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English Hard Rock Bands List

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Updated June 14, 2019 9.7k views 180 items

List of English hard rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as hard rock solo artists from England are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great English music that you've never heard before. The hard rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in England. If you think the best English hard rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Artists on this list include Paul McCartney and David Bowie.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular hard rock bands from England?" and "Which hard rock bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Asia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Genre: Rock music, Pop rock & Power pop; Nationality: United Kingdom
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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Traffic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Eric Burdon & the An... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Genre: Skiffle, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: England
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Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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John Entwistle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: England
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Uriah Heep is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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UFO is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Free is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Wings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Ray Davies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Pop rock; Nationality: England
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Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Blind Faith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Mott the Hoople is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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Ten Years After is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
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The Sisters of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List