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There are approx. 1,000,000 threads for guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists, and Guns N' Roses for some reason, on UG's Classic Rock forum, but few(or none) for pianists, so which pianists do you guys like?

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#2
Dave Brubeck > Everyone.

EDIT -- I know he's jazz, but the fact remains.
#6
Doesn't Bruce Springsteen also play piano?
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#7
Hopefully you aren't being strict on just pianists, but...

Gregg Allman - The Allman Brothers Band
Brent Mydland - The Grateful Dead
Keith Godcheaux - The Grateful Dead
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - The Grateful Dead
Chick Churchill - Ten Years After
John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
Jon Lord - Deep Purple
Rick Wakeman - Yes
Elton John - Elton John
Ray Manzarek - The Doors

That's enough for now.
#8
Johnnie Johnson + Chuck Berry = God
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#10
Ian Stewart anyone? ..played piano for the Stones...played on Rock'n'Roll and Boogie with stu by led zep
#11
^^Yeah, Boogie with Stu is a great song.

However, when I think of The Stones I tend to think more of Mick Jagger singing over guitars with drums and bass in the background, occasionally accompanied by some odd instrument belonging to Brian Jones. I never tend to think about nor care much for the piano in their music.
#12
Ray Manzarek
Rick Wakeman
Richard Wright

My top 3 favorite keyboardists
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#13
Dr. John is an excellent blues pianist, didn't he accompany someone who sang "imagine" at the opening ceremony of the winter olympics? did he sing it?
#14
Billy Preston owns.
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#15
Since when CoB and Dimmu Borgir has become classic rock?

but my favs are Jon Lord and Rick Wakeman
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Rich wright from floyd
The guy from the doors
Freddie mercury
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oops i forgot freedie mercury, and john paul jones, but mostly,

EDDIE VAN HALEN!


EVH sucks at piano, almost as much as he sucks at guitar.

Not to mention all he can play is synth chords.
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ed sucks at guitar? he influenced an entire generation with his two handed tapping, and also had some of the greatest leads in my opinon, he may not be best, but dont say he sucks...

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ed sucks at guitar? he influenced an entire generation with his two handed tapping, and also had some of the greatest leads in my opinon, he may not be best, but dont say he sucks...




Don't get me wrong, I Van Halen pre spamburger hagar, but all of Eddy's solos sound identical, not to mention he came up with the idea of two handed tapping on the toilet. And he wasn't the first, he was anything but. And what generation did he influence? Very few would put down EVH as a major influence, unless they liked playing identical solos all the time.
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i would put evh as a major influence, i think all the techniques he used like in little guitars, where he constanly play fast open on the high e and then taps notes on the low e, or in cathedral with the volume sweels, no one was doing stuff like that in the 80s...
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Don't get me wrong, I Van Halen pre spamburger hagar, but all of Eddy's solos sound identical, not to mention he came up with the idea of two handed tapping on the toilet. And he wasn't the first, he was anything but. And what generation did he influence? Very few would put down EVH as a major influence, unless they liked playing identical solos all the time.

hm.... if by "on the toilet" you mean "by stealing it from ace frehley", then yeah

and I see what your saying they all mostly start with a bend lick, get fast, tap, fast, bend, done.
#24
Billy Powell.
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i would put evh as a major influence, i think all the techniques he used like in little guitars, where he constanly play fast open on the high e and then taps notes on the low e, or in cathedral with the volume sweels, no one was doing stuff like that in the 80s...


I like Eddie, but to be honest, some of the stuff he plays just seems... I don't know, random.

For the most part, his solos seem to have no direction, they're just random wankfests sometimes.

Even though they sound cool, they do usually sound the same.
#26
Rick Wakeman is awesome. And, as expected, I like Rick Wright's keys in PF.
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hm.... if by "on the toilet" you mean "by stealing it from ace frehley", then yeah


lol yup, he was on the toilet when he decided that he wanted to use it in songs though.
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#28
Freddie Mercury is an underrated pianist. He's definitely one of the best, IMO.
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Pigpen- The Grateful Dead
Gregg Allman- The ABB
Ray Manzarek- The Doors
Rick Wright- Pink Floyd

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No Jon Lord?
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I like Eddie, but to be honest, some of the stuff he plays just seems... I don't know, random.

For the most part, his solos seem to have no direction, they're just random wankfests sometimes.

Even though they sound cool, they do usually sound the same.


i guess its an aqquired taste, i mean, i think there awesome, its just crazy, but in a good way...
#36
^^Well, I like Van Halen, but they're one of those bands that I have to listen to in portions.

I get occasional Van Halen obsessions, but I don't listen to them much.

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#37
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hm.... if by "on the toilet" you mean "by stealing it from ace frehley", then yeah


And Steve Hackett did it before him... and no doubt someone else did it before him.

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Jon Lord.
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