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Nicky Hopkins

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Nicky Hopkins (* 24. Februar 1944 in London, England; † 6. September 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee) war ein britischer Rock-Musiker. Er spielte Klavier u.a. bei Cyril Davies, den Rolling Stones, der Jeff Beck Group und der Steve Miller Band.

Nicky Hopkins erhielt eine klassische Klavierausbildung an der Royal Academy of Music. 1960 begann er, in einer „Rock ’n’ Roll“-Band zu spielen. 1962 spielte er mit Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers im Hamburger Star-Club.

Danach schloss er sich Cyril Davies und seinen All Stars an. Eine Krankheit unterbrach seine Karriere, doch 1965 war er wieder auf der Bühne zurück.

Hopkins wurde einer der gefragtesten Studiomusiker auf dem Gebiet des Rock-Pianos. Er spielte mit den Großen der Rock- und Popszene, darunter The Beatles, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Graham Parker und Rolling Stones. Kinks widmeten ihm das Lied Session Man.

1968 ging Hopkins zur „Jeff Beck Group“, 1969 zur „Steve Miller Band“. Er zog nach Kalifornien und spielte in der Gruppe „Quicksilver Messenger Service“.

Neben Solo-Projekten arbeitete Hopkins immer wieder mit bekannten Bands und Interpreten, etwa John Lennon, Jefferson Airplane und Ron Wood.

1994 starb Nicky Hopkins an Komplikationen nach einer Magenoperation.

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  • LBellamYorke

    nicky hopkins was the man! [3] Nicky was pure magic indeed.[2]

    24. Feb. 2013 Antworten
  • FaustoRocks

    nicky hopkins was the man! [3] i was so gonna right that! HE IS!!!! A truly example of a perfect Pisces like George Harrison, Kurt Cobain and me. Nicky was pure magic indeed.

    10. Sep. 2011 Antworten
  • DeadKinks

    You may try to pick Nicky Hopkins' finest moment, but you'll end up realising it's practically the same as choosing rock's finest moment. He was essential part of most of the finest moments of most of the finest bands, during most of rock's finest years. The man and his piano were there spirit of the 60's and the 70's in popular music in the Western emisphere, more than any other one-musician-and-his-instrument, including all those he played with. If you don't get it, take a look at the man's discography: http://rocksoff.org/nicky-sessions.htm .

    5. Sep. 2011 Antworten
  • KeithJones

    nicky hopkins was the man! [2]

    14. Aug. 2010 Antworten
  • dominic_john

    nicky hopkins was the man! everyone needs to know who he is. we've all been inspired by his work, it just so happens that a lot of it was with other bands.

    16. Nov. 2009 Antworten
  • SachMotee5000

    its my belief, and im sure its one that is shared by most real stones fans, that he was integral to the stones flavour. He added such amazing, spine tingling, breath taking moments and flourishes to their work during their peak btwn 69/73. Tracked down his second solo effort the Tin Man Was A Dreamer and I am currently on my first listen to it ... drool

    15. Okt. 2009 Antworten
  • mothersruin

    nicky hopkins worked on his track with the beatles maybe thats the answer?...

    10. Dez. 2008 Antworten
  • sarahjkf

    Dont know who this guy is !?! ya what !! unwittingly we have all heard this guy at some point one of if not THE greatest session musicians ever !! worked with everybody you name them he worked with them......the man was a bleeding genius...

    20. Sep. 2008 Antworten
  • Simanion

    heh *returns one year later* I've tried to change the artist in properties 100 times and it just won't have a bar of it... So Nicky Hopkins it is!

    19. Apr. 2008 Antworten
  • rokrr16

    why, when i play revolution 1 by the beatles, it shows up as nicky hopkins? Im not listening to nicky hopkins, Ive never even heard of this guy.

    17. Dez. 2007 Antworten
  • gbrading

    I've just realised that my version of Revolution 1 was labelled as Nicky Hopkins; The Beatles. For one thing, as Deigo said, this is wrong in itself, as he played on Revolution, but it was also scrobbling here. I've now corrected it so The Beatles are first, on the correct song.

    1. Dez. 2007 Antworten
  • ExecutionStyle

    correction, his finest moment is anything he did with the stones from beggars banquet on through exile.

    13. Nov. 2007 Antworten
  • Don_Diego

    Hopkins plays on Revolution the B-side to Hey Jude, not Revolution 1 the opening track to Side 4 of the White Album. And obviously both tracks have to bear The Beatles in the artist field, I'm sorry. Having said that, Nick's finest moment is probably The Who's The Song Is Over.

    19. Okt. 2007 Antworten
  • piano_fire

    Well yeah, but it's not by Nicky Hopkins...

    10. Mai. 2007 Antworten
  • DeThoom

    haha, well if you really don't know, Nicky Hopkins was one of the best and most popular session pianists, and he can be heard on a lot of songs from Rolling Stones, The Who and the Kinks. He played the pianosolo on Revolution 1.

    2. Apr. 2007 Antworten
  • Simanion

    Who the hell is Nicky Hopkins and why are they taking credit for The Beatles, namely Revolution 1? haha

    14. Mär. 2007 Antworten