Greg Phillinganes

The most talented keyboardist you've probably never heard of.
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Epic talent doesn’t always mean fame. If you look on album liners for Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones and Toto, you come across Greg Phillinganes’ name time after time. And the thing is, most people have never heard of the keyboardist. True talent and humility like this needs the exposure it deserves. He’s featured in Spike Lee’s film Bad 25, a documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record “Bad,” 25 years after it was made. If Michael Jackson isn’t inspiration enough for you, Greg will be. Watch the whole film above, and watch out for Greg at 22:20.

This week’s Frandoms are by Hayes Steinberg, ACD at Bensimon Byrne.