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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

26
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

27
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list English Rock Bands List
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

28
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

29
Yes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

30
Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list English Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, World music

31
The Jimi Hendrix Experience is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

32
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list English Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

33
Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

34
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list English Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

35
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list English Rock Bands List
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

36
Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list English Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

37
Asia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock

38
The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list English Rock Bands List
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

39
Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

40
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

41
Blur is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list English Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music

42
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list English Rock Bands List
New Wave, Ska, Rock music

43
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list English Rock Bands List
Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

44
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list English Rock Bands List
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

45
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list English Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

46
Traffic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list English Rock Bands List
Rock music, Folk rock, Jazz fusion

47
The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list English Rock Bands List
British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

48
The Moody Blues is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list English Rock Bands List
Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

49
T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list English Rock Bands List
Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Folk rock

50
Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list English Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music