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Famous Male Organists

List of famous male organists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male organists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being organists. There are thousand of males working as organists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic organists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a organist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male organists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male organists?" and "Who are the best male organists?"

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    Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 4 more
    • Credits: Dog Day Afternoon, BrĂ¼no, Lethal Weapon 3, The Road to El Dorado, Tommy + 34 more
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    David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician + 3 more
    • Credits: The Prestige, Labyrinth, Zoolander, The Last Temptation of Christ, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me + 59 more
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    Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. As a songwriter, he composed many hits for Queen, including ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 45 (1946-1991)
    • Birthplace: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
    • Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer + 2 more
    • Credits: Legenden
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    Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Film Producer + 10 more
    • Credits: John Q, The Woman in Red, America: A Tribute to Heroes, Bikini Beach, The Adventures of Pinocchio + 12 more
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    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1685-1750)
    • Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany
    • Profession: Musician, Harpsichordist, Composer, Cantor, Organist + 3 more
    • Credits: Cries and Whispers, Autumn Sonata, Amour, The Sacrifice, Battle In Heaven + 30 more
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    William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist + 3 more
    • Credits: Oliver & Company, America: A Tribute to Heroes, Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, Last Play at Shea, Elton John: One Night Only: The Greatest Hits + 7 more
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    George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 58 (1943-2001)
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician + 6 more
    • Credits: The Simpsons, Life of Brian, A Hard Day's Night, Time Bandits, Yellow Submarine + 34 more
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    James Brown is a film score composer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1933-2006)
    • Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Bandleader + 6 more
    • Credits: The Blues Brothers, Rocky IV, Blues Brothers 2000, Doctor Detroit, Holy Man + 8 more
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    Brian Wilson is an actor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Bassist, Arranger, Record producer, Pianist, Musician + 4 more
    • Credits: The Monkey's Uncle, Love & Mercy, Tales of the Rat Fink, Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey, The Union + 12 more
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    Robert James Smith is an English musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, lyricist and principal songwriter of the rock band The Cure, and its only constant member since its formation in 1976. NY Rock describes him as "pop culture's unkempt poster child of doom and gloom," and asserts that some of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Lyricist + 4 more
    • Credits: CyberWorld, The Cure: Trilogy, Rolie Polie Olie: Springy-Time Fun, The Cure: Greatest Hits, The Cure: Rock Case Studies + 1 more
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    William James "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 80 (1904-1984)
    • Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Blazing Saddles, Cinderfella, Hit Parade of 1943, Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux: Ella and Basie '79, Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux: Count Basie Jam '75 + 11 more
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    Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman is an American rock and blues singer-songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist and a founding member, with his brother Duane, of The Allman Brothers Band. In the early 1970s, the Allman Brothers Band enjoyed huge success: their album Live at Filmore East is widely regarded as one ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor + 3 more
    • Credits: Rush, Rush Week, Earth vs. The Radiators: The First 25, The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods, The Best of the Jammys: Vol. 2
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    James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the No. 3 single "Fire and Rain" and had his first No. 1 hit the following year with "You've ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Funny People, Badlands, Two-Lane Blacktop, No Nukes, The Love We Make + 6 more
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    Gregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author. He is most recognized as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and only constant member of the noted Los Angeles band Bad Religion, which he co-founded in 1979. He also embarked on a solo ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Professor, Musician, Lecturer, Singer-songwriter + 2 more
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    Lionel Leo Hampton was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton worked with jazz musicians from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 94 (1908-2002)
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Bandleader, Actor, Composer, Singer + 2 more
    • Credits: Pennies from Heaven, A Song Is Born, The Timex All-star Swing Festival, Mister Rock and Roll, Lionel Hampton & the Golden Men of Jazz + 5 more
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    Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 66 (1942-2008)
    • Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 5 more
    • Credits: South Park, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Escape from New York, Robin Hood: Men in Tights + 45 more
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    Anton Szandor LaVey was an American author, occultist, and musician. He was the founder of the Church of Satan as well as the author of The Satanic Bible and the founder of LaVeyan Satanism, a synthesized system of his understanding of human nature and the insights of philosophers who advocated ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 67 (1930-1997)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Writer, Organist
    • Credits: Satanis, Speak of the Devil: The Canon of Anton Lavey
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    Sun Ra was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," prolific musical output, and performances. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979. Controversial because of his ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 79 (1914-1993)
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Jazz Pianist, Musician, Bandleader, Actor, Composer + 4 more
    • Credits: Space Is the Place, Cry of Jazz, Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise, The Magic Sun
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    Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1857-1934)
    • Birthplace: Broadheath, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer, Organist, Solicitor, Violinist
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    Giovanni Battista Draghi, best known as Pergolesi or Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, was an Italian composer, violinist and organist. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 26 (1710-1736)
    • Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
    • Profession: Composer, Organist, Violinist
    • Credits: Woyzeck
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