Bands/Musicians 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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