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FDP Forum / Rock-it 88's - Keyboard Forum / Who IYHO are some of the most melodic rock keyboard players?

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May 7th, 2014 10:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

Garth Hudson
Brian Auger

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May 7th, 2014 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

The late, great Ray Manzarek.

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May 7th, 2014 02:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Billy Joel
Joe Jackson
Ben Folds

An enjoyable succession of angry young men.



Screw Sandy-lets make some noise!
May 7th, 2014 06:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

joe jackson and ben folds are amazing to listen to... great lyrics and off the wall voicings

and yes very angry young men.... Look Sharp and What ever and ever- Amen are classics

early Billy Joel was angry and piano driven

good pics



Too Much GAS
May 7th, 2014 07:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

+1 for Richard Wright.

Also a guitarist but I nominate Kerry Livgren of Kansas.

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Molon Labe!
May 8th, 2014 04:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Billy Joel raves about Elton John's playing. I'm not a huge fan of Elton and I consider him a pop act rather than rock, but I get where Billy's coming from. You can't have this discussion without mentioning Billy Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd and mabe even Greg Hawkes of The Cars.
And I'm big fan of Seth Justman of the J.Geils Band.


Cincinnati, USA

May 8th, 2014 06:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

+1 for Kerry Livgren as a great musician.

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Ocala, Fla

Let's stick to drinking songs in unison
May 8th, 2014 11:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

It always struck me that Elton John's approach to piano was/is very rhythm guitar-like.

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Greater Boston

Where suspense is never in short supply.
May 8th, 2014 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Burton Cummings

Chuck Leavell

Jordan Rudess

Bruce Hornsby

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41.93N 88.32W

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May 9th, 2014 11:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Tony Banks
Kerry Minnear



May 9th, 2014 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Steve Walsh - Kansas
Greg Rolie - Santana/Journey
Reese Wynans - Various bands including SRV (Triple Trouble?)
Jimmy Greenspoon - 3 Dog Night
Jon Lord - Deep Purple
Dave Kaffinetti - Rare Bird
Graham Field - Rare Bird

Stevie Wonder
Billy Preston


These days Common

Sense Is A Superpower
Dec 17th, 2014 10:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Alan Price
Doug Ingle
Jon Lord

Three who MADE keys a Rock Instrument.



(This message was last edited by zeprin at 12:38 PM, Dec 17th, 2014)

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So. Cal. USA

Jan 7th, 2015 04:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

+1 on Tony Banks. His solos with Genesis on the "Selling England" LP were just stunning.

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Too Much GAS
Jan 7th, 2015 09:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

WOW! How could I forget Tony Banks. He's probably my absolute favorite keyboard player. Then there's Keith Emerson.


Upstate NY, USA

I don't have the time to be patient
Jun 26th, 2015 08:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

Benmont Tench is the "Mike Campbell" of the rock keyboard world. Extremely talented and many times overlooked.

He's extremely versatile and always plays for the song, yet take him out of the equation and it's clear his impact is huge on Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers sound.



Jul 19th, 2015 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Freddie Mercury
Paul McCartney
Elton John
Toto (Paich, Porcaro, even Steve Lukather plays keys well, and melodically)
John Woloschuk/Dee Long (Klaatu)
Kerry Livgren

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Whitehorse Canada

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Jul 31st, 2015 05:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

Max Middleton


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Ramblin Rhodes
Sep 1st, 2015 11:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's one most of you have never heard of ...unless you are a hard core keyboard aficionado like me:...Flávio Primoli

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(This message was last edited by Ramblin Rhodes at 02:42 AM, Sep 7th, 2015)



Thank God for guitars!
Jul 11th, 2017 10:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

+1 Benmont Tench

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