Nicholas Christian Hopkins was an English pianist and organist. Hopkins recorded and performed on many notable British and American pop and rock music releases from the 1960s through the 1990s including many songs by The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who.
|Birth name:||Nicholas Christian Hopkins|
|Born:||February 24, 1944, Perivale, Middlesex, England, UK|
|Died:||September 6, 1994, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Genres:||Rock and roll, rock|
|Associated acts:||Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, Cyril Davies All Stars, Jerry Garcia Band, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Jeff Beck Group, Sweet Thursday, The Beatles, Steve Miller Band, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Who, Night, Donovan|
|IMDb:||Nicky Hopkins’s IMDb|
About Nicky Hopkins
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.
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.
In the late 1960s, he recorded an album titled Shady Grove with a psychedelic rock group called Quicksilver Messenger Service.
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.
He briefly performed with a quintet called Sweet Thursday that included folk singer Cat Stevens.
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