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Famous Guitarists from England

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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.

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This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from England?" and "Who are famous England guitarists?"
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Jeff Beck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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 England
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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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)
John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more
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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
Dec. at 58 (1943-2001)
George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. ...more
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
age 77
Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the ...more
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Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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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David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
age 73
David Jon Gilmour, CBE, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his work as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band ...more
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Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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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Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
age 66
Michael Gordon "Mike" Oldfield is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age. He is best known for ...more
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The Edge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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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John Sykes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
age 60
John James Sykes is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who has played with Streetfighter, Tygers of Pan Tang, John Sloman's Badlands, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder. ...more
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Brian May is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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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Alex Westaway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
age 36
Alex Westaway is the co-lead vocalist and guitarist in post-hardcore band Fightstar alongside Charlie Simpson, Omar Abidi and Dan Haigh.
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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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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Matthew Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
age 41
Matthew James Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, pianist, and principal songwriter of ...more
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Cliff Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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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Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
age 76
George Roger Waters is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, ...more
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Dave Murray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
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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Hank Marvin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from England
age 78
Hank Marvin is a musician and guitarist.