Nicky Hopkins, Mill Valley, CA; 12/1/1975, 19-4-20. English pianist and organist, session player who recorded and performed on noted British and American popular music recordings of the 1960s and 1970s as a session musician. He performed on albums and singles by The Kinks, The Move, Alun Davies and Jon Mark (later of the Mark-Almond Band), while Davies was touring with Cat Stevens. In 1965, he played piano on The Who's second single, "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere", and their debut LP, My Generation, and would subsequently play on their 1971 album Who's Next and 1975 album The Who By Numbers.
Hopkins recorded with British acts of the Sixties, including The Rolling Stones, and Donovan, and on solo albums by John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, and others. In 1967 he joined The Jeff Beck Group,