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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?"
  • 1
    Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck

    Age: 75


    BirthplaceWallington, London, London, United Kingdom

    Geoffrey Arnold Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Jimmy Page

    Jimmy Page

    Age: 75


    BirthplaceHeston, London, United Kingdom

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  • 3
    David Bowie

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceBrixton, London, United Kingdom

    David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Adrian Smith


    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

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  • 5
    Pete Townshend

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceChiswick, London, England

    Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English multi-instrumentalist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    The Edge

    The Edge

    Age: 58

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceBarking, England, London

    David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961), better known by his stage name the Edge (or just... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Brian May

    Brian May

    Age: 72

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8


    Age: 54

    NationalityUnited States of America, England

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, Hampstead

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  • 9
    Steve Hackett


    BirthplacePimlico, London, United Kingdom

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  • 10
    Elvis Costello

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

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  • 11
    Rod Stewart


    BirthplaceHighgate, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Phil Collins

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceHounslow, London, England

    Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Robin Trower


    BirthplaceCatford, London, United Kingdom

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  • 14
    Cliff Williams

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceEurasia, Romford, United Kingdom, London, England

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  • 15
    Dave Murray

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceEdmonton, London, London, England

    David Michael "Dave" Murray (born 23 December 1956) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Eddie Clarke


    BirthplaceTwickenham, London, England

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  • 17
    Roger Daltrey

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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  • 18
    Cat Stevens


    BirthplaceMarylebone, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Yusuf Islam (born 21 July 1948), commonly known by his stage name Cat Stevens, and later... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19


    Age: 48


    BirthplaceEngland, Kensington, London

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  • 20
    Martin Gore


    BirthplaceDagenham, England, London

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  • 21
    Lita Ford

    Lita Ford

    Age: 61

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceEngland, London

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  • 22
    Ronnie Wood


    BirthplaceHillingdon, United Kingdom

    Ronald David Wood (born 1 June 1947) is an English rock musician, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Anthony Phillips

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceEurasia, Greater London, London Borough of Wandsworth, United Kingdom, London

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  • 24
    Steven Wilson

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceSouth East England, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, Eurasia, Kingston upon Thames

    Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Ray Davies

    Ray Davies

    Age: 75


    BirthplaceFortis Green, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, ( DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English singer, songwriter... more on Wikipedia