Better Rock 'N Roll keyboardist: Keith Emerson, Patrick Moraz or Rick Wakeman?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Jot the Dot Dot, Sep 26, 2011.

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Better Rock 'N Roll Keyboardist

Poll closed Oct 11, 2011.
  1. Keith Emerson

    3 vote(s)
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  2. Rick Wakeman

    0 vote(s)
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  3. Patrick Moraz

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Well-Known Member

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    Never saw Yes perform, saw Emerson Lake & Palmer in concert twice. Based on studio and live albums, I'd say Keith, by a slender margin.

    Any other notables, (and please don't say Paul McCartney:rolleyes: )
  2. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    Are only electronic keyboardist/organists eligible? Otherwise I would say Elton John, Billy Joel, or Roy Bittan, who are all piano players.
  3. triple_toe

    triple_toe Well-Known Member

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    My favourite keyboard solo is Alan Price's in The Animals' version of House of the Rising Sun :swoon:
  4. Civic

    Civic New Member

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    A few more who come to mind:

    Ian McLagan from Faces. (Currently living in the Austin, Texas area and still active in music from what I've read)

    Jon Lord from Deep Purple and Whitesnake

    Ray Manzarek from The Doors (his playing in "Touch Me" made that song, imo)
  5. falling_dance

    falling_dance Well-Known Member

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    Other notables: Richard Wright of Pink Floyd and (if piano players count) Nicky Hopkins.
  6. pumba

    pumba New Member

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    Sorry, none of the above for me :)

    My top 4 in no particular order will be:

    1. Ken Hensley - Uriah Heep
    2. the already mentioned John Lord - Deep Purple
    3. also mentioned Richard Wright - Pink Floyd
    4. Manfred Mann

    Tere are many more others though ;)

    David Rosenthal (Rainbow), Geoff Nichols (Black Sabbath), Don Airy (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep), John Tout (Renaissance), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)....
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