Music

English Rock Bands List

Reference
Updated June 14, 2019 17.8k views 599 items

List of English rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as rock music 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 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 rock music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

This list includes Paul McCartney, David Bowie and more bands.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular rock bands from England?" and "Which rock bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.
list ordered by
1
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Experimental rock; Nationality: England
2
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Rock music, Psychedelic pop & Electronic music; Nationality: United Kingdom
3
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Rock Bands List
4
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Blues-rock, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: England
5
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Rock Bands List
6
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Reggae; Nationality: England
7
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Pop, R&B & Soul; Nationality: England
8
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Rock Bands List
9
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Doo-wop, Pop music & Neo soul; Nationality: England
10
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Rock Bands List
11
The Who is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Rock Bands List
12
Queen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Rock Bands List
13
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Piano rock; Nationality: United Kingdom
14
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Rockabilly; Nationality: United Kingdom
15
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: New Wave, Rock music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: England
16
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United Kingdom
17
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Rock Bands List
18
The Clash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Rock Bands List
19
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Rock Bands List
20
Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Rock Bands List
21
The Police is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Rock Bands List
22
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Rock Bands List
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Experimental rock; Nationality: England
23
Cream is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Rock Bands List
24
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Rock Bands List
25
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Rock Bands List