UK keyboard wizard

by lawrenceconwayvulcan | created - 10 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

those who play the keys

1. Elton John

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

2. Rick Wakeman

Soundtrack | Crimes of Passion

Rick Wakeman's work on the classic albums of the progressive rock band Yes, his hugely successful solo albums, as well as his contributions to classic David Bowie songs, has earned him a reputation as one of rock's greatest ever keyboardists. Wakeman was educated at Drayton Manor County Grammar ...

3. Keith Emerson

Soundtrack | MacGruber

Hailed as a keyboard legend, Keith Emerson has been one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving UK rock scene of the 1960s and 70s. He is known as one of the most prominent leaders in the progressive rock movement, fusing rock 'n' roll with a myriad of musical styles, such as ...

4. Tony Banks

Soundtrack | American Psycho

Tony Banks was born on March 27, 1950 in East Heathly, Sussex, England as Anthony George Banks. He has been married to Margaret Mcbain since July 29, 1972. They have two children.

5. Howard Jones

Soundtrack | Better Off Dead...

Howard Jones was born on February 23, 1955 in Southampton, Hampshire, England as John Howard Jones.

6. Vince Clarke

Soundtrack | Dick Tracy

Vincent Clarke began his career in 1979 when he formed a band with school mates Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher. That original band was named Composition of Sound and was primarily interested in using guitars for their source of music. By 1980 the band decided to trade in the guitars for some ...

7. Christine McVie

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

English singer, keyboardist, and songwriter for British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie was born Christine Anne Perfect on July 12th, 1943 in the Lake District village of Bouth, England (then Lancashire, now Cumbria), and grew up in the Bearwood area of Smethwick near Birmingham....

8. John Paul Jones

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

John Paul Jones was born on January 3, 1946 in Sidcup, Kent, England as John Baldwin. He has been married to Maureen Jones since 1967. They have three children.

9. Jon Lord

Soundtrack | Twister

Jon Lord was born on June 9, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Jon Douglas Lord. He was married to Vickie and Judith Feldman. He died on July 16, 2012 in London, England.

10. Chris Lowe

Soundtrack | Bronson

Christopher Sean Lowe was born on October 4th in Blackpool, Lancashire. In 1976, Chris played trombone in a seven piece dance band wittily named One Under The Eight, who played old-time popular favourites like "Hello Dolly", "La Bamba", and "Moon River".

In 1978, Chris went to Liverpool University ...

11. Nick Rhodes

Actor | South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Nick Rhodes was born in Mosley, a suburb of Birmingham, England, son of Sylvia and Roger Bates. Rhodes began playing guitar while still in school, sharing the aspiration of becoming a lead guitarist with neighbourhood friend, John Taylor. Soon after, Rhodes also began teaching himself to play ...

12. Steve Winwood

Soundtrack | Masters of the Universe

Steve Winwood was born on May 12, 1948 in Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Stephen Lawrence Winwood. He has been married to Eugenia Crafton since January 18, 1987. They have four children. He was previously married to Nicole Tacot Weir.



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