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English Rock Bands List

Updated June 14, 2019 18.6k views599 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.
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