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List of Famous Keyboard Players

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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. 
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Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million ...more
Gregg Allman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman is an American rock and blues singer-songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist and a founding member, with his brother Duane, of The Allman Brothers Band. In the ...more
Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant pop songs, and for film scores. Since ...more
Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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
Brandon Flowers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Brandon Richard Flowers is an American musician, singer, songwriter and lyricist. He is a principal songwriter and lead singer of the Las Vegas-based rock band the Killers. Due to his prolific ...more
Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and Western Canada and then busking in the ...more
Ray Manzarek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr., known as Ray Manzarek, was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 ...more
Herbie Hancock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Starting his career with jazz legend Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles ...more
Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group the ...more
John Frusciante is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer. He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, from 1988 until 1992, and again ...more
Little Richard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name Little Richard, is an American recording artist, songwriter, and musician. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more ...more
Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an ...more
Tom Lehrer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Thomas Andrew Lehrer is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he ...more
Eddie Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-born American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band ...more
Jarvis Cocker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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
Macy Gray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie ...more
Timbaland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Timothy Zachery Mosley, better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American rapper, record producer, and songwriter. Timbaland's first full credit production work was in 1996 on ...more
D'Angelo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Michael Eugene Archer (born February 11, 1974), better known by his stage name D'Angelo (pronounced di-Angelo), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. ...more
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee ...more
Taylor Hanson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Jordan Taylor Hanson is an American musician best known as a member of the pop rock band Hanson. He was born in Jenks Oklahoma. He sings both lead and back-up vocals, and plays keyboard, ...more
Micky Dolenz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. is an American actor, musician, television director, radio personality and theater director, best known as the drummer and lead singer of the 1960s ...more
Matthew Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Matthew James Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, pianist, and principal songwriter of ...more
Mike Farrell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Michael Joseph "Mike" Farrell, Jr. is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series M*A*S*H. He is an activist for various political ...more
Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 150 films, including film scores for The Lion King, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last ...more
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Beck Hansen, known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, ...more