Music 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.

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the ...more

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Led Zeppelin 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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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
John Lennon Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as ...more

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received ...more

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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Amy Winehouse Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. Winehouse's 2003 ...more

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Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic ...more

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since ...more

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona ...more

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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Iron Maiden 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-seven albums, ...more

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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy ...more

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Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Judas Priest 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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David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
David Gilmour Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock David Jon Gilmour, CBE, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his work as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band ...more

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Cream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Cream 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
Deep Purple Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are 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
Fleetwood Mac 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
Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock Genesis are an English rock band formed in Godalming, Surrey in 1967, with Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips as founding members. The band has had numerous line-ups ...more

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock Catherine "Kate" Bush, CBE is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer known for her eclectic musical style and her idiosyncratic soprano vocal performances. In ...more

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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Billy Idol New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English rock musician, songwriter and actor. Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as ...more

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Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Joe Cocker Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE was an English rock, blues and soul singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in ...more

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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Arctic Monkeys Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member ...more

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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Duran Duran 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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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers. Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical ...more

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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Dusty Springfield Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. ...more

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the ...more

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Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Jethro Tull Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band's sound soon incorporated elements of British folk music and hard ...more

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Asia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Asia Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock Asia is a British progressive rock band. The band was formed in 1981 as a supergroup of four members from different progressive rock bands, namely John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and ...more

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, were a sporadically active English progressive rock supergroup power trio. They found success in the 1970s, have sold over forty million albums and ...more

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Blur is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Blur Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. ...more

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Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The ...more

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Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Joe Strummer New Wave, Ska, Rock music John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, ...more

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Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music Norman Quentin Cook, also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician, rapper, and record producer. As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two ...more

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Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Cat Stevens Synthpop, Sufi rock, Nasheed Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached ...more

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Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Electric Light Orchestra 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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King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock King Crimson are a progressive rock band. Formed in London in 1968, the band are widely recognised as a foundational progressive rock group. The band have incorporated diverse influences and ...more

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Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Rainbow Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal Rainbow were a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio's American rock band Elf, but after ...more

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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Bad Company Blues-rock, Hard rock Bad Company are a British rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London in 1973 by two former Free band members – singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke – as well as Mott the Hoople ...more

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Bush is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Bush Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock Bush are a British rock band formed in London in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× ...more

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Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Dave Gahan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music David "Dave" Gahan is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer for the British electronic music band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. He is also an ...more

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Eric Burdon & the Animals is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Eric Burdon & the Animals Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues The Animals were a British band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for ...more

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Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Keith Moon Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music Keith John Moon was an English drummer who played with the English rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. In 2011, Moon was ...more

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America is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
America Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock America is an American rock band, formed in 1970 by multi-instrumentalists Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley. The trio first met in London, where they began performing live. America ...more

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Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Gorillaz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs. These members are ...more

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Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Eurythmics are a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Stewart and Lennox were both previously in the band The Tourists, who split up in 1980; Eurythmics ...more

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Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Lily Allen Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter. She is the daughter of Keith Allen and film producer Alison ...more

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John Entwistle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
John Entwistle Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues John Alec Entwistle was an English musician, songwriter, singer, film and music producer, who was best known as the bass guitarist for English rock band The Who. He was the only member of the ...more

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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Bring Me The Horizon Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal Bring Me the Horizon are a British metalcore band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2003, the group currently consists of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt ...more

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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Chris Martin Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the band Coldplay.

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Uriah Heep is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Uriah Heep Heavy metal, Pop rock, Progressive rock Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 and are regarded as one of the seminal hard rock acts of the early 1970s, and they heralded the progressive rock movement of the ...more

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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from England
Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop Massive Attack is an English musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. Their debut album Blue Lines was ...more