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English Rock Bands List

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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.
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
2
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
3
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
4
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
5
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
6
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae
7
Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Rock Bands List
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
8
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk
9
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Rock Bands List
Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul
10
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock
11
The Who is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Rock Bands List
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
12
Queen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal
13
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
14
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
15
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
16
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
17
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop
18
The Clash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave
19
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Rock Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music
20
Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock
21
The Police is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Rock Bands List
New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk
22
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock
23
Cream is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
24
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock
25
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Rock Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music