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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
age 70 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

Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
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
age 71 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
age 73 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
age 67 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
age 74 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
age 72 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
age 73 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
age 73 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
age 47 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
age 74 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
age 74 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
age 63 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
age 71 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
age 64 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

PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
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
age 39 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
age 74 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
age 60 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
age 73 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
age 69 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
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
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
age 76 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
age 58 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
age 61 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

Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 70 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
age 70 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
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

Robin Trower is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 73 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
age 40 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
age 53 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
age 69 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
age 57 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
age 51 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
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
age 57 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
age 68 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
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
age 65 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
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
age 75 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
age 62 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

Steve Hackett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 68 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
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
age 69 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
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
age 68 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
age 53 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
age 71 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