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 was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, 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, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers ...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 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 than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His single "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"/"Candle in the Wind 1997" ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom

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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 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 popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership. Born and raised in Liverpool, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. ...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 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 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work. Aside from his musical abilities, he is recognised for his androgynous beauty, which was an iconic element to his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969 when his song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom

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