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The best Beatles keyboard players
9 September 2012
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Who was the best keyboard player who played on a Beatles record, and who was the best Beatle on keyboards?

I can’t decide: George Martin, Billy Preston or Nicky Hopkins imo

For the second one, 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
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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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9 September 2012
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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.

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10 September 2012
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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:

 

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I like Billy Preston, his piano was cool.

 

As for the best betle, Pol did the most piano work of the four so him.

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I think Paul’s rainbow piano is cool. I like when he brings it out at his concerts. 

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My loyalty lies with the 5th Beatle Bill George Martin for best keyboard player with the In My Life solo being a highlight.

 

The best Beatle on keyboards, Paul is the only one that springs to mind.

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I’m always #1 for Billy Preston. Fender Rhodes, Hammond Organ, and old school rock piano, hes simply one of the all time greats. GM was incredible (just hear Rock N Roll Music). 

As for Beatles, Paul played Sexy Sadie ’s part so he wins. 

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I have to go with Mal Evans and his cameo on You Won’t See Me as my pick for best keyboard player

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I have to go with Mal Evans and his cameo on You Won’t See Me as my pick for best keyboard player

  

pfffft, anyone can tickle the ivories, try holding one key for like a straight minute!

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I also have to give my all time favorite player Nicky Hopkins a shoutout for his insane playing on Revolution . Stunning keyboard work that doesn’t pop out unless you tune into it. 

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