Greatest Keyboard Player Of All-Time

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121 Josh Silver

The keyboardist for Type O Negative really understood how this instrument should be played. The atmospheric qualities he brings to his music and his technique are amazing.

Josh integrated keyboards into metal like nobody else could. He said he couldn't play, but listen to the blistering organ solo on "September Sun". He surely can!

122 Martin Hedin
123 Hiromi

Brilliant piano sensibility. Her compositions Green Tea Farm and Place To Be are stunningly beautiful & magnificently performed. One of the most gifted pianist-composers of all time.

Best Keyboard player and musician on Earth today.

124 Bobby Laquidara

This guy is sublime. He is a phenomenal multi keyboard player. I think he is from the Boston/New Hampshire area.

125 Robert Lamm Robert Lamm Robert William Lamm is an American keyboardist, singer and songwriter who came to fame as a founding member of the pop rock band Chicago.

Have any of you listened] to the complex, technical keyboards of Chicago?

126 George Duke

Eat that question, uncle Remus, worked with everyone!

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127 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren

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.

128 Roger Powell

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.

129 David Foster David Foster David Walter Foster is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger, who has won 16 Grammys.
130 Leon Russell

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.

131 Paul Shaffer

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."

132 Johannes Schmoelling

Great keyboard player from Tangerine Dream. Excellent pianist and composer. Now a solo artist and member of Loom.

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133 Richard Silverthorn

Keyboardist and electronics wizard from the chronically under exposed Bristol band Mesh

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134 Jason Rebello

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...

135 Thomas Dolby

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.

136 Kit Watkins

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.

137 Kate Bush Kate Bush
138 Michael Boddicker
139 Alan Clark
140 Johnny Greenwood
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