Top 20 Greatest Keyboard Intros of All Time

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  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Rick Beato continues his lists of best intros, this time keyboard.

    Bash away! :D

     
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  2. kjmac

    kjmac Gretschie

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    Mar 7, 2018
    Omaha, NE
    Robert Lamm at the beginning of Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is?

     
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Some good stuff in there.
     
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Or Saturday in the park.
     
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  5. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

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    Yeah, pretty much the same as the guitar intro thing. WAY too many to catch in only 20. OK list for the most part, but a few head scratchers. And a list missing Rick Wakeman, Jon Lord, Lee Michaels, Keith Emerson .... etc, etc, etc.
     
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    STYX - Blue Collar Man
     
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  7. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

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    Jun 13, 2011
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    Mark Cohn "Walkin' in Memphis"
     
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  8. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Gretschie

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    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    This is my favorite one BY FAR to this point. I've always wanted to learn to play the piano, and much like 99% of kids of my generation, I took lessons as a kid and quit because it took time away from being outside and acting like an idiot. Honestly, I think this may have just been the push I needed to actually do it! Thanks @drmilktruck
     
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  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Booker T
    Fats Domino
    Lil Richard
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Steve Winwood
    Greg Rollie
    Ray Charles
    Rod Argent

    More misses than hits.
     
  10. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    ... say no more
     
  11. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I thought "Light My Fire" would be a shoe-in for #1. But "White Shade of Pale" was definitely one of the few that popped into my head.

    My gripe is the same as before. The title "Of All Time" but it's all "Classic Rock" era, no Rock 'n' Roll. No room for something like this?
     
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  12. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

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    Yeah, this!!!
     
  13. ramjac

    ramjac Gretschie

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    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Expected Stevie Wonder in there, somewhere.

    I always liked the big piano intro to Roll With The Changes.

    Maybe Backstreets or Jungleland?

    Or how about that groovy overdriven Wurlitzer electric at the beginning of And The Cradle Will Rock?
     
  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    The distorted Hammond/Leslie intro on The Band's "Chest Fever".
     
  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Jon Lord's Hammond work on "Hush", or any Deep Purple.
    Steve Winwood's sound on "I'm a Man" and "Gimme Some Lovin'" with Spencer Davis Group. The mighty Em7th chord rules!
     
  16. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

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    Always impressed by top production

    George Sand was a novelist in 1830's Paris. She liked to smoke cigars, wear men's clothing and had many affairs with the artists of the day including Chopin.
     
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  17. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    London U.K.
    Melody Lee ....The Damned
     
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  18. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Black Sabbath, Changes
    MJ, Billie Jean
    Smashmouth, walking on the sun:eek:
     
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  19. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
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    Was going to say Angry Young Man....but was already on the list
     
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