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List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

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List of Liverpool bands, listed by their level of fame. This Liverpool musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Liverpool bands are included, as well as many Liverpool musicians of underground status. This list of Liverpool musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Liverpool bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool
Genre: Blues-rock, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: England

Albums: Imagine, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Double Fantasy, Milk and Honey, Walls and Bridges, + more

Labels: Parlophone, Geffen Records, EMI, Polydor Records, Apple Records, + more

John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the rhythm guitarist for ...more

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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, Rubber Soul, + more

Labels: Swan Records, United Artists Records, Parlophone, ATCO Records, EMI, + more

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are regarded as the most ...more

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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & World music; Nationality: England

Albums: I Wanna Be Santa Claus, Concert for George, Sentimental Journey, VH1 Storytellers, Vertical Man, + more

Labels: Atlantic Records, Apple Records, E1 Music, Capitol Records, RCA Records, + more

Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He ...more

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A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: A Flock of Seagulls, Listen, The Light at the End of the World, The Story of a Young Heart, Dream Come True, + more

Labels: Quality Records, Jive Records, I.R.S. Records, Arista Records, RCA Records

A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave and synth-pop band originally formed in 1980 in Liverpool by Michael "Mike" Score (lead vocals, keyboards), his brother Alister ...more

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Echo & the Bunnymen ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: People Are Strange, Evergreen, Crocodiles (bonus disc), Porcupine, Ballyhoo: The Best Of, + more

Labels: London Records, Zoo Records, Cooking Vinyl, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Warner Music Group, + more

In audio signal processing and acoustics, echo is a reflection of sound that arrives at the listener with a delay after the direct sound. The delay is directly proportional to the distance of ...more

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Ladytron is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: 604, Light & Magic, Witching Hour, Velocifero, Softcore Jukebox, + more

Labels: Island Records, Emperor Norton Records, Telstar Records, Rykodisc, Universal Music Group, + more

Ladytron are an electronic band formed in Liverpool in 1999. The group consists of Helen Marnie, Mira Aroyo, Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu. Their sound blends electropop with new wave and shoegazing ...more

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Frankie Goes to Hollywoo... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Relax, Welcome to the Pleasuredome, Bang!... The Greatest Hits of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Liverpool, Sex Mix (Archive Tapes And Studio Adventures, + more

Labels: Island Records, ZTT

Frankie Goes to Hollywood were a British band formed in Liverpool, England in the 1980s. The group was fronted by Holly Johnson (vocals), with Paul Rutherford (vocals), Peter Gill (drums, ...more

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Carcass is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Heartwork, Symphonies of Sickness, Swansong, Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious, Reek of Putrefaction, + more

Labels: Sony Music Entertainment, Relativity Records, Combat Records, Nuclear Blast, Columbia, + more

Carcass are an English extreme metal band from Liverpool, which was formed in 1985. The band have gone through several line-up changes, leaving guitarist Bill Steer and bassist and vocalist Jeff ...more

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Gerry & the Pacemake... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Ferry Cross the Mersey, Great Hits, At Abbey Road 1963 - 1966, How do You Like It? / Ferry Cross the Mersey, The Best of Gerry & the Pacemakers: The Definitive Collection, + more

Labels: Laurie Records, Columbia Graphophone Company, Capitol Records

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Kele Okereke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool
Genre: Dubstep, Electro house & Alternative dance; Nationality: Nigeria

Albums: The Boxer, The Hunter, Tenderoni, On the Lam (CRST remix), Let Go (Remixes), + more

Labels: Wichita Recordings, V2 Records

Rowland Kelechukwu "Kele" Okereke (born 13 October 1981), also known by the mononym Kele, is an English musician, best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the indie rock

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The Wombats is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: The Wombats, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, Girls, Boys & Marsupials, + more

Labels: 14th Floor Records, Bright Antenna

The Wombats are an English indie rock band formed in Liverpool. The band comprises native Liverpudlians Matthew Murphy, Daniel Haggis and Norwegian-born Tord Øverland Knudsen. The band is ...more

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Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Sophisticated Boom Boom, Youthquake, Evolution: The Hits, Rip It Up, Fragile, + more

Labels: Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., Avex Trax, Epic Records, Cleopatra Records

Dead or Alive were a British new wave band from Liverpool, England. The group found success in the 1980s and had seven Top 40 UK singles and three Top 30 UK albums. They were the first group to ...more

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Clinic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Walking With Thee, Do It!, Clinic, Internal Wrangler, Visitations, + more

Labels: Domino Recording Company

Clinic are an English post-punk revival/ noise rock band from Liverpool. They are noted for their prominent use of vintage keyboards/organs and off-scale chord progressions.
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Cilla Black is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Merseybeat; Nationality: England

Albums: Ferry Cross the Mersey, Completely Cilla: 1963-1973, If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind, Cilla Sings a Rainbow, Surprisingly Cilla, + more

Labels: Parlophone, EMI, Columbia, EMI Records, Virgin Records

Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE (27 May 1943 – 1 August 2015), better known as Cilla Black, was an English singer, television presenter, actress, and author. Championed by her friends in the ...more

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The Christians is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: The Christians, Happy in Hell, The Best of the Christians, Colour, Master Series: The Christians, + more

Labels: The Viper Label, Island Records, Cherry Red Records

The Christians are a musical ensemble from Liverpool, England, who had the highest selling debut album of any artist at Island Records and international chart hits in the late 1980s and early
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Anathema is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: The Silent Enigma, Judgement, Untouchable, Eternity, A Natural Disaster, + more

Labels: Music for Nations, Peaceville Records

Anathema are a British rock band from Liverpool. The line-up consists of singers and guitarists Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh, their brother Jamie Cavanagh on bass, drummer John Douglas, singer ...more
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The Scaffold is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall 1968, The Very Best of The Scaffold, Fresh Liver, Thank U Very Much, The Scaffold at Abbey Road - 1966-1971, + more

Labels: Parlophone, Island Records, Bronze Records, Warner Bros. Records

The Scaffold were a comedy, poetry and music trio from Liverpool, England, consisting of Mike McGear, Roger McGough and John Gorman.
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Aynsley Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Heavy metal; Nationality: England

Albums: Blue Whale, Mutiny

Aynsley Thomas Dunbar (born 10 January 1946) is an English drummer. He has worked with Nils Lofgren, Eric Burdon, John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Shuggie Otis, Ian Hunter, Lou Reed, Jefferson ...more
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Ken Nelson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool
Ken Nelson (born 6 February 1959 in Liverpool) is an English record producer. After several years working on demos and independent artists, he achieved success with Gomez, and worldwide success ...more
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Zombina and The Skeleton... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Taste the Blood of Zombina and the Skeletones, Halloween Hollerin', Death Valley High, Monsters on 45, Out of the Crypt and Into Your Heart, + more

Zombina and the Skeletones are a horror rock band from Liverpool, England, formed in 1998 around the nucleus of vocalist Zombina and songwriter Doc Horror. The majority of their tongue-in-cheek ...more
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The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Best Of The Searchers, The Golden Hour of the Searchers, The Searchers Collection, It's the Searchers - Take Me for What I'm Worth, Meet the Searchers, + more

Labels: PRT Records, Kapp Records, Mercury, Philips Records, Sire Records, + more

The Searchers are an English beat group, which emerged as part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene along with the Beatles, the Hollies, the Fourmost, the Merseybeats, the Swinging Blue Jeans, and ...more

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Yachts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: Yachts, There’s a Ghost in My House, Without Radar, Love You Love You, A Fool Like You, + more

Labels: Stiff Records, Radar Records, Polydor Records, Demon Music Group

Yachts were a British pop/rock band, best remembered for their 1977 single, "Suffice To Say", and minor new wave classic, "Love You, Love You".
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The La's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: The La's (Deluxe Edition), BBC In Session, Breakloose: Lost La's 1984-1986, Callin' All: Lost La's 1986-1987, There She Goes, + more

Labels: The Viper Label, Go! Discs, Universal Music Group, Polydor Records

The La's [sic] were an English rock band from Liverpool, originally active from 1983 until 1992. Fronted by singer, songwriter and guitarist Lee Mavers, the group are best known for their hit ...more
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Tony Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool
Genre: Rock music and Rock and roll; Nationality: England

Albums: Ain't She Sweet, My Bonnie, In the Beginning, The Beatles' First, Very Together, + more

Labels: Polydor Records

Tony Sheridan (born Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity; 21 May 1940 – 16 February 2013) was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter and guitarist who spent much of his adult life in Germany. ...more
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The Lotus Eaters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Liverpool

Albums: No Sense of Sin, First Picture of You, Alienist on a Pale Horse, Silentspace, Out on Your Own, + more

Labels: Arista Records, Cherry Red Records

The Lotus Eaters is an English new wave band formed in 1982 in Liverpool. Their debut single "The First Picture of You" became a hit in the UK and Europe, notably France, Italy and