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Famous Guitar Players from England

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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 71
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of ...more

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Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
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Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of the Rolling ...more

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 72
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (, BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry ...more

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 74
Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo ...more

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 68
Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the drummer and later became singer of ...more

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Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 75
James Patrick Page (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin. ...more

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David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 73
David Jon Gilmour ( GHIL-mor; born 6 March 1946) is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who was a member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He joined the group as ...more

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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 74
Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling ...more

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Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 74
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter best known as the guitarist, backing and secondary lead vocalist, principal ...more

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Dido is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 48
Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong (born 25 December 1971), known professionally as Dido (), is an English singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her ...more

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Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 75
Roger Harry Daltrey (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer and actor. He is a founder, member, and lead singer of the rock band the Who. Daltrey is known for his powerful voice and energetic ...more

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Jeff Beck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 75
Geoffrey Arnold Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with the Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy ...more

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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 64
William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He first achieved fame in the 1970s emerging from ...more

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Brian May is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 72
Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist. He is the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. His songs include "We Will Rock ...more

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Elvis Costello is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 65
Declan Patrick MacManus, OBE (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English pop/rock musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, ...more

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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 50
Polly Jean Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, artist, poet and composer. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a ...more

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Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 40
Peter Doherty (born 12 March 1979) is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist. He is best known for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he formed with Carl ...more

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Ray Davies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 75
Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, ( DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the Kinks, which he leads ...more

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Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 61
Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, airline pilot, entrepreneur, author, and broadcaster. He is known for his work as the lead singer of the ...more

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Ritchie Blackmore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 74
Richard Hugh Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He was one of the founding members of Deep Purple in 1968, playing jam-style hard-rock music which mixed ...more

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Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 70
Mark Freuder Knopfler ( NOP-flər; born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and film score composer. He was the lead guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter ...more

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)
John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the rhythm guitarist for ...more

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
Dec. at 58 (1943-2001)
George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the ...more

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 77
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as bass player for the Beatles. His ...more

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Nigel John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from England
age 59
Nigel John Taylor (born 20 June 1960) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of new wave band Duran Duran. ...more

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