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Nicky Hopkins

Pianist and Organist
Born Feb 24, 1944

Nicholas Christian "Nicky" 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 notable Rolling Stones releases.

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1944 Birth Nicholas Christian Hopkins was born in Perivale, Middlesex, England on 24 February 1944. … Read More


1960 16 Years Old Hopkins' studies were interrupted in 1960 when he left school at 16 to become the pianist with Screaming Lord Sutch's Savages until, two years later, he and fellow Savages Bernie Watson, Rick Brown (aka Ricky Fenson) and Carlo Little, joined the renowned blues harmonica player Cyril Davies, who had just left Blues Incorporated, and became the Cyril Davies R&B All Stars. … Read More
1963 19 Years Old However he was forced to leave the All Stars in May 1963 for a series of operations that almost cost him his life and was bed-ridden for nineteen months in his late teenage years. … Read More


1967 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1967 he joined the Jeff Beck Group, formed by former Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck with vocalist Rod Stewart, bassist Ronnie Wood and drummer Micky Waller, playing on the LPs Truth and Beck-Ola. … Read More
1972 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Hopkins – along with Ry Cooder, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts – released the 1972 album entitled Jamming with Edward! which was recorded during the Stones' Let It Bleed sessions when Stones guitarist Keith Richards was not present in the studio. … Read More
1973 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Hopkins failed to make the Rolling Stones' 1973 tour of Europe due to ill health and, aside from a guest appearance in 1978, did not play again with the Stones live on stage. … Read More


1975 31 Years Old 1 More Event
His third solo album, entitled No More Changes (Mercury SRM 11028), was released in 1975. … Read More


1989 45 Years Old Despite working many times with the other various members of The Beatles, he worked only once with Paul on his 1989 album Flowers in the Dirt. … Read More


1994 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Songwriter and musician Julian Dawson collaborated with Hopkins on one recording, the pianist's last, in spring 1994, a few months before his death. … Read More
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