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List of Famous Bands from Birmingham

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List of Birmingham bands, listed by their level of fame. This Birmingham musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Birmingham bands are included, as well as many Birmingham musicians of underground status. This list of Birmingham musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Birmingham bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

This is a list that includes bands like Led Zeppelin and Ozzy Osbourne.

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    Led Zeppelin

    Blues-rock, Classic rock
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    Ozzy Osbourne

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

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    Black Sabbath

    Doom metal, Blues-rock
    Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main...  more

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    Judas Priest

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal
    Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. They have sold...  more

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    Duran Duran

    Synthpop, New Wave
    Duran Duran () are an English new wave band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band were one of...  more

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    Electric Light Orchestra

    Synthpop, Pop music
    The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970 by...  more

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    Rock music, Folk rock
    Traffic was an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands. The group formed...  more

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    The Moody Blues

    Synthpop, Rock music
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    Jeff Lynne

    Disco, Pop music
    Jeffrey Lynne (born 30 December 1947) is an English songwriter, singer, record producer, and...  more

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    Fine Young Cannibals

    New Wave, Rock music
    Fine Young Cannibals were a British rock music band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1984, by...  more

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    Pop music, Ska
    UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. The...  more

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    Napalm Death

    Groove metal, Rock music
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    Christine McVie

    Pop music, Rock music
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    The Move

    British Invasion, Pop music
    The Move, from Birmingham, England, were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s....  more


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    Nigel John Taylor

    New Wave, Rock music
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    Synthpop, New Wave
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    Tony Martin

    Doom metal, Blues-rock
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    Nick Rhodes

    Synthpop, New Wave
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    The Charlatans

    Madchester, Folk rock
    The Charlatans are an English rock band formed in the West Midlands in 1988. The line-up...  more
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    Melodic Rock, Rock music
    Magnum are an English hard rock band. They were formed in Birmingham by Tony Clarkin (guitar,...  more
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    Steel Pulse is a roots reggae musical band from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England,...  more

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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B
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  • 23

    Taylor Hicks

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul
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    Clare Maguire

    Synthpop, Pop music
    Clare Rita Mary Maguire (born 15 September 1988) is a British singer-songwriter. She was...  more
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    The Spencer Davis Group

    British Invasion, Blue-eyed soul
    The Spencer Davis Group are a mid-1960s British beat group from Birmingham, England, formed by...  more