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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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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

Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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
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, 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 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, 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

Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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
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 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 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 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

Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Keyboard Players
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 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
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