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Famous Drummers from England

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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. {#nodes}
  • Paul McCartney1

    BirthplaceWalton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician,...  more

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  • Keith Moon2

    Keith Moon

    Dec. at 32 (1946-1978)

    BirthplaceWembley, London, United Kingdom

    Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was an English drummer for the rock band...  more

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  • Ringo Starr3

    BirthplaceLiverpool, Eurasia, Lancashire, North West England, United Kingdom

    Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English...  more

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  • John Bonham4

    John Bonham

    Dec. at 32 (1948-1980)

    BirthplaceRedditch, United Kingdom

    John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter,...  more

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  • Roger Taylor5

    Roger Taylor

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceNechells, United Kingdom

    Roger Andrew Taylor (born 26 April 1960) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of...  more


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  • Nick Mason6

    Nick Mason

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceEdgbaston, United Kingdom

    Nicholas Berkeley Mason, (born 27 January 1944) is an English drummer, best known as a...  more
  • Ginger Baker7

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer and a founder of the...  more

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  • Peter Cox8

    Peter Cox

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceSurrey, United Kingdom

    Peter John Cox is an English singer-songwriter, best known as one half of the 1980s...  more
  • Peter Gill9

    Peter Gill

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Peter Gill (born 8 March 1964, Liverpool) is an English musician. Also known by the nicknames...  more
  • Roger Meddows Taylor10

    BirthplaceDersingham, England

    Roger Meddows Taylor (born 26 July 1949) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and...  more

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  • Charlie Watts11

    Charlie Watts

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceKingsbury, London, United Kingdom

    Charles Robert Watts (born 2 June 1941) is an English drummer, best known as a member of the...  more


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  • Steve Jones12

    Steve Jones

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceHammersmith, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Stephen Philip Jones (born 3 September 1955) is an English rock guitarist, singer, actor and...  more
  • Will Champion13

    BirthplaceSouthampton, England

    William Champion (born 31 July 1978) is a British musician and songwriter. He is the drummer...  more

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  • Robert Wyatt14

    BirthplaceBristol, United Kingdom

    Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945) is an English musician. A founding...  more

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  • Robbie McIntosh15

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Sutton, London, United Kingdom

    Robbie McIntosh (born 25 October 1957) is an English guitarist. McIntosh is well known as a...  more
  • Paul Cook16

    Paul Cook

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Paul Thomas Cook (born 20 July 1956 in Shepherd's Bush, London) is an English drummer and...  more
  • Chris Acland17

    Chris Acland

    Dec. at 30 (1966-1996)

    BirthplaceLancaster, United Kingdom

    Christopher John Dyke Acland (7 September 1966 – 17 October 1996) was an English musician. He...  more
  • Alan Wilder18

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Alan Charles Wilder (born 1 June 1959) is an English musician, composer, arranger, record...  more
  • Rick Buckler19

    BirthplaceWoking, England

    Paul Richard "Rick" Buckler (born 6 December 1955) is an English musician, and former drummer...  more
  • Chris Slade20

    BirthplacePontypridd, United Kingdom

    Chris Slade (born Christopher Slade Rees; 30 October 1946) is a Welsh rock musician and...  more
  • 21

    John Steel

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceGateshead, United Kingdom

    John Steel (born 4 February 1941) is an English musician well known for being the drummer for...  more
  • Cozy Powell22

    Cozy Powell

    Dec. at 51 (1947-1998)

    BirthplaceCirencester, United Kingdom

    Cozy Powell (Born Colin Trevor Flooks) (29 December 1947 – 5 April 1998) was an English rock...  more


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  • Jamie Cullum23

    BirthplaceRochford, United Kingdom

    Jamie Cullum (born 20 August 1979) is an English jazz-pop singer-songwriter and radio...  more

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  • Brian Bennett24

    BirthplaceLondon N13, London postal district, N postcode area, Palmers Green, Eurasia

    Brian Laurence Bennett, (born 9 February 1940 in Palmers Green, North London, England) is an...  more
  • Jon Hiseman25

    BirthplaceWoolwich, London, United Kingdom

    Philip John "Jon" Hiseman (21 June 1944 – 12 June 2018) was an English drummer, recording...  more