100 Greatest 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)
100 More Worth Mentioning
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)
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)

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Last Updated: 2017-04-21
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Criteria: These Keyboard/Piano performances were chosen for their creativity, skill, influence, impact, musical depth & expression, and lasting popularity in 'Rock' music.