What rock songs have particularly smokin’ piano parts, and who played them?
Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard certainly had their share, but after the Beatles and Rolling Stones, and Clapton and Hendrix, the guitar became the main instrument in rock. In most cases, the pianist was not even a “Real” member of the band.
A few that I like are:
The Who “Let’s See Action”
Elton John “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fightin” (did he do anything else that was ‘hard rock’?)
Lynyrd Skynyrd “The Breeze” (among several others)
The Beatles “Revolution” (Nicky Hopkins is listed in the liner notes)
Bob Seger “Old Time Rock And Roll”
Are there any others? Anything from this century??