Musicians 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)
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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 75
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 49
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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