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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 Jackson 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 ...more

Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record ...more

Elton John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Elton John 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 ...more

John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
John Lennon 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

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
David Bowie 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

Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the ...more

Joe Jonas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Joe Jonas Joseph Adam "Joe" Jonas is an American singer and actor. He was a member of the Jonas Brothers, a pop-rock band made up of him and his two brothers, Nick and Kevin. He starred as ...more

Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona ...more

Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Lenny Kravitz Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of ...more

Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of ...more

Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Tori Amos Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically-trained musician and has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has been nominated eight times for a Grammy ...more

Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Billy Joel William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth ...more

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Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he has led the industrial ...more

Moby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Moby Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of ...more

George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
George Harrison 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

Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records, first as an in house session player in the 1960s and later as a solo artist with a ...more

Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams, also known simply as Pharrell, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the ...more

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Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, who is often known by his nickname of The Killer and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild ...more

Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Morrissey 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

Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Paul Simon Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with ...more

Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Linda McCartney Linda Louise, Lady McCartney was an American musician, photographer and animal rights activist, and was married to Paul McCartney, of the Beatles. In 1969, Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman, ...more

John Legend is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
John Legend John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe and one Academy Award. In 2007, ...more

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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Fats Domino Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based ...more

Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Brian Eno 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

Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Kate Bush 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

Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Sarah McLachlan 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
Gregg Allman 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

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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Randy Newman 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 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 Flowers 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
Joni Mitchell 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
Ray Manzarek 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

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Herbie Hancock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Herbie Hancock 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
Pete Townshend 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 Frusciante 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
Little Richard 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 Hayes 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

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Tom Lehrer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Tom Lehrer 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
Eddie Van Halen 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 Cocker 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 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
Timbaland 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

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D'Angelo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
D'Angelo Michael Eugene Archer, better known by his stage name D'Angelo, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
Geddy Lee 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
Taylor Hanson 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
Micky Dolenz 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 Bellamy 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
Mike Farrell 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 Zimmer 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 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