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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.

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  • David Bowie1

    David Bowie

    Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    AlbumsThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, Aladdin Sane, "Heroes"

    David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (,...  more

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  • Led Zeppelin2

    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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  • John Lennon3

    John Lennon

    Blues-rock, Pop music

    AlbumsImagine, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Double Fantasy, Milk and Honey, Walls and Bridges

    John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an...  more

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  • Eric Clapton4

    Eric Clapton

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    Albums461 Ocean Boulevard, Crossroads, Pilgrim, Journeyman, Tears in Heaven

    Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer,...  more
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  • Adele5


    Pop, R&B

    Albums21, 19, Make You Feel My Love, Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Cold Shoulder

    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating...  more

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  • Amy Winehouse6

    Amy Winehouse

    Doo-wop, Pop music

    AlbumsBack to Black, Frank, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Rehab, Remixes Promo 2

    Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter....  more
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  • Pink Floyd7

    Pink Floyd

    Rock music, Space rock

    AlbumsThe Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Meddle, Animals

    Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965. They emerged from London's...  more

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  • Elton John8

    Elton John

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsGoodbye Yellow Brick Road, Disney's Sing-Along: The Lion King, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Madman Across the Water, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player

    Sir Elton Hercules John (born 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and...  more

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  • Freddie Mercury9

    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Solo Collection, Barcelona, Mr. Bad Guy, Time, Guide Me Home

    Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British...  more

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  • Iron Maiden10

    Iron Maiden

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsThe Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden, Powerslave, Brave New World, Piece of Mind

    Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist...  more

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  • Coldplay11


    Alternative Rock, Pop

    AlbumsA Rush of Blood to the Head, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Parachutes, X&Y, Clocks

    Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. The four members – which include...  more

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  • Judas Priest12

    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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  • David Gilmour13

    David Gilmour

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsOn an Island, David Gilmour, Remember That Night, About Face, Live in Gdańsk

    David Jon Gilmour ( GHIL-mor; born 6 March 1946) is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer...  more

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  • Cream14


    Blues-rock, Classic rock

    AlbumsDisraeli Gears, The Very Best of Cream, Fresh Cream, Wheels of Fire, Those Were the Days

    Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce,...  more
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  • Deep Purple15

    Deep Purple

    Blues-rock, Classic rock

    AlbumsMachine Head, Live in Japan, Deep Purple in Rock, Perfect Strangers, Fireball

    Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is considered to be...  more

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  • Fleetwood Mac16

    Fleetwood Mac

    Blues-rock, Pop music

    AlbumsRumours, Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night, The Dance, The Original Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have...  more

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  • Genesis17


    Rock music, Pop rock

    AlbumsThe Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Genesis, Foxtrot, A Trick of the Tail, Trespass

    Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, in 1967....  more

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  • Kate Bush18

    Kate Bush

    Synthpop, Pop rock

    AlbumsHounds of Love, The Dreaming, The Kick Inside, Hounds of Love, Never for Ever

    Catherine Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. In...  more

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  • Billy Idol19

    Billy Idol

    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsRebel Yell, Happy Holidays, Idol Songs: 11 of the Best, Billy Idol, Whiplash Smile

    William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is...  more
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  • Joe Cocker20

    Joe Cocker

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsJoe Cocker, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Night Calls, Sheffield Steel, Best Ballads

    John Robert Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014), better known as Joe Cocker, was an...  more

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  • Arctic Monkeys21

    Arctic Monkeys

    Trip hop, Dance-punk

    AlbumsWhatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare, Humbug, Suck It and See

    Arctic Monkeys is an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex...  more

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  • Duran Duran22

    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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  • Dire Straits23

    Dire Straits

    Celtic rock, Blues-rock

    AlbumsBrothers in Arms, Dire Straits, Making Movies, Love Over Gold, Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits

    Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals...  more

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  • Dusty Springfield24

    Dusty Springfield

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

    AlbumsDusty In Memphis Plus, Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty, I Only Want to Be With You, The Look of Love, See All Her Faces

    Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known...  more

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  • George Michael25

    George Michael

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsFaith, Listen Without Prejudice, Volume 1, Careless Whisper, Older

    George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an...  more

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