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List of the most popular, renowned or famous guitar players from England. List includes the most notable guitarists from England, along with photos when available. This list of English guitar players is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous guitar players are from England?". You can click on the names of the famous guitarists of England in order to get more information about each one. These guitarists, like Adam Devlin and Richard Archer include images when available. You can use the guitarists in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (311 Guitarists)

Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Ozzy Osbourne age 69 - John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English vocalist, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the rock band Black ...more

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Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Keith Richards age 74 - Keith Richards is an English musician, singer and songwriter, and one of the original members of the rock band the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine credited Richards for "rock's ...more

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
David Bowie age 70 - David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the ...more

Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Eric Clapton age 72 - Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as ...more

Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Phil Collins age 66 - Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the ...more

Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Jimmy Page age 73 - James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, OBE is an English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and leader of the ...more

David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
David Gilmour age 71 - David Jon Gilmour, CBE, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his work as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band ...more

Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Rod Stewart age 72 - Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, CBE is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of English and Scottish ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music ...more

Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Pete Townshend age 72 - Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group the ...more

Dido is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Dido age 46 - Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, is an English singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel. It sold over 21 ...more

Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Roger Daltrey age 73 - Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE is an English singer, songwriter and actor. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the ...more

Jeff Beck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Jeff Beck age 73 - Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds. Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, ...more

Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Billy Idol age 62 - William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English rock musician, songwriter and actor. Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as ...more

Brian May is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Brian May age 70 - Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric ...more

Elvis Costello is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Elvis Costello age 63 - Elvis Costello is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and ...more

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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
PJ Harvey age 48 - Polly Jean Harvey, MBE, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, composer and occasional artist. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also ...more

Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Pete Doherty age 38 - Peter "Pete" Doherty is an English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist. He is best known musically for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he formed with Carl Barât ...more

Ray Davies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Ray Davies age 73 - Raymond Douglas "Ray" Davies CBE is an English musician. He was the lead singer and songwriter for the Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed ...more

Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Bruce Dickinson age 59 - Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...more

Ritchie Blackmore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Ritchie Blackmore age 72 - Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is a British guitarist and songwriter, who began his professional career as a session musician as a member of the instrumental band The Outlaws and as ...more

Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Mark Knopfler age 68 - Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE is a British songwriter, film score composer, guitarist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter for the rock band ...more

John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
John Lennon Died at 40 (1940-1980) - John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more

George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
George Harrison Died at 58 (1943-2001) - George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. ...more

Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Paul McCartney age 75 - Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the ...more

Nigel John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Nigel John Taylor age 57 - Nigel John Taylor is an English musician who is best known as the bass guitarist and co-founder of new wave band Duran Duran. Duran Duran were one of the most popular groups in the world during ...more

Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Adrian Smith age 60 - Adrian Frederick "H" Smith is an English guitarist, best known as a member of Iron Maiden, for whom he writes songs and performs live backing vocals on some tracks. Smith grew up in ...more

Yusuf Islam is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Yusuf Islam age 69 - Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached ...more

Tony Iommi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Tony Iommi age 69 - Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has ...more

Thom Yorke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Thom Yorke age 49 - Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead singer and principal songwriter of the bands Radiohead and Atoms for Peace, known for his wide ...more

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Robin Trower is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Robin Trower age 72 - Robin Leonard Trower is an English rock guitarist and vocalist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960s, and then again as the bandleader of his own power trio.

Matthew Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Matthew Bellamy age 39 - Matthew James Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, pianist, and principal songwriter of ...more

Slash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Slash age 52 - Saul Hudson, better known by his stage name Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with ...more

Richard Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Richard Thompson age 68 - Richard John Thompson OBE is a British songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician. Thompson was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991. ...more

The Edge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
The Edge age 56 - David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, is a British-born Irish musician, songwriter and singer best known as the guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist of the rock band U2. A ...more

Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Noel Gallagher age 50 - Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis. Raised in Burnage, ...more

Brian Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Brian Jones Died at 27 (1942-1969) - Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was the founder and original bandleader of the Rolling Stones. Jones was a multi-instrumentalist, with his main instruments being the guitar, harmonica and keyboards. ...more

Martin Gore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Martin Gore age 56 - Martin Lee Gore is an English singer songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, remixer, and DJ. He is a founding member of Depeche Mode and has written the majority of their songs. His work ...more

Peter Frampton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Peter Frampton age 67 - Peter Kenneth Frampton is an English-American rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The ...more

Marc Bolan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Marc Bolan Died at 30 (1947-1977) - Marc Bolan was an English singer-songwriter, poet and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of glam rock group T. Rex.

Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Mike Oldfield age 64 - Michael Gordon "Mike" Oldfield is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age. He is best known for ...more

Robert Fripp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Robert Fripp age 71 - Robert Fripp is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. As a guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson, Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of King ...more

Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Roger Waters age 74 - George Roger Waters is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, ...more

Dave Murray is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Dave Murray age 61 - David Michael Murray is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the earliest members of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Along with the group's bassist and primary ...more

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Steve Hackett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Steve Hackett age 67 - Stephen Richard "Steve" Hackett is an English musician, songwriter and singer. He gained prominence as lead guitarist of the British progressive rock group Genesis, which he joined in ...more

David Coverdale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
David Coverdale age 66 - David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead ...more

Cliff Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Cliff Williams age 68 - Clifford "Cliff" Williams is an English musician who has been a member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since mid-1977. He had started his ...more

Mick Ronson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Mick Ronson Died at 47 (1946-1993) - Michael "Mick" Ronson was an English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. He is best known for his work with David Bowie, as one of the Spiders from ...more

Eddie Clarke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Eddie Clarke age 67 - Edward Allan Clarke better known as "Fast" Eddie Clarke, is a guitarist who was a member of British heavy metal bands Fastway and Motörhead.

Gavin Rossdale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Gavin Rossdale age 52 - Gavin McGregor Rossdale is an English musician and actor, known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. Following Bush's separation in 2002, which lasted for eight years, ...more

Jeff Lynne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Jeff Lynne age 70 - Jeffrey "Jeff" Lynne is an English songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who gained fame as the leader and sole constant member of Electric ...more