Nicky Hopkins

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Birthday
24, 1944
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 6, 1994 (50)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
24, 1944
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 6, 1994 (50)

About

Remembered for his work on numerous Rolling Stones tracks, this British pianist also worked as a session musician for the Kinks and the Beatles. He also released several solo albums, including The Tin Man Was a Dreamer and No More Changes.

Before Fame

He earned a scholarship to London's Royal Academy of Music, but ended his studies to play the piano for a 1960s rock group called Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages.

Trivia

In the late 1960s, he recorded an album titled Shady Grove with a psychedelic rock group called Quicksilver Messenger Service.

Family Life

Born in Middlesex, England, he began playing the piano when he was just three years old. Later in his life, he settled in the United States with his wife, Moira. Having suffered from Crohn's disease since his childhood years, he passed away at the age of fifty.

Associated With

He briefly performed with a quintet called Sweet Thursday that included folk singer Cat Stevens.