Carole King is one of Rock’s Best Piano Players

The Yahoo music blog GetBack has posted their list of Rock’s Best Piano Men (And Women). Carole King comes in at number 8:

She wrote one of Aretha Franklin’s biggest songs, “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman.” She wrote too many hits to name here. Carole King is the first great female Piano Man.

Included is a video of her performing “Natural Woman” from the early ’70s. Anyone know when this is from? (Love the camera guy over her shoulder in some of the shots.)

Also included in the list are Elton John (#1), Stevie Wonder (#2), Randy Newman (#3) and Billy Joel (#7).


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4 Responses to Carole King is one of Rock’s Best Piano Players

  1. Jupiter says:

    The writer of this particular piece is an idiot. Aside from dissing Joel, for no apparent reason other than his own perceptions, he even gives Elton credit for still having hair while Billy is now bald! Doesn’t this putz know that Elton has been wearing a hairpiece since the early 80’s?

  2. Liza says:

    Carole King is awesome!. Stevie Wonder is to. Randy Newman is very fine. Billy Joel and Elton John are Hacks. Jackson Browne is ok. Freddie Mercury is the best!

  3. Don Blackburn says:

    Okay I don’t know how many people here are actual keyboardist (including the writer) but. I play keyboards for a living. Let me start by saying all the aforementioned play good enough for pop. Pop music is rarely challenging. If someone told me I had to play exactly like any of the keyboardist mentioned the only one that would make me worry a little would be Billy Joel bc of all the keyboardist mentioned he is the only one with serious chops. The thing is the average person has no idea what really is difficult to play.

  4. Corey Blake says:

    Hey Don,

    I (and I’m sure others) would love to see you play exactly like Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ben Folds, Billy Joel, Carole King, and Alicia Keys.

    Lots of people post video of themselves playing music on YouTube. You should record yourself, upload the videos and post back here with links once they’re up.

    Looking forward to it!

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