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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Abingdon School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Abingdon School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Abingdon School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Abingdon School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Abingdon School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Abingdon School.

List ranges from Thom Yorke to Jonny Greenwood and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Abingdon School?” and “Which celebrities are Abingdon School alumni?”
Thom Yorke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Abingdon School Alumni
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Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead singer and principal songwriter of the bands Radiohead and Atoms for Peace, known for his wide vocal range. As a multi-instrumentalist, he mainly plays guitar and piano, but also plays synthesizer, bass guitar, and drums among other instruments, and makes use of electronic equipment such as samplers and drum machines; later Radiohead albums credit him with playing "laptop". In the 1990s, Yorke was known as a rock musician, but the 2000 Radiohead album Kid A saw his work expand into electronic music. He has released two solo albums: The Eraser and Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. Outside music, Yorke is a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Wellingborough, United Kingdom

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#89 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#97 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#9 on The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble

#16 on The Best Short Male Singers

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Philip Selway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Abingdon School Alumni
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Philip James "Phil" Selway is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the drummer of English rock group Radiohead. In addition to drums, he provides backing vocals, along with occasional guitar and lead vocals, for 7 Worlds Collide. Selway is well known for his precision and proficiency in various styles and unusual time signatures, being named the 26th greatest drummer of all time by Gigwise in 2008. He has worked with Samaritans since 1991. Selway has released two solo albums: Familial and Weatherhouse. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Abingdon, United Kingdom

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Thomas Dolby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Abingdon School Alumni
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Thomas Dolby is an English musician and producer best known for his 1982 hit "She Blinded Me with Science" and 1984 single "Hyperactive!". He has also worked extensively in production and as a session musician, as a technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and as the Music Director for the TED Conference. He is currently a Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: England, London

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#9 on The Greatest Keytarists of All Time

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Jonny Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Abingdon School Alumni
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Jonathan Richard Guy "Jonny" Greenwood is an English musician and composer best known as a member of the rock band Radiohead. Beyond his primary roles as Radiohead's lead guitarist and keyboardist, Greenwood is a multi-instrumentalist and also plays viola, harmonica, glockenspiel, ondes Martenot, banjo and drums, and works with computer-generated sounds and sampling; he is also a computer programmer and writes music software used by Radiohead. Noted for his aggressive playing style, Greenwood is consistently named as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Greenwood composed the soundtracks for the films Bodysong, There Will Be Blood, Norwegian Wood, We Need To Talk About Kevin, The ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

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