Greatest Keyboard Player Of All-Time
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Have any of you listened] to the complex, technical keyboards of Chicago?
Eat that question, uncle Remus, worked with everyone!V 1 Comment
Should be in the top 10, along with Geddy Lee.V 1 Comment
THE greatest musician of all time. Still going strong at 65? His albums are exceptional right from the Nazz in 1968 up to today. His a wizard a true star must be one of the best ever.
One of the more overlooked musicians in this poll, Roger Powell worked with Robert Moog, and helped demo ARP synths in the early '70s before he eventually replaced three keyboardists in Todd Rundgren's Utopia. Powell created the Powell Probe which was one of the first mobile keyboards with a strap that allowed you the freedom to move about on stage. Powell also played keyboards on tour with David Bowie in 1978, and worked with many bands that Rundgren produced, including Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out Of Hell' album.
Hands down the greatest keyboardist of all times. He played on about 50% of songs heard on the radio for about 25 years which includes every single beach boys recording. He invented Joe Cocker FFS. He played with and was referred to as the best by his peers which included Elton John. You'd better recognize.
Completely self-taught, a musical genius who can play just about anything by ear. Not only a veteran of the original cast of "Saturday Night Live," and 32 years as the band leader for David Letterman, Paul Shaffer is the industry's go-to guy for large-scale stage shows, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony. Paul doesn't miss a beat, as the great James Brown said, even with "the pressure of time."
The Cars were a great group. Hawkes made them a Classic.
One of the leaders of the synthpop movement. Listen to "Just What I Needed" sometime to see his skills.
Multi talented,incredible keyboard player,master of many instruments,great singer.
Great keyboard player from Tangerine Dream. Excellent pianist and composer. Now a solo artist and member of Loom.V 1 Comment
Keyboardist and electronics wizard from the chronically under exposed Bristol band MeshV 1 Comment
Awards at 19 and a Grammy winning song over 20 years later. One of the top keyboard players in the world. On the wish list of many top artists. Sting, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Pee Wee Ellis, Joss Stone, Madeline Peyroux, Manu Katche, Charlene Soraia, Desree, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson, Omar and currently MC for Clare Teal. Incidentally he's also an incredible jazz pianist and has played with the best. Wayne Shorter, Bud Shank, Gary Burton, Branford Marsallis, Tommy Smith, Jean Toussaint and Tim Garland to mention a few. Dare you to find someone who isn't a fan...
Considered the father of modern electronic music, Dolby's "Golden Age of Wireless" album was a tour de force in the early 80s with hits like "She Blinded Me With Science", "One of Our Submarines", and "Europa and the Pirate Twins". His follow up album "The Flat Earth" featured "Hyperactive" and "Dissidents". He played with Howard Jones, and Stevie Wonder in a Grammy Award appearance. He performed as keyboardist for David Bowie and Lene Lovich. He performed keyboards for the rock group "Foreigner" in their album "7". In later years, his albums featured cooperative songs with George Clinton, Eddie Van Halen, and Edie Reader.
After a successful solo tour in 2004, he released the album "A Tour of the Floating City". He is now a music professor emertias at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
He was one of the keyboardists in Happy The Man, and played the best Minimoog solos imaginable.
The master of the minimoog.
His solos in Happy The Man and Camel are brilliant. He has an excellent sense of rhythm and melody, and they come out in his flowing solos.
Check his keyboarding on "Telegraph Road". - Powerfultekin
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