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100 Greatest Keyboard/Piano
Performances

Criteria: - These Keyboard/Piano performances were chosen for their creativity, skill, influence, impact, musical depth & expression, and lasting popularity in 'Rock' music.

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: octo
Last Updated: 2-12-06


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Greatest Keyboard/Piano Performances
  1. Tarkus - Keith Emerson (ELP)
  2. Close To The Edge - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
  3. Karn Evil 9 (Suite) - Keith Emerson (ELP)
  4. Lazy - Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
  5. Toccata - Keith Emerson (ELP)
  6. Light My Fire - Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
  7. South Side of the Sky - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
  8. Rat Bat Blue - Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
  9. Roundabout - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
10. Siberian Khatru - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
11. Dance of Eternity - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
12. Take A Pebble - Keith Emerson (ELP)
13. Highway Star - Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
14. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John
15. Gates of Delirium - Patrick Moraz (Yes)
16. Trilogy - Keith Emerson (ELP)
17. Firth of Fifth - Tony Banks (Genesis)
18. Catherine Parr - Rick Wakeman
19. A Whiter Shade of Pale - Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum)
20. Prelude/Angry Young Man - Billy Joel
21. Call Me the Breeze - Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
22. Lady Fantasy - Pete Bardens (Camel)
23. Supper's Ready - Tony Banks (Genesis)
24. The Barbarian - Keith Emerson (ELP)
25. Home - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
26. Fatal Tragedy - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
27. Gimme Some Lovin' - Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group)
28. Riders on the Storm - Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
29. Metropolis Pt. 1 - Kevin Moore (Dream Theater)
30. Thick As a Brick - John Evan (Jethro Tull)
31. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby
32. Dream - Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
33. Mister Ten Percent (Suite) - Jürgen Fritz (Triumvirat)
34. A Change of Seasons - Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
35. Universal Mind - Jordan Rudess (Liquid Tension Experiment)
36. Fireball - Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
37. Awaken - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
38. The Three Fates - Keith Emerson (ELP)
39. 1984 (Suite) - Anthony Phillips
40. Piano Thing - Matt Bellamy (Muse)
41. Voodoo Chile - Steve Winwood (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
42. Interstices - Jordan Rudess
43. When the Water Breaks - Jordan Rudess (Liquid Tension Experiment)
44. Song for America - Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
45. Glad - Steve Winwood (Traffic)
46. Sysyphus (Suite) - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
47. Butterflies & Hurricanes - Matt Bellamy (Muse)
48. Another Dimension - Jordan Rudess (Liquid Tension Experiment)
49. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow (Suite) - George Duke (Frank Zappa)
50. Cans and Brahms - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
51. Catherine of Aragon - Rick Wakeman
52. Freedom Rider - Steve Winwood (Traffic)
53. Toussaint L'Overture - Gregg Rollie (Santana)
54. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
55. Viva Pompeii - Jürgen Fritz (Triumvirat)
56. Population Override - Travis Dickerson (Buckethead)
57. After the Cosmic Rain - Chick Corea (Return to Forever)
58. Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
59. Knife-Edge - Keith Emerson (ELP)
60. House of the Rising Sun - Alan Price (The Animals)
61. Chosen - Kevin Codfert (Adagio)
62. Ticking - Elton John
63. Spartacus - Jürgen Fritz (Triumvirat)
64. Across the Waters - Jürgen Fritz (Triumvirat)
65. Chest Fever - Garth Hudson (The Band)
66. Proclamation - Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)
67. Biaxident - Jordan Rudess (Liquid Tension Experiment)
68. Hold Your Head Up - Rod Argent
69. Paradigm Shift - Jordan Rudess (Liquid Tension Experiment)
70. Sheep - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
71. The Musical Box - Tony Banks (Genesis)
72. Bitter Fingers - Elton John
73. Anne of Cleves - Rick Wakeman
74. Acid Rain - Jordan Rudess (Liquid Tension Experiment)
75. Daddy Long Leg - John Novello (Niacin)
76. Son of Mr. Green Genes - Ian Underwood (Frank Zappa)
77. Triangle - Jürgen Fritz (Triumvirat)
78. Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider - Pete Bardens (Camel)
79. Stagnation - Tony Banks (Genesis)
80. Magnum Opus - Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
81. The Cinema Show - Tony Banks (Genesis)
82. Jordrök - Tom Johnson (Änglagård)
83. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed - Tony Kaye (Yes)
84. Rocket Man - Elton John
85. Hush - John Lord (Deep Purple)
86. Nine Feet Underground - David Sinclair (Caravan)
87. Sound Chaser - Patrick Moraz (Yes)
88. The March to the Eternal City - Jürgen Fritz (Triumvirat)
89. Empty Pages - Steve Winwood (Traffic)
90. Just the Same - Kerry Minear (Gentle Giant)
91. The School of Instant Pain - Jürgen Fritz (Triumvirat)
92. Moondance - Jeff Labes (Van Morrison)
93. Sign in Stranger - Paul Griffin/Don Grolnick (Steely Dan)
94. Riding the Scree - Tony Banks (Genesis)
95. Son of Your Father - Elton John
96. Needled 24/7 - Janne Wirman (Children of Bodom)
97. Duke's Travels - Tony Banks (Genesis)
98. Frankenstein - Edgar Winter
99. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
100. Another Saturday Night - Jean Roussel (Cat Stevens)

101. Running Hard - John Tout (Renaissance)
102. Heart of the Sunrise - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
103. Up the Khyber - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
104. Southbound - Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
105. Reason to Believe - Ian McLagan (Rod Stewart)
106. The Colony of Slippermen - Tony Banks (Genesis)
107. Noonward Race - Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
108. Quantum Soup - Jordan Rudess
109. Get Back - Billy Preston (The Beatles)
110. America - Keith Emerson (The Nice)
111. Working All Day - Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)
112. Peaches En Regalia - Ian Underwood (Frank Zappa)
113. Waiter, There's a Yawn in my Ear - Mannfred Mann (Mannfred Mann's Earth Band)
114. Great Gig in the Sky - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
115. Return of the Giant Hogweed - Tony Banks (Genesis)
116. In the Land of Grey and Pink - Dave Sinclair (Caravan)
117. Oye Como Va - Gregg Rollie (Santana)
118. Journey to the Center of the Earth - Rick Wakeman
119. In The Light - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
120. Playing the Game - Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)
121. Burn Down the Mission - Elton John
122. Dancing With the Moonlit Knight - Tony Banks (Genesis)
123. Market Square Heroes - Mark Kelly (Marillion)
124. Grey Seal - Elton John
125. Tarot Woman - Tony Carey (Rainbow)
126. Magic Carpet Ride - Goldy McJohn (Steppenwolf)
127. The Battle - Rick Wakeman (The Strawbs)
128. Trip to the Fair - John Tout (Renaissance)
129. Soul Sacrifice - Gregg Rollie (Santana)
130. Boogie Woogie Waltz - Josef Zawinul (Weather Report)
131. Rhayader - Pete Bardens (Camel)
132. Soldiers of the Wasteland - Vadim Pruzhanov (DragonForce)
133. A Light in the Black - Tony Carey (Rainbow)
134. Child In Time - Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
135. Martha My Dear - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
136. Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers in that Quiet Earth - Tony Banks (Genesis)
137. Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys - Steve Winwood
138. Fritha Alone - Pete Bardens (Camel)
139. You Shook Me - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
140. Incommunicado - Mark Kelly (Marillion)
141. Black Flame - John Tout (Renaissance)
142. Inside - Pain of Salvation (Fredrik Hermansson)
143. Won't Get Fooled Again - Pete Townshend (The Who)
144. The Glass Prison - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
145. Stage Fright - Garth Hudson (The Band)
146. The Hangman and the Papist - Rick Wakeman (The Strawbs)
147. Jealus Guy - Nicky Hopkins (John Lennon)
148. No Quarter - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
149. Evil Ways - Gregg Rollie (Santana)
150. Sitting - Jean Roussel (Cat Stevens)
151. Space Dementia - Matt Bellamy (Muse)
152. Ordinary Pain - Stevie Wonder
153. Cogs in Cogs - Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)
154. Burn - Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
155. In the Cage - Tony Banks (Genesis)
156. And You And I - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
157. Lazarus - (Porcupine Tree)
158. You Never Give Me Your Money - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
159. Rotten Peaches - Elton John
160. Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann
161. Far Beyond the Sun - Jens Johannson (Rising Force)
162. Flaming Telepaths - Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult)
163. Pow R. Toc H. - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
164. Yes, the River Knows - Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
165. Muffin Man - Ian Underwood (Frank Zappa)
166. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Robert Lamm (Chicago)
167. Demon's Eye - Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
168. Apocalypse Please - Matt Bellamy (Muse)
169. Erotomania - Kevin Moore (Dream Theater)
170. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Larry Knetchel (Simon & Garfunkel)
171. Yours Is No Disgrace - Tony Kaye (Yes)
172. She's Not There - Rod Argent (The Zombies)
173. Lucifer Sam - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
174. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
175. Three Minute Warning - Jordan Rudess (Liquid Tension Experiment)
176. Hide and Seek - Bobby Crew (The Spencer Davis Group)
177. Overture 1928 - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
178. San Tropez - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
179. Kashmir - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
180. Rosalita - David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen)
181. Dreaming in Titanium - Jordan Rudess
182. As Above, So Below - Jens Johannson (Rising Force)
183. Black Diamond - Jens Johannson (Stratovarius)
184. Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
185. Ruled by Secrecy - Matt Bellamy (Muse)
186. Love - John Lennon
187. Blues Deluxe - Nicky Hopkins (Jeff Beck Group)
188. The End - Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
189. Crystal Ship - Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
190. Saturday in the Park - Robert Lamm (Chicago)
191. Layla - Bobby Whitlock (Derek & the Dominoes)
192. Lucky Man - Keith Emerson (ELP)
193. Tuesday Afternoon - Mike Pinder (The Moody Blues)
194. Behind the Lines - Tony Banks (Genesis)
195. The Mirror - Kevin Moore (Dream Theater)
196. Sunburn - Matt Bellamy (Muse)
197. Space Truckin' - Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
198. A Venture - Tony Kaye (Yes)
199. Carouselambra - John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
200. Getting In Tune - Nicky Hopkins (The Who)
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  1. Brain Salad Surgery - Keith Emerson (ELP)
  2. Close to the Edge - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
  3. Machine Head - Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
  4. The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Rick Wakeman
  5. Tarkus - Keith Emerson (ELP)
  6. Scenes From a Memory - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
  7. Fragile - Rick Wakeman (Yes)
  8. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
  9. Selling England by the Pound - Tony Banks (Genesis)
10. John Barleycorn Must Die - Steve Winwood (Traffic)
11. Octopus - Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)
12. The Doors - Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
13. On The Threshold of a Dream - Mike Pinder (The Moody Blues)
14. Illusions on a Double Dimple - Jürgen Fritz (Triumvirat)
15. Wish You Were Here - Richard Wright (Pink Floyd)


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