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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. (1472 items)
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (, BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry ...more
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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham. ...more
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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the rhythm guitarist for ...more
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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae
Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo ...more
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Pop, R&B, Soul
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. In 2007, she ...more
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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul
Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, ...more
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Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965. They emerged from London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and became one of the most commercially successful and ...more
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have ...more
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the ...more
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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band's discography has grown to thirty-nine albums, ...more
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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Alternative Rock, Pop
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. The four members – which include lead vocalist/pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer ...more
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Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal
Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. They have sold over 50 million copies of their albums. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands ...more
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David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock
David Jon Gilmour ( GHIL-mor; born 6 March 1946) is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who was a member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He joined the group as ...more
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Cream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their unique sound was characterised by a ...more
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Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over ...more
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Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. ...more
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Genesis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock
Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, in 1967. The most successful and longest-lasting line-up consisted of keyboardist Tony Banks, ...more
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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock
Catherine Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. In 1978, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering ...more
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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He first achieved fame in the 1970s emerging from ...more
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Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
John Robert Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014), better known as Joe Cocker, was an English singer. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and distinctive ...more
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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock
Arctic Monkeys is an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Matt Helders (drums, vocals), Jamie Cook (guitar, keyboards) ...more
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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
Duran Duran () are an English new wave band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band were one of the most successful acts of the 1980s, but by the end of the decade, membership and music style ...more
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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and ...more
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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the ...more
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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the ...more