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List of notable or famous keyboard players from England, with bios and photos, including the top keyboard players born in England and even some popular keyboard players who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English keyboard players then this list is the perfect resource for you. These keyboard players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known keyboard player from England is included when available.

With people ranging from David Bowie to John Lennon, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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Adrian Utley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Adrian Utley age 60 Adrian Utley is a musician.

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Alan Clark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Alan Clark age 66 Alan Clark is an English musician who was the first and main keyboardist for the rock band Dire Straits.

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Alan Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Alan Price age 75 Alan Price is an English musician, best known as the original keyboardist for the British band The Animals and for his subsequent solo work. Price was educated at Jarrow Grammar School, South ...more

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Alan Wilder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Alan Wilder age 58 Alan Charles Wilder is a British musician, formerly of Depeche Mode. His current musical project is called Recoil, started as a side project to Depeche Mode. When he left the latter in 1995, it ...more

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Andrew Latimer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Andrew Latimer age 68 Andrew Latimer is an English musician and composer who is founder and one of the original members of the progressive rock band Camel. He is mainly a guitarist and singer, but also a flautist and ...more

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Andy Connell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Andy Connell age 56 Andrew John "Andy" Connell is an English musician and composer. Along with Corinne Drewery, he is part of the duo that makes up Swing Out Sister. Born in Manchester, England, Connell ...more

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Andy McCluskey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Andy McCluskey age 58 George Andrew "Andy" McCluskey is an English musician, songwriter and record producer who is regarded as a pioneer of electronic music in the United Kingdom. McCluskey is widely ...more

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Ben Leach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Ben Leach age 48 Ben Leach was the keyboard and synthesizer player in the Liverpool-based pop band, The Farm. He joined in 1986 at the age of 17 after the death of Andy McVann in a car crash on 1 October that ...more

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Bernard Sumner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Bernard Sumner age 62 Bernard Edward Sumner, also known as Bernard Dickin, Bernard Dicken and Bernard Albrecht, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was a member of Joy Division and is currently the ...more

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Bernie Calvert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Bernie Calvert age 75 Bernard Bamford Calvert played bass guitar and keyboards with The Hollies from 1966 until 1981.

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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Brian Eno age 69 Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI, professionally known as Brian Eno or simply Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known ...more

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Chaz Jankel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Chaz Jankel age 65 Charles Jeremy "Chaz" Jankel is an English musician best known as the keyboard player and guitarist with Ian Dury and The Blockheads. He was co-writer with Dury of the band's ...more

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Chris Lowe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Chris Lowe age 58 Christopher Sean "Chris" Lowe is an English musician, who, with colleague Neil Tennant, makes up the pop duo Pet Shop Boys.

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Chris Stainton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Chris Stainton age 74 Christopher Robert "Chris" Stainton is an English session musician, keyboard player and songwriter, who first gained recognition with Joe Cocker in the late 1960s. In addition to his ...more

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Christine McVie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Christine McVie age 74 Christine Anne Perfect, professionally known as Christine McVie, is an English singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Her fame came as a member of rock band Fleetwood Mac, joining the band in 1970 ...more

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Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Damon Albarn age 50 Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the frontman of the Alternative rock band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist and ...more

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Daniel Ash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Daniel Ash age 60 Daniel Gaston Ash is an English musician, songwriter and singer. He came to prominence in the late 1970s as the guitarist for the iconic goth rock band Bauhaus, which spawned two related bands ...more

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Dave Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Dave Sinclair age 70 David Sinclair, is a keyboardist who has been part of the progressive rock Canterbury Scene. He became famous with the band Caravan and was the author of some of their classic tracks: "For ...more

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
David Bowie age 71 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 ...more

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David Sylvian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
David Sylvian age 60 David Sylvian is an English singer-songwriter and musician who came to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead vocalist and main songwriter in the group Japan. His subsequent solo work is ...more

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Eddie Jobson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Eddie Jobson age 62 Edwin "Eddie" Jobson is an English keyboardist and violinist noted for his use of synthesizers. He has been a member of several progressive rock bands, including Curved Air, Roxy ...more

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Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Gary Numan age 60 Gary Anthony James Webb, better known by his stage name Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. Born in Hammersmith, London, he first entered the music ...more

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Geoff Downes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Geoff Downes age 65 Geoffrey "Geoff" Downes is an English rock songwriter, record producer, and musician, mainly a keyboardist. He is mainly known as a member of the New wave duo The Buggles, legendary ...more

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
George Harrison Died at 58 (1943-2001) 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. ...more

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Gillian Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Gillian Gilbert age 57 Lesley Gilbert appeared in the 2007 film Joy Division.

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Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Graham Coxon age 49 Graham Leslie Coxon is an English musician, singer-songwriter and painter who came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur. As the group's lead guitarist and secondary vocalist, ...more

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Harvey Bainbridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Harvey Bainbridge age 68 Harvey Frederick Bainbridge is an English bass and keyboard player. He is best known as the bass player and keyboard player in Hawkwind. He initially joined Hawkwind members Dave Brock and ...more

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Henry Jackman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Henry Jackman age 44 Henry Jackman is a composer.

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Howard Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Howard Jones age 63 Howard Jones is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Jones had ten top 40 hit singles in the UK between 1983 and 1986, including six which reached the top ten, and his 1984 album Human's ...more

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Ian McLagan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Ian McLagan age 72 Ian Patrick 'Mac' McLagan; was an English keyboard instrumentalist, best known as a member of the English rock bands Small Faces and Faces. He also collaborated with the Rolling Stones and led ...more

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Jake Bowser is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Jake Bowser Jake Bowser is a singer and musician.

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Jamie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Jamie Brooks age 34 Jamie Brooks is an English pianist, keyboard player and composer/arranger.

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Jarvis Cocker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Jarvis Cocker age 54 Jarvis Branson Cocker is an English musician, singer-songwriter, radio presenter and editor. He is known as frontman for the band Pulp. Through his work with the band, Cocker became a figurehead ...more

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Jeff Lynne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Jeff Lynne age 70 Jeffrey "Jeff" Lynne is an English songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who gained fame as the leader and sole constant member of Electric ...more

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Jeremy Healy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Jeremy Healy age 56 Jeremy Healy is an English DJ and singer. He is a former member of the 1980s pop group, Haysi Fantayzee.

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
John Lennon Died at 40 (1940-1980) John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more

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John Paul Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
John Paul Jones age 72 John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. Best known as the bassist, keyboardist, and ...more

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John Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
John Sinclair age 64 John Sinclair is an English keyboardist who has played for bands such as The Babys, Heavy Metal Kids, Savoy Brown, The Cult, but is probably best known for his time in Uriah Heep and playing for ...more

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John Young is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
John Young age 61 John Young is a musical artist.

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Jon Lord is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Jon Lord Died at 71 (1941-2012) 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 ...more

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Jools Holland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Jools Holland age 60 Julian Miles "Jools" Holland, OBE, DL is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and television presenter. He was a founder of the band Squeeze and his work has involved him ...more

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Kate Bush age 59 Catherine "Kate" Bush, CBE is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer known for her eclectic musical style and her idiosyncratic soprano vocal performances. In ...more

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Ken Hensley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Ken Hensley age 72 Kenneth William David Hensley is a keyboard player, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer best known for his work with Uriah Heep during the 1970s. He wrote or co-wrote the majority of ...more

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Martin Gore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Martin Gore age 56 Martin Lee Gore is an English singer songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, remixer, and DJ. He is a founding member of Depeche Mode and has written the majority of their songs. His work ...more

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Matthew Fisher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Matthew Fisher age 72 Matthew Charles Fisher is an English musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known for playing the Hammond organ on the 1967 single, "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum, for ...more

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Mick Talbot is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Mick Talbot age 59 Michael "Mick" Talbot is an English keyboardist probably best known as a founder of The Style Council.

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Mike Pinder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Mike Pinder age 76 Michael Thomas "Mike" Pinder is an English rock musician, and is a founding member and original keyboard player of the British rock group the The Moody Blues. He left the group ...more

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Mike Ratledge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Mike Ratledge age 74 Michael Roland "Mike" Ratledge is a British musician. He was part of the Canterbury scene and a long-time member of Soft Machine.

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Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Morrissey age 58 Steven Patrick Morrissey, commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, or Moz, is a British singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the rock band ...more

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Nicholas McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Keyboard Players from England
Nicholas McCarthy age 43 Nicholas John "Nick" McCarthy is an English musician. He is the guitarist, backing/lead vocalist, and keyboardist of the Glasgow-based band Franz Ferdinand, as well as a member of the