Bands/Musicians Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom

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List of famous guitar players from United Kingdom, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. United Kingdom has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best British guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of United Kingdom and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from United Kingdom then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List guitarists include Ozzy Osbourne, Kevin Clarke and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest British guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from United Kingdom?"

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of United Kingdom in order to get more information about each one. If you're a guitar player or just love music you can use this list of talented British guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.
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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
age 65
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs ...more

Brian May is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
age 60
Lita Rossana Ford is a British-American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.

Ritchie Blackmore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
age 66
David Byrne is a Scottish musician and a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his ...more

Richard Thompson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

Brian Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
Dec. 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) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
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

Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
age 73
George Ivan "Van" Morrison, OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental, while some of his ...more

Marc Bolan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United Kingdom
Dec. 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.