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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

    Blues-rock, Pop music

    AlbumsImagine, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Double Fantasy, Milk and Honey, Walls and Bridges

    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 the...  more

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    The Beatles

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsAbbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, Rubber Soul

    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 influential...  more

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  • 3

    Ringo Starr

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsI Wanna Be Santa Claus, Concert for George, Sentimental Journey, VH1 Storytellers, Vertical Man

    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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  • 4

    A Flock of Seagulls

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsA Flock of Seagulls, Listen, The Light at the End of the World, The Story of a Young Heart, Dream Come True

    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 "Ali" James Score (drums),...  more

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  • 5

    Echo & the Bunnymen

    New Wave, Neo-psychedelia

    AlbumsPeople Are Strange, Evergreen, Crocodiles (bonus disc), Porcupine, Ballyhoo: The Best Of

    Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bassist Les Pattinson. By 1980, Pete de...  more

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  • 6


    Synthpop, New Wave

    Albums604, Light & Magic, Witching Hour, Velocifero, Softcore Jukebox

    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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  • 7

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Synthpop, New Wave

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

    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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  • 8


    D-beat, Goregrind

    AlbumsHeartwork, Symphonies of Sickness, Swansong, Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious, Reek of Putrefaction

    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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  • 9

    Gerry & the Pacemakers

    British Invasion, Pop music

    AlbumsFerry 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

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  • 10

    Kele Okereke

    Dubstep, Electro house

    AlbumsThe Boxer, The Hunter, Tenderoni, On the Lam (CRST remix), Let Go (Remixes)

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  • 11

    The Wombats

    Pop punk, Indie pop

    AlbumsThe Wombats, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, Girls, Boys & Marsupials

    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 signed to...  more

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  • 12

    Dead or Alive

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsSophisticated Boom Boom, Youthquake, Evolution: The Hits, Rip It Up, Fragile

    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 have...  more

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  • 13


    Noise rock, Garage rock

    AlbumsWalking With Thee, Do It!, Clinic, Internal Wrangler, Visitations

    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....  more
  • 14

    Cilla Black

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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

    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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  • 15

    The Christians

    Sophisti-pop, Pop rock

    AlbumsThe Christians, Happy in Hell, The Best of the Christians, Colour, Master Series: The Christians

    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 1990s....  more
  • 16


    Doom metal, Death-doom

    AlbumsThe Silent Enigma, Judgement, Untouchable, Eternity, A Natural Disaster

    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 Lee...  more
  • 17

    The Scaffold

    Pop music, Comedy rock

    AlbumsLive 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

    The Scaffold were a comedy, poetry and music trio from Liverpool, England, consisting of Mike McGear, Roger McGough and John Gorman....  more
  • 18

    Aynsley Dunbar

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsBlue Whale, Mutiny

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  • 19
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  • 20

    Zombina and The Skeletones

    Horror punk, Pop punk

    AlbumsTaste the Blood of Zombina and the Skeletones, Halloween Hollerin', Death Valley High, Monsters on 45, Out of the Crypt and Into Your Heart

    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
  • 21

    The Searchers

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsBest 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

    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 Gerry and...  more
  • 22


    New Wave, Pop music

    AlbumsYachts, There’s a Ghost in My House, Without Radar, Love You Love You, A Fool Like You

    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"....  more
  • 23

    The La's

    Rock music, Britpop

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

    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 single...  more


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  • 24

    Tony Sheridan

    Rock music, Rock and roll

    AlbumsAin't She Sweet, My Bonnie, In the Beginning, The Beatles' First, Very Together

    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. He was...  more
  • 25

    The Lotus Eaters

    Indie pop, New Wave

    AlbumsNo Sense of Sin, First Picture of You, Alienist on a Pale Horse, Silentspace, Out on Your Own

    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 Spain....  more