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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.
  • Ozzy Osbourne


    BirthplaceAston, United Kingdom

    John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, actor... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Bowie

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceBrixton, London, United Kingdom

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  • Eric Clapton


    BirthplaceRipley, England

    Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer,... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button

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  • Phil Collins

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceHounslow, London, England

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  • Rod Stewart


    BirthplaceHighgate, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pete Townshend

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceChiswick, London, England

    Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English multi-instrumentalist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Roger Daltrey

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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  • Billy Idol

    Billy Idol

    Age: 64

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceStanmore, United Kingdom

    William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button
  • Tony Blair

    Tony Blair

    Age: 66

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian May

    Brian May

    Age: 72

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia
  • Bruce Dickinson


    BirthplaceWorksop, United Kingdom

    Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, airline... more on Wikipedia
  • Lita Ford

    Lita Ford

    Age: 61

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceEngland, London

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  • Ritchie Blackmore

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

    Richard Hugh Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He was one... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mark Knopfler

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Mark Freuder Knopfler ( NOP-flər; born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • John Lennon

    John Lennon

    Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • George Harrison

    George Harrison

    Dec. at 58 (1943-2001)

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician,... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul McCartney


    BirthplaceWalton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cat Stevens


    BirthplaceMarylebone, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Yusuf Islam (born 21 July 1948), commonly known by his stage name Cat Stevens, and later... more on Wikipedia
  • David Byrne


    BirthplaceDumbarton, United Kingdom

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  • Richard Thompson

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Richard Thompson (born 3 April 1949) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist.He made... more on Wikipedia
  • The Edge

    The Edge

    Age: 58

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceBarking, England, London

    David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961), better known by his stage name the Edge (or just... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Jones

    Brian Jones

    Dec. at 27 (1942-1969)

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceCheltenham, United Kingdom

    Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician, best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Martin Gore


    BirthplaceDagenham, England, London

    Martin Lee Gore (born 23 July 1961) is an English songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Van Morrison

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom


    Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish... more on Wikipedia

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  • Marc Bolan

    Marc Bolan

    Dec. at 30 (1947-1977)

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

    Marc Bolan ( BOH-lən; born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English... more on Wikipedia