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 .
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
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...
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.
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.
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.