Famous Male Keyboard Players

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

With people ranging from Chick Churchill to Chris Jasper, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

While this isn't a list of all male keyboard players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male keyboard players?" and "Who are the best male keyboard players?"
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Keyboard Players
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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, and in the early 1980s, became a dominant figure in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Keyboard Players
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Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the United States, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10 singles, four of which reached number two and nine of which reached number one. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Keyboard Players
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John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the rhythm guitarist for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued as a solo artist and as a collaborator of Ono's music. Born in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. In 1957, he formed his first band, the Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. He was initially the group's de facto leader, a role ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Keyboard Players
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David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (, BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom

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