Top 10 Pianist/Keyboardists

The Top Ten
1 David Bryan David Bryan Rashbaum, best known as just David Bryan, is the keyboard player of the popular American Rock band Bon Jovi, with which he has also co-written songs and performed backing vocals.
2 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

There is no other! This man brought it all to us at a young age. The notes just come to him, he is one of a kind!

In November 2019, Billboard named Elton John "Top Male Solo Artist of All Time".

Did awesome collaborating with Ozzy Osbourne for the song “Ordinary Man”

3 Billy Joel William Martin Joel is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s.

of course piano man would be in this list

He is a legend

He’s the Piano Man

4 Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

Should be number 1, he's so talented and influential

CUTE AND HOT, SHOULD BE AT #1

5 Don Shirley
6 Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
7 Ray Manzarek Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr., better known as Ray Manzarek, was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author.
8 Garth Hudson Eric Garth Hudson is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist. As the organist, keyboardist and saxophonist for Canadian-American rock group the Band, he was a principal architect of the group's unique sound.

His musical prowess far exceeds most others on this list.

THE Band! No more words!

9 James Brown James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".
10 Richard Wright Richard William "Rick" Wright was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He was the main keyboardist and a backup vocalist for the psychedelic and progressive English rock band, Pink Floyd .

Welcome to The Machine

Rick!

The Contenders
11 Jon Lord Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men.

If you don't vote for the Lord, you will Burn. ;)

12 Little Richard Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name, Little Richard, was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is widely regarded to be one of the most influential rock musicians of all time.
13 Rick Wakeman Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author.

Rick Wakeman such a talent! He is so recognizable in all he does!

Why isn't Rick Wakeman right up there at the top of the list?

Yes - Awaken

14 Billy Preston William Everett Preston was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel.
15 Keith Emerson Keith Noel Emerson was an English keyboardist and composer. Emerson played in a number of bands before he found his first commercial success with the Nice.

Take a quick listen to Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression...

I don't think I could even program stuff like that with a computer, this guy is technically and musically 3 levels above everyone else I ever have heard

Best keyboardist..ever!

16 Jordan Rudess Jordan Rudess is an American keyboardist and composer best known as a member of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater and the progressive rock supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment.

Pretty fast synth solos there, Dream Theater are awesome

Prog master

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

He was blind and could play the piano. How legendary is that?

18 Alan Price
19 John Cale John Davies Cale is a Welsh musician, composer, singer, songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the American rock band the Velvet Underground.
20 George Martin Sir George Henry Martin was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician

wait he played the piano?

21 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

Bohemian Rhapsody

love

22 Gary Brooker
23 Liberace Władziu Valentino Liberace, mononymously known as Liberace, was an American pianist, singer, and actor.
24 Geddy Lee Gary Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
25 John Paul Jones John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. He is best known as the bassist for the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ...read more.
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