1 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.
2 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.
I genuinely believe he is one of, if not, the best piano player. A true king, legend, like no other.
3 Freddie Mercury - Queen
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.
He had great piano skills.
You can see it:
Seven seas of rhyes (especially live - Wembley 1986 -, because there he played it faster)
You take my breath away
Love of my life (not live)
4 Leon Russell
5 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.
Jon Lord not even on the list?
6 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.
7 David Bryan - Bon Jovi
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.
8 Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen (January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) was a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He was best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
HE'S SOOOOOO MUCH BETTER THAN FREDDIE WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
9 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.
10 Dr. John - Mac Rebennack
11 Benmont Tench - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
12 Billy Preston
William Everett Preston was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel.
Nothing from nothing means nothing.
13 Paul McCartney - The Beatles
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 .
14 John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
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.
15 Rick Wakeman
Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author.
16 Richard Wright - Pink Floyd
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 .
Am I dreaming or I'm seeing people who play keyboards/piano as a secondary instrument voted above Rick Wright the master of all ? Freddie Mercury at 4 and Rick Wright 16... there's something wrong here...
17 Chris Martin - Coldplay
Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.
18 Axl Rose - Guns 'n' Roses
William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
19 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.
20 Richard Manuel - The Band
Richard George Manuel was a Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the pianist, regular lead singer, and occasional drummer of The Band.
21 Mike Pinder - The Moody Blues
22 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.
23 Ray Manzarek
Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr., better known as Ray Manzarek, was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author.
24 Tony Banks
25 Amy Lee - Evanescence
Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.