10 Greatest Rock Keyboardists / PianistsKeyboardists were chosen for their skill, creativity, influence,
impact, musical depth & expression, and lasting popularity in 'Rock' music.
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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.
If this band was not underrated he would be in 10th place. Just listen to the solo on House of Rising Sun
Axl Rose, and Eddie Van Halen above Billy Powell? Obviously fans, not musicians are making this list. Nobody played honky tonk piano like Billy. Nobody.
How is it that this great musician is #70. Give me a break. Billy was the best! R.I.P. my brother.V 2 Comments
He and Roy Brittan were the greats in the keys department for The Boss
Truly one of the most underrated and overlooked keyboardists and singer/songwriters in rock music. Organ solo in "I'm OK", keyboard solo in "Angry Young Man", etc. His keyboard compositions helped define the sound of Styx.V 2 Comments
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.
If there is one thing that gets me mad, it's how under appreciated Billy Corgan is. Just listen to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and Adore, and you'll see how great Corgan really is.
Doug and his organ were the mind, heart and soul of Iron Butterfly
One of the most innovative and influential musicians in Rock since the 70s. He invented a way to use the synthesizer in rock music, and has been involved in creating the sound of so may experimenting bands through the 70s and 80s and so on.
Including Roxy Music (start of his career as keyboardist, he left), The Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, David Bowie (making the sound for the Berlin-trilogy and others) and many more. He also made lots of great experimental soloalbums.
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