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List of Famous Keytarists

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List of famous keytarists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top keytarists in the world? This includes the most prominent keytarists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable keytarists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic keytarists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned keytarists.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including "Weird Al" Yankovic and Imogen Heap.

From reputable, prominent, and well known keytarists to the lesser known keytarists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the keytarist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous keytarists ever?" and "What are the names of famous keytarists?" then you're in the right place. (56 items)
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    Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original ...more

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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: USA, Downey, California
    • Profession: Television director, Record producer, Keytarist, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: UHF, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection, Weird Al Presents Al-TV, Spy Hard
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    John Frank Tesh is an American pianist and composer of pop music, as well as a radio host and television presenter. His ten-year-old "Intelligence for Your Life" radio show reaches 14.2 million listeners/week, and is syndicated by Teshmedia on 400 stations in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. In addition he ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Garden City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Musician, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: Soapdish, The Bodyguard, Shocker, Love Affair, He Said, + more
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    Chick Corea is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Keytarists
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    Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Many of his compositions are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis' band in the 1960s, he participated in the birth of the electric jazz fusion movement. In the 1970s he formed Return to ...more

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    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Chelsea
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Keytarist, Pianist, Bandleader, + more
    • Credits: Classic Rhythm & Blues: Vol. 3, Classic Rhythm & Blues: Vol. 2, Chick Corea & Gary Burton: Interaction, Jam Miami: A Celebration of Latin Jazz, Classic Rhythm & Blues: Vol. 4, + more
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    Thomas Dolby is an English musician and producer best known for his 1982 hit "She Blinded Me with Science" and 1984 single "Hyperactive!". He has also worked extensively in production and as a session musician, as a technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and as the Music Director for the TED ...more

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    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Keytarist, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Howard the Duck, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Rockula, Gothic, Roger Waters: The Wall: Live in Berlin, + more
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    Todd Rundgren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Keytarists
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    Todd Harry Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop star, supported by the certified gold solo double LP Something/Anything? in 1972, his career has produced a diverse range of recordings, both as a solo artist ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Recording Engineer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: American Hustle, Dumb & Dumber, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky
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    Jan Hammer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Keytarists
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    Jan Hammer is a composer, pianist and keyboardist. He first gained his most visible audience while playing keyboards with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, as well as his film scores for television and film including "Miami Vice Theme" and "Crockett's Theme", from the popular 1980s program, ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Record producer, Jazz Pianist, Keytarist, Songwriter, Pianist, + more
    • Credits: Secret Admirer, Cocaine Cowboys, A Night in Heaven, Dark Angel, Knight Rider 2000, + more
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    Donald Fagen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Keytarists
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    Donald Jay Fagen is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the rock band Steely Dan. Following the initial breakup of Steely Dan in 1981, he launched a long-running, if sporadic, solo career in 1982, spawning four albums to date. The fourth album, Sunken ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Keytarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer, + more
    • Credits: American Hustle, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Zodiac, Heavy Metal
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    Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman is an English keyboard player and songwriter best known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes. He is also known for his solo albums, contributing to the BBC comedy series Grumpy Old Men and for Rick's Place, his former radio show on Planet ...more

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Perivale, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Keyboard player
    • Credits: David Bowie: Five Years, Countdown, Yes: Live at Montreux 2003, Yessongs
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