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Who was the best keyboard player who played on a beatles record and who was the best betle on keyboards?
9 September 2012
Vienna, Austria
Paris Olympia
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I can't decide: George Martin, Billy Preston or Nicky Hopkin imo

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I'm going to say Paul (and I think that's what most people think) although I really love many of lennon's piano (or other keyboard instrument) lines

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9 September 2012
New Jersey, USA
London Palladium
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I was gonna vote for Billy Preston, but then I thought about all the songs where I love what George Martin does on the keyboard/piano, so I chose him. As for the best Beatle keyboardist, I picked Paul.
It's still fun to watch John in this though. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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-John Lennon

9 September 2012
Ben Ramon
Carnegie Hall
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Although Billy Preston was an incredible keyboard player, George Martin was a classically-trained pianist of an extremely high calibre, so I'd give the first pick to him. Paul for the second one.

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'

10 September 2012
Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
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Well, GM's abilities were obvious, and Nicky Hopkins' contributions to many Stones/Who/Jeff Beck/etc. records were absolutely crucial. But I'm giving this one to Billy Preston on the basis of "Spacerace" alone:


SO funky!


Who is the silly person who voted for George?! (Harrison) Was that you, Innerlight?

Speak up!  How can it be any Beatle besides Paul?

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