Famous Keyboardists in History (Part 2)

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Birthdays 101 - 200 of 243

  • 1949-06-20 Bob Andrews, English rock keyboardist and producer (Brinsley Schwarz; The Rumour), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • 1949-07-16 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist and vocalist (Night Ranger)
  • 1949-11-28 Hugh McKenna, British rock keyboardist (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band), born in Coatsbridge, England (d. 2019)
  • 1949-11-28 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist and orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1950-01-01 Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
  • 1950-01-23 Bill Cunningham, American rock bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-02-04 Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
  • 1950-02-26 Jonathan Cain, American rock guitarist & keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-03-27 Tony Banks, British progressive rock keyboardist (Genesis - "Supper's Ready"), and film score and classical composer, born in East Hoathly, Sussex, England
  • 1950-03-30 Rupert Greenall, British rock keyboardist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero")
  • 1950-04-01 Billy Currie, British rock keyboardist and violinist (Ultravox), born in Huddersfield, England
  • 1950-04-09 Peter John Wood, British session and touring rock keyboardist, born in Middlesex, England (d. 1993)
  • 1950-07-26 Duncan Mackay, British composer and keyboard player, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England

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1950-12-30 Dave Stewart, English keyboardist (Hatfield and the North, National Health), born in London, England

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  • 1951-01-26 Christopher North, American rock keyboardist (Ambrosia - "The Biggest Part Of Me"), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951-01-27 Seth Justman, American rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951-01-29 Stevie "Keys" Roseman, American session and touring rock keyboardist (Journey), born in Oakland, California
  • 1951-02-21 Vince Welnick, American rock keyboardist (The Tubes - "Talk To Ya Later"; Grateful Dead, 1990-95), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • 1951-03-25 Bob Pelander, American rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band, 1976-87), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1951-07-03 Mike Corby, English guitarist and keyboardist (The Babys), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • 1951-07-28 Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951-08-25 Bob Mayo, American session keyboardist (Peter Frampton), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1951-09-21 Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist (Nits), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1951-10-20 Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)
  • 1951-12-07 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist and keyboardist (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1951-12-10 Lary Fast, American keyboard and synthesizer player, and composer (Synergy; Peter Gabriel), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1952-01-10 Scott Thurston, American guitarist & keyboardist (Motels - "Only the Lonely"), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1952-02-12 Michael McDonald, American rock singer and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers - "What A Fool Believes"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1952-02-27 Kevin Raleigh, American singer & keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band - "He Can't Love You" ), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1952-03-05 Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • 1952-06-03 Billy Powell, American musician and keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1952-06-25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1992)
  • 1952-08-06 Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Kayak, Earth & Fire), born in Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • 1952-08-25 Geoff Downes, English keyboardist (Buggles, Yes, Asia), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • 1952-08-31 Bruce Soboroff, American rock keyboard player (Buckinghams, 1986-present), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-09-06 Jack Waldman, American jazz and rock keyboardist and avant garde composer, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1952-10-21 Brent Mydland, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Grateful Dead, 1979-90), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1952-10-26 Andy Richards, British-Australian session and touring keyboard player ("Relax"; "Careless Whisper"), and producer, born in London, England
  • 1952-10-29 Arnell Carmichael, rock keyboardist (Raydio)
  • 1952-11-11 Paul Cowsill, American rock keyboardist (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1953-01-07 Earl Lindo, Jamaican reggae keyboardist (Bob Marley & the Wailers), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • 1953-03-02 William Simmons, American R&B saxophonist and keyboardist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • 1953-03-26 Billy Lyall, Scottish rock keyboardist (Bay City Rollers, 1969-71; Pilot, 1973-76; Alan Parsons Project - Irobot), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1989)
  • 1953-03-31 Sean Hopper, American rock keyboardist (Huey Lewis & The News - "The Power Of Love"), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-06-19 Larry Dunn [Dunhill], US keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)
  • 1953-10-16 Tony Carey, American rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Rainbow; Planet P Project), born in Watsonville, California
  • 1953-10-21 Charlotte Caffey, American rock guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist (The Go-Go's - "We Got The Beat"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1953-12-26 Henning Schmitz, German recording engineer & keyboardist (Kraftwerk, 1991-present), born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • 1954-04-13 Jimmy Destri, American rock keyboardist, and songwriter (Blondie - "Heart of Glass"; "Rapture"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-05-22 Jerry Dammers, British keyboardist (The Specials), born in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 1954-06-25 David Paich, American rock keyboardist (Toto-Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-08-25 Marty Jourard, American keyboardist and vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1954-08-26 Michael Chetwood, British keyboard player (T'Pau)
  • 1954-09-07 Benmont Tench, American rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1955-02-28 Randy Jackson, American rock singer, guitarist, and keyboard player (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-03-21 Haakon Graf , Norwegian jazz keyboard player, composer, arranger and producer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1955-05-20 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
  • 1955-05-21 John Galvin, American rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1955-06-08 James Jonathan Sylvers, American keyboardist and vocalist (The Sylvers -"Boogie Fever"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-09-14 Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer (Los Lobos, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-01-17 Paul Young, British rock and blue-eyed soul vocalist ("Every Time You Go Away"; Band-Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"), born in Luton, England
  • 1956-01-18 Tom Bailey, English rock vocalist & keyboardist (Thompson Twins - "Hold Me Now", "Doctor! Doctor!"), born in Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • 1956-01-23 Lazar Ristovski, Serbian keyboardist (Smak and Bijelo Dugme), born in Novi Pazar, Yugoslavia (d. 2007)
  • 1956-06-30 [Philip] Adrian Wright, British composer and keyboard player (Human League-Only Human), born in Wakefield, England
  • 1956-08-15 Peter-John Vettese, Scottish keyboardist (Jethro Tull, 1982-89), songwriter, arranger, and producer born in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 1956-11-04 Jordan Rudess, American progressive rock keyboardist (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • 1956-11-05 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, England (d. 1999)
  • 1956-12-20 Guy Babylon, American keyboard player (Elton John) and arranger, born in New Windsor, Maryland (d. 2009|)
  • 1957-01-13 Don Snow, British session and touring Hammond organ and keyboard player (Squeeze; Van Morrison), born in London, England
  • 1957-01-19 Mickael Virtue, American rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1957-02-28 Ian Stanley, British rock keyboardist and songwriter (Tears For Fears, 1981-87 - "Shout"; "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"), born in Bath, England
  • 1957-02-28 Paul Delph, American rock session and touring keyboardist and producer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1957-04-13 Wayne Lewis, American keyboardist (Atlantic Starr), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1957-05-27 Eddie Harsch [Edward Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog, The Black Crowes), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1957-09-02 Steve Porcaro, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-11-30 Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1957-12-19 Doug Johnson, Canadian rock keyboardist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • 1957-12-24 Ian Burden, English rock keyboard player and bassist (Human League - "Don't You Want Me"), born in Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • 1958-01-13 Sandy Stewart, American songwriter, singer, and keyboardist (Cat Dancer), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958-01-24 Jools Holland, British rock keyboardist (Squeeze), and TV presenter (Later...), born in Blackheath, London
  • 1958-01-30 Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist & keyboardist (Jack of Hearts), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • 1958-02-21 Steve Nieve [Nason], British session and touring keyboard player and composer (Elvis Costello), born in Bishop’s Stortford, England
  • 1958-04-15 Matt Reid, American rock keyboardist (Berlin - "Take My Breath Away")
  • 1958-04-21 Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
  • 1958-07-20 Mick MacNeil, Scottish keyboardist (Simple Minds - "Don't You Forget About Me"), born on the Isle of Barra
  • 1958-09-08 Michael Lardie, American rock keyboard player, guitarist and producer (Great White; Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1958-09-11 Mick Talbot, English rock keyboardist (Style Council-You're The Best Thing), born in Wimbledon, London
  • 1958-10-01 Martin Cooper, British new wave keyboard player and saxophonist (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1959-03-17 Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist, singer, and songwriter (Level 42 - "Lessons In Love"; "Something About You"), born in London, England
  • 1959-03-27 Andrew Farriss, Australian rock keyboardist and songwriter (INXS - "Kiss the Dirt"; "New Sensation"), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1959-05-03 David Ball, English rock keyboardist (Soft Cell), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1959-10-04 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (One Under The Eight, Pet Shop Boys), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1959-11-30 Randy Gane, American keyboardist, born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • 1960-01-26 Charlie Gillingham, American rock Hammond B-3 organ, accordion, piano, and keyboard player (Counting Crows - "Accidentally In Love"), born in Torrance, California
  • 1960-02-07 Steve Bronski Scottish rock keyboard player (Bronski Beat - "Smalltown Boy"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1960-05-24 Guy Fletcher, British musician and keyboardist (Dire Straights), born in Maidstone, Kent
  • 1960-11-03 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue), born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1961-04-09 Mark Kelly, Irish keyboardist (Marillion - "Real to Reel"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961-04-13 (Clarence) "Butch" Taylor, American rock and jazz keyboardist and composer (Dave Matthews Band, 1998-2008), born in Shawsville, Virginia
  • 1961-05-21 Tim Lever, keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)

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