Guitarists Famous Guitarists from London

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in London, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from London are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous London guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

This list includes David Bowie, Phil Collins and more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from London?" and "Who are famous London guitarists?"
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Jeff Beck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 75
Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds. Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, ...more
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Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 75
James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, OBE is an English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and leader of the ...more
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 72
David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the ...more
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Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 62
Adrian Frederick "H" Smith is an English guitarist, best known as a member of Iron Maiden, for whom he writes songs and performs live backing vocals on some tracks. Smith grew up in ...more
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Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 74
Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group the ...more
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The Edge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 58
David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, is a British-born Irish musician, songwriter and singer best known as the guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist of the rock band U2. A ...more
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Brian May is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 72
Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric ...more
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Slash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 54
Saul Hudson, better known by his stage name Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with ...more
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Steve Hackett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 69
Stephen Richard "Steve" Hackett is an English musician, songwriter and singer. He gained prominence as lead guitarist of the British progressive rock group Genesis, which he joined in ...more
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Elvis Costello is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 65
Elvis Costello is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and ...more
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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 74
Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, CBE is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of English and Scottish ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music ...more
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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 68
Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the ...more
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Robin Trower is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 74
Robin Leonard Trower is an English rock guitarist and vocalist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960s, and then again as the bandleader of his own power trio.
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Cliff Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 70
Clifford "Cliff" Williams is an English musician who has been a member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since mid-1977. He had started his ...more
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Dave Murray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 63
David Michael Murray is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the earliest members of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Along with the group's bassist and primary ...more
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Eddie Clarke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 69
Edward Allan Clarke better known as "Fast" Eddie Clarke, is a guitarist who was a member of British heavy metal bands Fastway and Motörhead.
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Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 75
Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE is an English singer, songwriter and actor. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the ...more
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Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 71
Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached ...more
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Dido is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 48
Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, is an English singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel. It sold over 21 ...more
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Martin Gore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 58
Martin Lee Gore is an English singer songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, remixer, and DJ. He is a founding member of Depeche Mode and has written the majority of their songs. His work ...more
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Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 61
Lita Rossana Ford is a British-American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.
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Ronnie Wood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 72
Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood is an English rock musician, songwriter, singer, artist and radio personality best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1975, as well as a member of ...more
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Anthony Phillips is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 68
Anthony Edwin "Ant" Phillips is an English multi instrumentalist, first known as a founding member of the band Genesis. He played guitar and sang backing vocals until leaving in 1970, ...more
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Steven Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 52
Steven Wilson is a surround mix engineer, surround mastering engineer and a surround producer.
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Ray Davies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from London
age 75
Raymond Douglas "Ray" Davies CBE is an English musician. He was the lead singer and songwriter for the Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave. He has also acted, directed ...more