100 Greatest Keyboard and Piano Performances

Criteria: These Keyboard/Piano performances were chosen for their creativity, skill, influence, impact, musical depth & expression, and lasting popularity in 'Rock' music.
Keyboard and 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. Do You Know What I Mean
Lee Michaels
100. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)

101. Another Saturday Night
Jean Roussel (Cat Stevens)
102. Running Hard
John Tout (Renaissance)
103. Heart of the Sunrise
Rick Wakeman (Yes)
104. Up the Khyber
Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
105. Southbound
Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
106. Reason to Believe
Ian McLagan (Rod Stewart)
107. The Colony of Slippermen
Tony Banks (Genesis)
108. Noonward Race
Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
109. Quantum Soup
Jordan Rudess
110. Get Back
Billy Preston (The Beatles)
111. America
Keith Emerson (The Nice)
112. Working All Day
Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)
113. Peaches En Regalia
Ian Underwood (Frank Zappa)
114. Waiter, There's a Yawn in my Ear
Mannfred Mann (Mannfred Mann's Earth Band)
115. Great Gig in the Sky
Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
116. Return of the Giant Hogweed
Tony Banks (Genesis)
117. In the Land of Grey and Pink
Dave Sinclair (Caravan)
118. Oye Como Va
Gregg Rollie (Santana)
119. Journey to the Center of the Earth
Rick Wakeman
120. In The Light
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
121. Playing the Game
Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)
122. Burn Down the Mission
Elton John
123. Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
Tony Banks (Genesis)
124. Market Square Heroes
Mark Kelly (Marillion)
125. Grey Seal
Elton John
126. Tarot Woman
Tony Carey (Rainbow)
127. Magic Carpet Ride
Goldy McJohn (Steppenwolf)
128. The Battle
Rick Wakeman (The Strawbs)
129. Trip to the Fair
John Tout (Renaissance)
130. Soul Sacrifice
Gregg Rollie (Santana)
131. Boogie Woogie Waltz
Josef Zawinul (Weather Report)
132. Rhayader
Pete Bardens (Camel)
133. Soldiers of the Wasteland
Vadim Pruzhanov (DragonForce)
134. A Light in the Black
Tony Carey (Rainbow)
135. Child In Time
Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
136. Look At Yourself
Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
137. Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers in that Quiet Earth
Tony Banks (Genesis)
138. Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
Steve Winwood
139. Fritha Alone
Pete Bardens (Camel)
140. You Shook Me
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
141. Incommunicado
Mark Kelly (Marillion)
142. Black Flame
John Tout (Renaissance)
143. Inside
Pain of Salvation (Fredrik Hermansson)
144. Won't Get Fooled Again
Pete Townshend (The Who)
145. The Glass Prison
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
146. Stage Fright
Garth Hudson (The Band)
147. The Hangman and the Papist
Rick Wakeman (The Strawbs)
148. Jealus Guy
Nicky Hopkins (John Lennon)
149. No Quarter
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
150. Evil Ways
Gregg Rollie (Santana)
151. Sitting
Jean Roussel (Cat Stevens)
152. Space Dementia
Matt Bellamy (Muse)
153. Ordinary Pain
Stevie Wonder
154. Cogs in Cogs
Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)
155. Burn
Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
156. Gershatzer
Vincent Crane (Atomic Rooster)
157. And You And I
Rick Wakeman (Yes)
158. Lazarus
(Porcupine Tree)
159. In the Cage
Tony Banks (Genesis)
160. Rotten Peaches
Elton John
161. Blinded by the Light
Manfred Mann
162. Far Beyond the Sun
Jens Johannson (Rising Force)
163. Flaming Telepaths
Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult)
164. Pow R. Toc H.
Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
165. Yes, the River Knows
Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
166. Muffin Man
George Duke (Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention)
167. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Robert Lamm (Chicago)
168. Demon's Eye
Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
169. Apocalypse Please
Matt Bellamy (Muse)
170. Erotomania
Kevin Moore (Dream Theater)
171. Bridge Over Troubled Water
Larry Knetchel (Simon & Garfunkel)
172. Yours Is No Disgrace
Tony Kaye (Yes)
173. She's Not There
Rod Argent (The Zombies)
174. Lucifer Sam
Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
175. Superstition
Stevie Wonder
176. Three Minute Warning
Jordan Rudess (Liquid Tension Experiment)
177. Hide and Seek
Bobby Crew (The Spencer Davis Group)
178. Overture 1928
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
179. San Tropez
Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
180. Kashmir
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
181. Rosalita
David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen)
182. Dreaming in Titanium
Jordan Rudess
183. As Above, So Below
Jens Johannson (Rising Force)
184. Black Diamond
Jens Johannson (Stratovarius)
185. Living for the City
Stevie Wonder
186. Ruled by Secrecy
Matt Bellamy (Muse)
187. Love
John Lennon
188. Blues Deluxe
Nicky Hopkins (Jeff Beck Group)
189. The End
Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
190. Crystal Ship
Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
191. Saturday in the Park
Robert Lamm (Chicago)
192. Layla
Bobby Whitlock (Derek & the Dominoes)
193. Lucky Man
Keith Emerson (ELP)
194. Tuesday Afternoon
Mike Pinder (The Moody Blues)
195. Behind the Line
Tony Banks (Genesis)
196. The Mirror
Kevin Moore (Dream Theater)
197. Sunburn
Matt Bellamy (Muse)
198. Space Truckin'
Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
199. A Venture
Tony Kaye (Yes)
200. Carouselambra
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
Keith Emerson
Rick Wakeman
Jon Lord
Ray Manzarek
Jerry Lee Lewis

15 Greatest Keyboard/Piano Albums
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)





Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus

Last Updated: 2017-04-21
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