Rhye!

67 Richard Tandy

Very underrated player, probably because ELO's music was not keyboard solo heavy. But if you listen to how much ground he covers in the overall mesh of sound they were famous for, you realize what a gifted player he is. Also arranged many of the vocal and orchestral parts, was originally the bands bassist, and is an accomplished jazz guitarist!

Totally underrated, but then again, ELO is always underrated. From playing hard and heavy in Roll Over Beethoven to the electronic wizardry that was shown off in Time, the man could do it all.

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68 Yanni

No one can touch his place in the universe

The best keyboard player in the earth

69 Woolly Wolstenholme

Unique compositionally amongst so called rock stars.

Master of the Mellotron, and a great entertainer. RIP.

Musical genius and lovely human being. RIP Woolly

70 Billy Preston

Billy Preston (the only musician to work with both The Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" & the Beatles "Let it be") has more soul than any other keyboard player I've heard. Take a listen of "that's the way god planned it" from George Harrison's Bangladesh Concert, Just beautiful.

Ranked too low. The man was a child prodigy, performing with Nat King Cole when he was 10. Brilliant musician.

He has played with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton

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71 Mike Garson

Played with Bowie over 30 years and added so much to every song he played on, listen to the piano on the Aladdin Sane album, especially Lady Grinning Soul and name anyone better.

There is absolutely no one who compares to Mike Garson.

Best solo fusion Jazz/Avant garde on Aladdin Sane!

72 Kiyo (Janne Da Arc)

He has super fast fingers!

73 Lyle Mays

I've been a rock keyboardist since 1964. For decades I never heard anyone in rock who really impressed me as an organ or piano player. Until the first time I heard Lyle Mays! It was like being electrocuted by the Buddha. There is just nobody who matches him in melodic beauty.

Lyle Mays doesn't make even the top 10? Lyle is the true number ONE! The masses as usual do not have a clue. Such an absolute genius & supernaturally gifted keyboard player who has been willingly/happily subject to an even greater gift (Pat Metheny of course) all these years speaks volumes for his love, passion & respect for TRUE music. MVW

Lyle is a brilliant play that plays exactly what is needed for the sound. Defiantly in my top 5.

Has to be in the top ten of anyone who has listened to his music.

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74 Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, ...read more.

Chopin's on the list...so I guess he's #2

These one is another level. The classics are classics and they are ontouchable. This list is nuts... who think the same?

75 Billy Powell

How is this guy not in the top 20 or so.

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76 Benmont Tench

Probably the most underrated keyboard player anywhere. The reason? He doesn't overplay. Just plays what is needed for the song and nothing more.

Listen to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and tell me this guy isn't top 5

77 Coy Henry

This guy is way too good for a prodigy annexed with a masterpiece band 'snarky puppy' coy's exreme sagacityin keyboard makes him one of d best in the states and d world.His adroit sense of notes and tonality gives him an advantage over others whilst his swift fingers are amazing

78 Howard Jones Howard Jones Howard Jones (Born July 20th, 1970) is an American Heavy Metal vocalist. He currently fronts the band Light the Torch (Formerly Devil You Know), but is best known for his tenure in the band Killswitch Engage from 2002 to 2012 and was a vocalist for the now defunct Blood Had Been Shed.

Started as a "one-man band" when he received two keyboards in the mail, when he only ordered one. Went on to take the 80s synth-pop world by storm!

Classically trained and taught people too. Great on a synth as well as a piano this guys needs to be in the top ten of not top in my eyes.

Deserves to be much higher.

Is great!

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79 Chris Martin Chris Martin

Greatest pianist of all time. How could there be another choice...

Chris Martin is a master at keyboards and makes beutiful music with them

80 Bernie Worrell

Definitely should be in the top 10...simply a genius! Is the inspiration for all the hip-hop, techno and club music that we hear today...

If you ever seen him play live theirs no question that he's one of the very best! Keyboards and moog wow!

THE MAN CREATES HIS OWN SOUNDS! SOUNDS THAT STILL USED TODAY IN HIP-HOP, TECHNO, AND DANCE. HE IS THE INVISIBLE MAN BEHIND ALL OF MODERN MUSIC.

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