Bands/Musicians 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.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Birmingham?" or "What is a list of Birmingham bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (133 items)

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John ...more

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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock
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

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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal
Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill ...more

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Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal
Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. MTV ranked them the second "Greatest Metal Band" ...more

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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
Duran Duran are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United ...more

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Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music
Electric Light Orchestra are a British rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO was formed to accommodate Roy ...more

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Traffic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Rock music, Folk rock, Jazz fusion
Traffic was an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands. The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. They began as a psychedelic ...more

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The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music
The Moody Blues are an English rock band. Among their innovations was a fusion with classical music, as heard in their 1967 album Days of Future Passed. The Moody Blues have sold more than 55 ...more

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Jeff Lynne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Disco, Pop music, Rock music
Jeffrey "Jeff" Lynne is an English songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who gained fame as the leader and sole constant member of Electric ...more

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Fine Young Cannibals is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock
Fine Young Cannibals were a British band formed in Birmingham, England in 1984, by bassist David Steele, guitarist Andy Cox, and singer Roland Gift. Their self-titled 1985 debut album contained ...more

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UB40 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Pop music, Ska, Reggae
UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. ...more

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Napalm Death is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Groove metal, Rock music, Crust punk
Napalm Death are a British-American grindcore band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark ...more

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Christine McVie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Christine Anne Perfect, professionally known as Christine McVie, is an English singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Her fame came as a member of rock band Fleetwood Mac, joining the band in 1970 ...more

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The Move is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music
The Move, from Birmingham, England, were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s. They scored nine Top 20 UK singles in five years, but were among the most popular British bands not ...more

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Nigel John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock
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

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Editors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative rock
Editors are an English rock band, formed in 2002 in Stafford. Previously known as Pilot, The Pride and Snowfield, the band currently consists of Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay, Justin Lockey, ...more

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Tony Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal
Anthony Philip Harford, better known by his stage name Tony Martin, is a heavy metal vocalist best known for his work with Black Sabbath from 1987 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1997. Martin was ...more

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Nick Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
Nick Rhodes is an English musician, best known as the founding member and keyboardist of the new wave band Duran Duran. He has also released albums with Arcadia in 1985, as well as The Devils in ...more

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The Charlatans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Madchester, Folk rock, Britpop
The Charlatans are an English indie rock band. The band's line-up currently comprises lead vocalist Tim Burgess, guitarist Mark Collins, bassist Martin Blunt, and keyboardist Tony Rogers. Former ...more

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Magnum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Melodic Rock, Rock music, Progressive rock
Magnum are a British progressive rock band from Birmingham, England. Formed as a four piece by Tony Clarkin, Bob Catley, Kex Gorin and Bob Doyle in order to appear as the resident band at The ...more

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Steel Pulse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Reggae
Steel Pulse are a roots reggae musical band, from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England, which has a large number of Afro-Caribbean, Indian and other Asian migrants. They originally formed ...more

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Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
Cleopatra were a R&B/pop girl group from the UK whose members were sisters Cleo, Yonah, and Zainam Higgins. Their debut single, "Cleopatra's Theme" entered the UK Singles Chart at ...more

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Taylor Hicks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop rock
Taylor Reuben Hicks is an American singer who won the fifth season of American Idol. Hicks got his start as a professional musician in his late teens and performed around the Southeastern United ...more

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Clare Maguire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop
Clare Rita Mary Maguire is a British singer-songwriter. She was signed to Universal Music Group Polydor Records in 2008. She was rated in fifth place in the BBC Sound of 2011 list of the top 15 ...more

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The Spencer Davis Group is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Birmingham
British Invasion, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
The Spencer Davis Group are a mid-1960s British beat group from Birmingham, England, formed by Spencer Davis with Steve Winwood and his brother Muff Winwood. Their best known songs include ...more