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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 (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as bass player for the Beatles. His ...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 (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. His ...more

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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 78
Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He ...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 (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the British rock band Led Zeppelin. Esteemed for his speed, power, fast ...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 (born 26 April 1960) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the new wave music band Duran Duran from their inception until 1985, and again from 2001 onwards. ...more
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Nick Mason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 75
Nicholas Berkeley Mason, (born 27 January 1944) is an English drummer, best known as a founder member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Mason is the only Pink Floyd member to have been ...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 (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer and a founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s earned him the reputation of "rock's first ...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 (born 8 March 1964, Liverpool) is an English musician. Also known by the nicknames "Pedro" or "Ped", he was the drummer with 1980s pop band Frankie Goes to ...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 (born 26 July 1949) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer for the rock band Queen. As a drummer, Taylor was ...more

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Charlie Watts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Drummers from England
Charlie Watts age 77
Charles Robert Watts (born 2 June 1941) is an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1963. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in ...more

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Steve Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Drummers from England
Steve Jones age 63
Stephen Philip Jones (born 3 September 1955) is an English rock guitarist, singer, actor and radio DJ, best known as a guitarist with the Sex Pistols. Following the split of the Sex Pistols, he ...more
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Will Champion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 40
William Champion (born 31 July 1978) is a British musician and songwriter. He is the drummer and backing vocalist for the 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 (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945) is an English musician. A founding member of the influential Canterbury scene bands Soft Machine and Matching Mole, he was initially a ...more

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Robbie McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 61
Robbie McIntosh (born 25 October 1957) 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 ...more
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Paul Cook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 62
Paul Thomas Cook (born 20 July 1956 in Shepherd's Bush, London) is an English drummer and member of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. He was also called "Cookie" by his friends on ...more
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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 (7 September 1966 – 17 October 1996) 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 (born 1 June 1959) is an English musician, composer, arranger, record producer, and a former member of the electronic band Depeche Mode from 1982 to 1995. Since his departure ...more
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Rick Buckler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 63
Paul Richard "Rick" Buckler (born 6 December 1955) is an English musician, and former drummer of The Jam.
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Chris Slade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 72
Chris Slade (born Christopher Slade Rees; 30 October 1946) is a Welsh rock musician and drummer, best known for playing for the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He is the current drummer for the ...more
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John Steel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 78
John Steel (born 4 February 1941) is an English musician well known for being the drummer for The Animals. Having served as the band's drummer at its inception in 1963, he is the only original ...more
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Cozy Powell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Drummers from England
Cozy Powell Dec. at 51 (1947-1998)
Cozy Powell (Born Colin Trevor Flooks) (29 December 1947 – 5 April 1998) was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, ...more

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Jamie Cullum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 39
Jamie Cullum (born 20 August 1979) is an English jazz-pop singer-songwriter and radio presenter. Although primarily a vocalist and pianist, he also accompanies himself on other instruments, ...more

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Brian Bennett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 79
Brian Laurence Bennett, (born 9 February 1940 in Palmers Green, North London, England) is an English drummer, pianist, composer and producer of popular music. He is best known as the drummer of ...more
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Jon Hiseman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Drummers from England
age 74
Philip John "Jon" Hiseman (21 June 1944 – 12 June 2018) was an English drummer, recording engineer, record producer, and music publisher.