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I already found the "Hot Female Keyboard players" thread.


But is there also one for the greatest males who predominate?


I found someones old 'unfinished' list of players:


1. Greg Giuffria

2. Liberace

3. Don Airey

4. Jarboe

5. Keith Emerson

6. Glenn Gould

7. Jordan Rudess

8. Rick Wakeman

9. Derek Sherinian

10. Jools Holland

11. Ferrante & Teicher

12. Chico Marx

13. Geddy Lee

14. Billy Joel

15. Jerry Harrison

16. Jimmy Destri

17. Vlado Perlemuter

18. Dr. John

19. Ray Charles

20. Samson Francoise

21. Jon Lord

22. Bill Evans

23. Richard Wright

24. Stevie Wonder

25. Fats Waller

26. Ken Hensley

27. Tony Banks

28. Joshua Rifkin

29. Herbie Hancock

30. Antonio Carlos Jobim

31. Alfred Brendel

32. Jens Johansson

33. Thelonius Monk

34. Bud Powell

35. Alan Price

36. Franz Liszt

37. Dave Brubeck

38. Chick Corea

39. Vince Guaraldi

40. Mic Michaeli

41. Harry Connick Jr

42. George Winston

43. Gary Numan

44. Ray Manzarek

45. Burton Cummings

46. Mose Allison

47. Paul Taylor

48. James Booker

49. Van Cliburn

50. Booker T. Jones

51. Jan Hammer

52. Billy Preston

53. Sun Ra

54. Elton John

55. Toshinko Akiyoshi

56. Jimmy Waldo

57. Abdullah Ibrahim

58. Artur Rubenstein

59. Ahmad Jamal

60. Joey DeFrancesco

61. Albert

62. Chris Stainton now with Phil Brodie Band

I've added ^

Would you contribute, help fin-nish the list?

Please enlighten me of some current players who hold rank up there



Oh, sorry, hahaha, Phil beets me (blushes)to the punch

Ok, well anyway

1. Keith Emerson (ELP, Nice)

2. Rick Wakeman (Yes, Strawbs, David Bowie)

3. Jon Lord (Deep Purple)

4. Ray Manzarek (The Doors)

5. Richard Wright (Pink Floyd)

6. Tony Banks (Genesis)

7. Billy Preston

8. Ian Underwood (The Mothers Of Invention)

9. Steve Winwood (Traffic)

10. Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck)

11. Al Kooper (Blood Sweat & Tears)

12. Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, The Dregs)

13. Tony Hymas (Jeff Beck)

14. Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band)

15. Booker T. Jones

16. Jan Hammer

17. Kevin Moore (Dream Theater)

18. Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey)

19. Brian Eno

20. T. Lavitz (The Dregs)

21. Richard Tandy (ELO)

22. Dennis De Young (Styx)

23. Jens Johansen (Yngwie Malmsteen)

24. Kerry Livgren (Kansas)

25. Rod Argent (Zombies, Argent)

26. George Duke (Frank Zappa/Solo)

27. Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy, Deep Purple)

28. Garth Hudson (The Band)

29. David Sancious (Springsteen, Santana, Sting)

30. Ian Mclagan (Rolling Stones, Faces)

31. Allan Zavod (Frank Zappa)

32. Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello)

33. Max Middleton (Jeff Beck)

34. Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

35. Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)

36. Isaac Hayes

37. Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night)

38. Jon Carin (Pink Floyd, Roger Waters)

39. Tony MacAlpine

40. Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)

41. Benmont Tench (The Heartbreakers)

42. Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum, Solo)

43. Stevie Wonder

44. Amos Milburn

45. Jonathan Cain (Journey, Solo)

46. Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia)

47. Allen Ravenstine (Pere Ubu)

48. Roy Bittan (E Street Band)

49. Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues, Yes, Solo)

50. Matt Bellamy (Muse)

51. Alan Price (The Animals)

52. Leon Russell

53. Michael Mcdonald (Doobie Borothers)

54. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

55. Bob Mayo (Frampton)

56. Mike Pinder (Moody Blues)

57. Tony Kaye (Yes)

58. Bill Payne (Little Feat)

59. Richard Tee (P. Simon, P. Gabriel, James Brown)

60. Claudio Simonetti (Goblin)

61. Bernie Worrell (Talking Heads, Funkadelic)

62. David Rosenthal (Rainbow)

63. Roddy Bottum (Faith No More)

64. Robert Lamm (Chicago)

65. Michael Pinella (Symphony X)

66. Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead)

67. Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones)

68. Vincent Crane (Arthur Brown)

69. Peter Bardens

70. Jools Holland (Squeeze)

71. Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos)

72. Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon)

73. Mike Garson (David Bowie)

74. Larry Knechtel (Bread, Smith)

75. Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)

76. Burton Cummings (Guess Who)

77. Jeff Chimenti (Rat Dog, The Dead)

78. Gary Wright

79. Chris Stainton (Joe Cocker, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton +)

80. Dick Sims (Eric Clapton, Bob Seger)

81. John Evan (Jethro Tull)

82. Janne Warman (Children of Bodom, Warmen)

83. Roger Powell (Todd Rundgren, David Bowie)

84. Rick Davies (Supertramp)

85. Paul "Wix" Wickens (Paul McCartney)

86. Art Neville

87. Mark Mancina (Yes)

88. Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)

89. Felix Cavaliere Rascals

90. Page McConnell (Phish)

91. Edgar Winter

92. Roger O'Donnell (The Cure)

93. Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart)

94. Mark Kelly (Marillion)

95. David Greenfield (The Stranglers)

96. Goldy McJohn (Steppenwolf)

97. Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult)

98. Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)

99. Tony Carey (Rainbow)

100. Manfred Mann


I'm was just enjoying Sunday Concerts hdnet, & barely hearing from

KORN keys player Zac Baird.


He's got a lot to compete against, or 'share' the stage with, I meant.

Awesome drummer too, playing out in a conveniant crop circle. Sweet?


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Polly Dean

Jarvis Cloypol

Ovus "Practice" Nelson

Gary Grandbarry

Pustut McGut

Sean Relax

Abidibab Mabab


Partnart and Pringle

Bing-Bing McGee

Royal Johnscrab (ska/rnb)

Keith Scrichards

William Goldtone

Charlie Hammonk

Bravo Houston

Parker Picker Pepper

Blastoff Brent (nu metal)

Harper's Ferry






those guys are all really good i think

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I find it interesting that of all the talented musicians out there,


I continuely see many of the same names brought up over and over too.

I'm learning about lots of new artists here I'm unofamilia with, much of todays talent.

Not wanting to rely on all the old favourites John Lord, Kieth Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Ray Manzarek, Jordan Rudess

when trying to select new mu$ic to buy, to listen to at home.

Who are they? Tell me "Who Do You Love"?



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Two lists and several posts and still no mention of Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, or Johnny Johnson?


or Allen Tousaint or Floyd Cramer or ...



of course, that was back when people actually played the piano a lot; now most homes don't even have one :cry::cry:

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I found someones old 'unfinished' list of players:

6. Glenn Gould

31. Alfred Brendel

49. Van Cliburn


The classical guys should be on a list of their own. There are literally thousands of em. The ones that make a list like this had some hit record or other way of becoming a quasi-household name, but there are a ridicuous amount of classical guys that could make a list like this.

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When I read the title of this thread I thought it was going to be about keyboard players who hold/held rank as an officer in a military. If it is going to be laundry lists of keyboard players then separating into genres would be a good idea. For classical players one could also separate into "interpreters" (of Chopin, Bartok, etc).

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