Best Progressive Rock Keyboardists
The Top Ten
1 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 .
It's interesting that Keith Emerson once said when talking about Progressive Rock keyboardists, "There's Richard Wright and the rest of us..."!
2 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.
Just listen to ELP's self titled. The guy's phenomenal.
He is a god.
3 Tony Banks
Years later, his keyboard contributions stand out as the most memorable, tasteful, epic, beautiful.
4 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.
5 Robert Fripp
6 Geddy Lee
Geddy 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.
7 Jon Anderson
John Roy Anderson, known professionally as Jon Anderson, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the former lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes, which he co-founded in 1968 with bassist Chris Squire.
8 Rick Wakeman
Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author.
All of these players are great but I personally believe Rick Wakeman is the best. If you need proof just listen to Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographical Oceans, Going for the One; Anderson, Bruford, Wakemon, Howe; and his Life on Mars piano tribute to David Bowie.
9 Kerry Minnear
10 Richard Barbieri
11 John Evan
12 Mike Pinder
13 Tony Kaye
14 Peter Bardens
15 Gary Brooker
16 Matthew Fisher
17 Chris Copping
18 Ian McDonald
20 Jon Lord
John 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.
BAdd New Item