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List of famous keyboard players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top keyboard players in the world? This includes the most prominent keyboard players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable keyboard players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic keyboard players 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 keyboard players.

Examples of famous keyboardists include David Bowie and Michael Jackson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known keyboard players to the lesser known keyboard players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the keyboard player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous keyboard players ever?" and "What are the names of famous keyboard players?" then you're in the right place. 
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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 ...more

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Joe Jonas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Moby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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John Legend is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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