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List of Famous Bands from England

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List of England bands, listed by their level of fame. This England musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous England bands are included, as well as many England musicians of underground status. This list of England 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 England 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.

Everything from David Bowie to Led Zeppelin is included on this list.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from England?" or "What is a list of England bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
  • Jethro Tull26

    Jethro Tull

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsAqualung, The Jethro Tull Christmas Album, Thick as a Brick, Stand Up, Crest of a Knave

    Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967. Initially... more on Wikipedia

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  • Asia27


    Rock music, Arena rock

    AlbumsAsia, Alpha, Astra, XXX, Heat of the Moment

    Asia are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1981. The most commercially... more on Wikipedia
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer28

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Rock music, Progressive rock

    AlbumsEmerson Lake & Palmer, Brain Salad Surgery, Tarkus, Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends, Trilogy

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in... more on Wikipedia

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    #212 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#47 of 356 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

  • Blur29


    Indie pop, Shoegazing

    Albums13, Parklife, Blur, Modern Life Is Rubbish, The Great Escape

    Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of... more on Wikipedia
  • Florence and the Machine30

    Florence and the Machine

    Neo soul, Baroque pop

    AlbumsLungs, Ceremonials, Dog Days Are Over, A Lot of Love. A Lot of Blood, Live at the Wiltern

    Florence and the Machine (stylised as Florence + the Machine) are an English indie rock band... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joe Strummer31

    Joe Strummer

    New Wave, Ska

    AlbumsWalker, Earthquake Weather, House of Blues, Island Hopping, Love Kills

    John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), known by his name from May of 1975,... more on Wikipedia
  • Fatboy Slim32

    Fatboy Slim

    Big Beat, Electronica

    AlbumsYou've Come a Long Way, Baby, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, Better Living Through Chemistry, The Greatest Hits - Why Make Videos

    Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook; 31 July 1963), known by his stage name Fatboy... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cat Stevens33

    Cat Stevens

    Synthpop, Sufi rock

    AlbumsTea for the Tillerman, The Very Best Of, Teaser and the Firecat, Izitso, An Other Cup

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

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  • Electric Light Orchestra34

    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 on Wikipedia

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    The Best Electric Light Orchestra Albums of All Time#19 of 139 Bands Or Artists With Five Great Albums

  • King Crimson35

    King Crimson

    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsLarks' Tongues in Aspic, In the Court of the Crimson King, In the Wake of Poseidon, Discipline, Red

    King Crimson are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968, that now is more... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rainbow36


    Blues-rock, Progressive metal

    AlbumsRising, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Long Live Rock ’n’ Roll, On Stage, Difficult to Cure

    Rainbow were a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993... more on Wikipedia
  • Bad Company37

    Bad Company

    Blues-rock, Hard rock

    AlbumsBad Company, What You Hear Is What You Get: The Best of Bad Company, Burnin' Sky, Can't Get Enough, Fame and Fortune

    Bad Company are an English hard rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London, in 1973 by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bush38


    Grunge, Post-grunge

    AlbumsSixteen Stone, Razorblade Suitcase, The Science of Things, Golden State, Letting the Cables Sleep

    Bush are an English rock band formed in London, England in 1992. Their current lineup... more on Wikipedia
  • Dave Gahan39

    Dave Gahan

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsHourglass, Hourglass Remixes, Paper Monsters, Bottle Living/Hold On, Dirty Sticky Floors

    Dave Gahan (; born David Callcott; 9 May 1962) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as... more on Wikipedia

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    #281 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists#224 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

  • Eric Burdon & the Animals40

    Eric Burdon & the Animals

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and The Animals, House of the Rising Sun, The Best of The Animals, The Best of the Animals, The Singles Plus

    The Animals are an English rhythm and blues and rock band, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Keith Moon41

    Keith Moon

    Skiffle, Pop music

    AlbumsTwo Sides of the Moon

    Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was an English drummer for the rock band... more on Wikipedia

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  • America42


    Classic rock, Rock music

    AlbumsHomecoming, The Complete Greatest Hits, A Horse With No Name, Perspective, America

    America is an American rock band that was formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek,... more on Wikipedia
  • Gorillaz43


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsDemon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach, Clint Eastwood, The Fall

    Gorillaz are a British virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie... more on Wikipedia

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  • Eurythmics44


    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsSweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Touch, Be Yourself Tonight, Savage, Peace

    Eurythmics were a British pop duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart.... more on Wikipedia
  • Lily Allen45

    Lily Allen

    Indie pop, Synthpop

    AlbumsAlright, Still, F.U.E.P., Sheezus, Paris Live Session

    Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (née Allen; 2 May 1985) is an English singer and songwriter. She is... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Entwistle46

    John Entwistle

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsRigor Mortis Sets In, Mad Dog, Whistle Rymes, Too Late the Hero, Smash Your Head Against the Wall

    John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bass guitarist, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #84 of 193 Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely#54 of 221 Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

  • Bring Me The Horizon47

    Bring Me The Horizon

    Deathcore, Metalcore

    AlbumsCount Your Blessings, Suicide Season, There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret

    Bring Me the Horizon are a British metalcore band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2003,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Chris Martin48

    Chris Martin

    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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    #535 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#167 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock

  • Uriah Heep49

    Uriah Heep

    Heavy metal, Pop rock

    AlbumsDemons and Wizards, Look at Yourself, The Magician's Birthday, Salisbury, ...Very 'eavy ...Very 'umble

    Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 and are regarded as one of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Massive Attack50

    Massive Attack

    Hip hop music, Soundtrack

    AlbumsMezzanine, 100th Window, Blue Lines, Teardrop, No Protection

    Massive Attack are a British musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, United Kingdom,... more on Wikipedia

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