7.1k readers

Famous Guitarists from England

Updated June 8, 2017 7.1k views332 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in England, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from England 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 England 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.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different items, including Paul McCartney and David Bowie.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from England?" and "Who are famous England guitarists?"
  • 1

    Jeff Beck

    Age: 75
    Geoffrey Arnold Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three...  more

    More Jeff Beck 

    The Best Jeff Beck Albums of All Time#196 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • 2

    Jimmy Page

    Age: 75
    James Patrick Page (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, and record...  more

    More Jimmy Page 

    The Best Jimmy Page Guitar Solos Of All Time#142 of 260 The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

  • 3

    John Lennon

    Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)
    John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an...  more

    More John Lennon 

    28 Facts You Didn't Know About John Lennon15 Conspiracies About John Lennon's Death That People Truly Believe

  • 4

    George Harrison

    Dec. at 58 (1943-2001)
    George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician,...  more

    More George Harrison 

    The Best George Harrison Albums of All Time#640 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • 5
    David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (,...  more

    More David Bowie 

    The Behind-The-Scenes Rivalry And Making Of 'Under Pressure'#630 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History

  • 6
    Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician,...  more

    More Paul McCartney 

    There Are A Lot Of People Who Still Believe Paul McCartney Died In 1966, And Here's Their "Evidence"#85 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World

  • 7
    Adrian Frederick "H" Smith (born 27 February 1957) is an English guitarist and member of Iron...  more

    More Adrian Smith 

    #46 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#126 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

  • 8
    David Jon Gilmour ( GHIL-mor; born 6 March 1946) is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer...  more

    More David Gilmour 

    #129 of 219 The Top Pop Artists of the 1960s#18 of 210 The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

  • 9
    Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English multi-instrumentalist,...  more

    More Pete Townshend 

    Crazy Stories About Pete Townshend, One Of The Most Influential Figures In Rock#104 of 136 Famous Accordionists

  • 10
    Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English multi-instrumentalist and composer....  more

    More Mike Oldfield 

    The Best Mike Oldfield Albums of All Time#41 of 104 The Best One-Hit Wonders of the 1970s

  • 11

    The Edge

    Age: 58
    David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961), better known by his stage name the Edge (or just...  more

    More The Edge 

    #63 of 67 Famous Men With At Least 4 Kids#28 of 31 Rock Stars with the Most Kids

  • 12

    John Sykes

    Age: 60
    John James Sykes (born 29 July 1959) is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter...  more
  • 13

    Brian May

    Age: 72
    Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and...  more

    More Brian May 

    #342 of 439 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With#1 of 10 Musicians With PhDs Who Have Rocked The Stage And Hit The Books

  • 14


    Age: 54
    Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is a British–American...  more

    More Slash 

    The Best Slash Guitar Solos Of All Time#153 of 383 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

  • 15
    Stephen Richard Hackett (born 12 February 1950) is an English musician, songwriter, singer,...  more

    More Steve Hackett 

    The Best Steve Hackett Albums of All Time#381 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time

  • 16
    Declan Patrick MacManus, OBE (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis...  more

    More Elvis Costello 

    The Best Elvis Costello Albums of All Time#138 of 196 The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

  • 17
    Alex Westaway is the lead vocalist of Gunship and co-vocalist and guitarist of the rock band...  more
  • 18
    Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter....  more

    More Rod Stewart 

    The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time#144 of 739 The Best Singers Of All Time

  • 19
    Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer,...  more

    More Phil Collins 

    The Best Phil Collins Songs of All Time#34 of 532 The Best Drummers Of All Time

  • 20
    Robin Leonard Trower (born 9 March 1945) is an English rock guitarist and vocalist who...  more

    More Robin Trower 

    The Best Robin Trower Albums of All Time#321 of 357 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

  • 21
    Matthew James Bellamy (born 9 June 1978) is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. He is...  more

    More Matthew Bellamy 

    #199 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock#238 of 816 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

  • 22
    Clifford Williams (born 14 December 1949) is an English musician who has been a member of the...  more
  • 23
    George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and...  more

    More Roger Waters 

    The Best Roger Waters Albums of All Time#17 of 186 The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

  • 24
    David Michael "Dave" Murray (born 23 December 1956) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He...  more
  • 25
    Hank Brian Marvin (born Brian Robson Rankin, 28 October 1941) is an English...  more