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Mike Garson is an American professional pianist, most notable for his work with David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Garson was originally noticed when he played on the I'm the One album by early 1970s experimental artist Annette Peacock. When Peacock was asked by a very interested David Bowie to join him on his tour she refused. Garson however did not and so began one of the most enduring relationships in rock history.

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  • Avatar for theironictea
    “Mike Garson listens attentively...then plays whatever the hell he wants” - Tony Visconti
  • Avatar for theironictea
    “It is pointless to talk about his ability as a pianist. He is exceptional. However, there are very, very few musicians, let alone pianists, who naturally understand the movement and free thinking necessary to hurl themselves into experimental or traditional areas of music, sometimes, ironically, at the same time. Mike does this with such enthusiasm that it makes my heart glad just to be in the same room with him.” - David Bowie
  • Avatar for theironictea
    What a fantastic pianist! I can't believe he recorded the Aladdin Sane title track in one take!
  • Avatar for neondiz
    Mike has a new cd entitled "The Bowie Variations" - which has him presenting some interpretations of several David Bowie classics. However, many are not those you may expect to hear. Go check it out at
  • Avatar for GOD-GIVEN
    Love his work on The Fragile, the new album should be good also.
  • Avatar for jdrevpile
    also head to to order his new album; Conversations With My Family... if you want
  • Avatar for neondiz
    Check out for exclusive EPs and tracks directly from Mike.

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