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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2010 at 00:58

I'll list band names only. In countdown order.


5. Emperor

4. Arcturus

3. DragonForce (not prog? I bet they will go prog in the future.)

2. Ayreon / Star One

1. Dream Theater (the new one)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2010 at 05:55
No particular order:
Tony Banks
John Evan
Richard Wright
Ken Hensley
Keith Emerson
Jon Lord
Mike Oldfield
Ian McDonald
Rick Wakeman
Dave Stewart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2010 at 20:26
in no order:

keith emerson                   - ELP
rick wakeman                    - Yes, solo
jordan rudess                    - Dream Theater, solo
derek sherinian                 - Dream Theater, solo
kevin moore                       - Dream Theater, OSI
neal morse                        - Spock's Beard, solo, Transatlantic
michael pinnella               - Symphony X
tony banks                          - Genesis
geddy lee       - Rush (i know hes not TECHNICALLY their keys player, but hes plays bass at the same time!)  
richard right                        - Pink Floyd 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2010 at 15:21
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Tony Carey
David Rosenthal
Ray Manzarek
Don Airey
Vangelis
Ken Hensley
Ton Scherpenzeel
Mark Kelly
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2010 at 12:15
Not all prog but what the hell.


Richard Barbieri
Richard Wright
Trent Reznor
Toby Smith
Benot Widemann
Jordan Rudess
Rick Wakeman
Dave Brubeck
Bill Evans
Steven Wilson
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2010 at 01:41
honorable mention
Gary Brooker
Mathew Fisher
 
two great keybord/piano players who revolutionised rock music with one song.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2010 at 07:10
Emerson
Wakeman
Rick Wright
Hugh Banton
Dave Greenslade
Dave Stewart
Tony Banks
Francis Decamps
Jon Lord
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2010 at 08:28
I didn't read all the replies, but I don't see Peter Bardens
Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2010 at 09:04

In no order:

Tony Banks

Rick Wakeman

Richard Wright

Jordan Rudess

Kevin Moore

Keith Emerson

Tony Carey

Tony Kaye

Steinar Sverd Johnsen

Mike Ratledge


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2010 at 01:34
No mention of Billy Ritchie (Clouds/1-2-3)? Shocking! Acknowledged as the first person to bring keyboards to the foreground of the band, in a Rock organ trio at the Marquee in 1967 when Keith and Rick et al were playing background. Don't take my word for it, read the history. Yet another glaring example of how commercial sales sadly dictate taste and historical knowledge.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 15:34
1. Keith Emerson
2. Rick Wakeman
3. Jon Lord
4. Rick Wright
5. Tony Banks
6. Patrick Moraz
7. Par Lindh
8. Mike Ratledge
9. Mike Oldfield
10. John Paul Jones( Jonesy isn't that bad)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2013 at 01:55
Originally posted by Firstname Lastname Firstname Lastname wrote:

1. Keith Emerson
2. Rick Wakeman
3. Jon Lord
4. Rick Wright
5. Tony Banks
6. Patrick Moraz
7. Par Lindh
8. Mike Ratledge
9. Mike Oldfield
10. John Paul Jones( Jonesy isn't that bad)

great listThumbs Up

Mike Oldfield is an interesting one, he could be on any list virtuallyWink

JPJ is great on In Through The Out Door. That's Led Zep's 'keyboard album'
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2013 at 02:47
Originally posted by ten years after ten years after wrote:

Emerson
Wakeman

Rick Wright

Hugh Banton

Dave Greenslade

Dave Stewart

Tony Banks

Francis Decamps

Jon Lord

Chick Churchill Smile
^ *Amazing* list, though I don't know Chick....?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2016 at 02:53
These lists are whack. Ridiculous, and I would know. I am 55 and roadied for LAs best prog band in the 80s...The Fents. The New Yorkers, with Chris Poland on guitar, and the Fents were the deepest bands at the time beside Holdsworth, who was from San Diego/England. Most of the bands listed had players that can not be compared to Holzman, or Watkins (Happy the Man).
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These lists are whack. Ridiculous, and I would know. I am 55 and roadied for LAs best prog band in the 80s...The Fents. The New Yorkers, with Chris Poland on guitar, and the Fents were the deepest bands at the time beside Holdsworth, who was from San Diego/England. Most of the bands listed had players that can not be compared to Holzman, or Watkins (Happy the Man).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2016 at 02:54
These lists are whack. Ridiculous, and I would know. I am 55 and roadied for LAs best prog band in the 80s...The Fents. The New Yorkers, with Chris Poland on guitar, and the Fents were the deepest bands at the time beside Holdsworth, who was from San Diego/England. Most of the bands listed had players that can not be compared to Holzman, or Watkins (Happy the Man). Watkins came from DC.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2016 at 10:36
Originally posted by markobarrows markobarrows wrote:

These lists are whack. Ridiculous, and I would know. I am 55 and roadied for LAs best prog band in the 80s...The Fents. The New Yorkers, with Chris Poland on guitar, and the Fents were the deepest bands at the time beside Holdsworth, who was from San Diego/England. Most of the bands listed had players that can not be compared to Holzman, or Watkins (Happy the Man). Watkins came from DC.

Originally posted by markobarrows markobarrows wrote:

These lists are whack. Ridiculous, and I would know. I am 55 and roadied for LAs best prog band in the 80s...The Fents. The New Yorkers, with Chris Poland on guitar, and the Fents were the deepest bands at the time beside Holdsworth, who was from San Diego/England. Most of the bands listed had players that can not be compared to Holzman, or Watkins (Happy the Man). Watkins came from DC.

Originally posted by markobarrows markobarrows wrote:

These lists are whack. Ridiculous, and I would know. I am 55 and roadied for LAs best prog band in the 80s...The Fents. The New Yorkers, with Chris Poland on guitar, and the Fents were the deepest bands at the time beside Holdsworth, who was from San Diego/England. Most of the bands listed had players that can not be compared to Holzman, or Watkins (Happy the Man). Watkins came from DC.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2016 at 17:16
Tony Banks
Hugh Banton
Peter Bardens
Keith Emerson
John Evan
Ken Hensley
Jon Lord
Kerry Minnear
Dave Stewart
Rick Wakeman
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2016 at 17:30
Keith Emerson
Rick Wakeman
Patrick Moraz
Jordan Rudess
Tony Banks
Peter Hammill
Jon Lord
Kerry Minnear
Mike Oldfield
Peter Bardens
Two random guys agreed to shake hands. Just Because. They felt like it, you know. It was an agreement of sorts...a random agreement.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2016 at 04:24
1. Tony Banks
2. Kerry Minnear
3. Rick Wakeman
4. Richard Harvey
5. Pete Bardens
6. Keith Emerson
7. Thjis Van Leer
8. Vangelis
9. Dave Stewart
10. Anthony Phillips
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