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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 Zeppelin1

    Led Zeppelin

    Blues-rock, Classic rock

    AlbumsLed Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin II, Physical Graffiti, Houses of the Holy

    Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of...  more
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  • Ozzy Osbourne2

    Ozzy Osbourne

    Doom metal, Glam metal

    AlbumsBlizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, The Ultimate Sin, No More Tears, Black Rain

    John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, actor...  more
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  • Black Sabbath3

    Black Sabbath

    Doom metal, Blues-rock

    AlbumsParanoid, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Vol. 4, Master of Reality

    Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main...  more
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  • Judas Priest4

    Judas Priest

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal

    AlbumsBritish Steel, Screaming for Vengeance, Hell Bent for Leather, Defenders of the Faith, Painkiller

    Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. They have sold...  more
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  • Duran Duran5

    Duran Duran

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsRio, Come Undone, Greatest, Notorious, Save a Prayer

    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 Orchestra6

    Electric Light Orchestra

    Synthpop, Pop music

    AlbumsOut of the Blue, Time, A New World Record, Xanadu, Balance of Power

    The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970 by...  more
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  • Traffic7


    Rock music, Folk rock

    AlbumsThe Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, John Barleycorn Must Die, On the Road, Mr. Fantasy, Far from Home

    Traffic was an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands. The group formed...  more
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  • The Moody Blues8

    The Moody Blues

    Synthpop, Rock music

    AlbumsDays of Future Passed, Long Distance Voyager, In Search of the Lost Chord, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, To Our Children's Children's Children

    The Moody Blues are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1964, initially consisting...  more
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  • Jeff Lynne9

    Jeff Lynne

    Disco, Pop music

    AlbumsXanadu, Armchair Theatre, Concert for George, A Message From the Country: The Jeff Lynne Years, 1968-1973

    Jeffrey Lynne (born 30 December 1947) is an English songwriter, singer, record producer, and...  more
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  • Fine Young Cannibals10

    Fine Young Cannibals

    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Raw & The Cooked, The Finest, Fine Young Cannibals, The Raw & The Remix, The Platinum Collection

    Fine Young Cannibals were a British rock music band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1984, by...  more
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  • UB4011


    Pop music, Ska

    AlbumsLabour of Love, The UB40 File, Labour of Love III, Labour of Love II, The Very Best of 1980-2002

    UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. The...  more
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  • Napalm Death12

    Napalm Death

    Groove metal, Rock music

    AlbumsFrom Enslavement to Obliteration, Harmony Corruption, Diatribes, Inside the Torn Apart, Scum

    Napalm Death are a British extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in...  more
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  • Christine McVie13

    Christine McVie

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsIn the Meantime, Christine McVie, Christine Perfect, Albatross, The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions

    Christine Anne Perfect (born 12 July 1943), known professionally as Christine McVie following...  more
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  • The Move14

    The Move

    British Invasion, Pop music

    AlbumsMove, Looking On, Message From the Country, The Very Best of The Move, Blackberry Way / Something

    The Move, from Birmingham, England, were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s....  more
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  • Nigel John Taylor15

    Nigel John Taylor

    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsMeltdown, METAFour, Feelings Are Good and Other Lies, :resumè, Techno For Two

    Nigel John Taylor (born 20 June 1960) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, producer and...  more
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  • Editors16


    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsThe Back Room, An End Has a Start, The Weight of Your Love, In This Light and on This Evening, Bullets

    Editors are an English rock band, formed in 2002 in Stafford. Previously known as Pilot, The...  more
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  • Tony Martin17

    Tony Martin

    Doom metal, Blues-rock

    AlbumsScream, Back Where I Belong

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  • Nick Rhodes18

    Nick Rhodes

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsOnly After Dark: Nick Rhodes & John Taylor Present...

    Nick Rhodes (born Nicholas James Bates; 8 June 1962) is an English musician, singer and...  more
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  • The Charlatans19

    The Charlatans

    Madchester, Folk rock

    AlbumsWho We Touch, Between 10th and 11th, Wonderland, Over Rising, Weirdo

    The Charlatans are an English rock band formed in the West Midlands in 1988. The line-up...  more
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  • Magnum20


    Melodic Rock, Rock music

    AlbumsGoodnight L.A., On a Storyteller's Night, Wings of Heaven, Into the Valley of the Moonking, Long Days

    Magnum are an English hard rock band. They were formed in Birmingham by Tony Clarkin (guitar,...  more
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  • Steel Pulse21

    AlbumsSound System: The Island Anthology, Earth Crisis, Victims, Babylon the Bandit, Rage and Fury

    Steel Pulse is a roots reggae musical band from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England,...  more
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  • Cleopatra22


    Pop music, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsSteppin' Out, Comin' Atcha!, Cleopatra's Theme, Life Ain't Easy, Thank ABBA for the Music

    Cleopatra are an R&B/pop girl group from the UK....  more
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  • Taylor Hicks23

    Taylor Hicks

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsIn Your Time, Taylor Hicks, Under the Radar, The Distance, Do I Make You Proud / Takin' It to the Streets

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  • Clare Maguire24

    Clare Maguire

    Synthpop, Pop music

    AlbumsLight After Dark, Let's Begin, Clare Maguire, The Last Dance

    Clare Rita Mary Maguire (born 15 September 1988) is a British singer-songwriter. She was...  more
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  • The Spencer Davis Group25

    The Spencer Davis Group

    British Invasion, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsAutumn '66, Eight Gigs a Week: The Steve Winwood Years, Gimme Some Lovin’, Mojo Rhythms & Midnight Blues: The Live Album, Volume 1: Sessions 1965-1968

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