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List of notable or famous drummers from England, with bios and photos, including the top drummers born in England and even some popular drummers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English drummers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These drummers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known drummer from England is included when available.

List ranges from John Bonham to Paul McCartney, plus much more.

This historic drummers from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English drummers of note?" and "Who are the most famous drummers from England?" These prominent drummers of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English drummers.

Use this list of renowned English drummers to discover some new drummers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (159 items)
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 76
Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the ...more
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Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drummers from England
Dec. at 32 (1946-1978)
Keith John Moon was an English drummer who played with the English rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. In 2011, Moon was ...more
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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 78
Richard Starkey Jr., MBE, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On ...more
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John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drummers from England
Dec. at 32 (1948-1980)
John Henry Bonham was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming, distinctive sound, and ...more
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Roger Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Drummers from England
Roger Taylor age 58
Roger Andrew Taylor is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Duran Duran from their inception until 1985, and again from 2001 onwards, the band selling in excess of 70 ...more
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Nick Mason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 75
Nicholas Berkeley "Nick" Mason is an English musician and composer, best known as the drummer of Pink Floyd. He is the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1965. ...more
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Ginger Baker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 79
Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (19 August 1939 – 6 October 2019) was an English drummer, best known as the founder of the rock band Cream. Baker's work in the 1960s earned him praise as ...more
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Peter Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 63
Peter John Cox is an English singer-songwriter, best known as one half of the 1980s pop/blue-eyed soul duo Go West.
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Peter Gill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 54
Peter Gill is an English musician. Also known by the nicknames "Pedro" or "Ped", he was the drummer with 1980s pop band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. FGTH enjoyed huge success ...more
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Roger Meddows Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 69
Roger Meddows Taylor is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band Queen, but has also served as occasional songwriter ...more
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Charlie Watts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 77
Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts is an English drummer, best known as a member of The Rolling Stones. He is also the leader of an eponymous jazz band, a record producer, commercial ...more
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Steve Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 63
Steve Jones is an actor.
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Will Champion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 40
William "Will" Champion is an English musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer and backing vocalist of the alternative rock band Coldplay.
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Robert Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 74
Robert Wyatt is an English musician, and founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine, with a long and distinguished solo career. He is married to English painter and ...more
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Robbie McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 61
Robbie McIntosh is an English guitarist. McIntosh is well known as a session guitarist and member of The Pretenders from 1982 until 1987. In 1988 he began doing session guitar work for Paul ...more
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Paul Cook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 62
Paul Thomas Cook is an English drummer and member of the punk rock band Sex Pistols.
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Chris Acland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Drummers from England
Dec. at 30 (1966-1996)
Christopher John Dyke Acland was an English musician. He was the drummer of the London-based shoegazing and Britpop band Lush.
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Alan Wilder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 59
Alan Charles Wilder is a British musician, formerly of Depeche Mode. His current musical project is called Recoil, started as a side project to Depeche Mode. When he left the latter in 1995, it ...more
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Rick Buckler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 63
Rick Buckler, is the English former drummer of The Jam, an English rock band that enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom from 1977 until disbanding in 1982. Although spearheaded by ...more
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Chris Slade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 72
Chris Slade is a Welsh rock drummer. He is best known for being the drummer for AC/DC from 1989 to 1994, performing on their 1990 album The Razors Edge, and returning to the band as a touring ...more
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John Steel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 78
John Steel is an English musician well known for being the drummer for the band, the Animals. Having served as the band's drummer at its inception in 1963, he is the only original bandmember ...more
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Cozy Powell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Drummers from England
Dec. at 51 (1947-1998)
Colin Flooks, better known as Cozy Powell, was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath. Powell had ...more
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Jamie Cullum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 39
Jamie Cullum is an English jazz-pop singer-songwriter. Though he is primarily a vocalist/pianist he also accompanies himself on other instruments including guitar and drums. Since April 2010, he ...more
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Brian Bennett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 79
Brian Laurence Bennett OBE is an English drummer, pianist, composer, arranger and record producer of popular music. He is best known as the drummer of the UK rock and roll group, The Shadows. He ...more
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Jon Hiseman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 74
Jon Hiseman is an English drummer, recording engineer, record producer and music publisher.