Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from London

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List of London bands, listed by their level of fame. This London musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous London bands are included, as well as many London musicians of underground status. This list of London 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 London 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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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
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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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
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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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John ...more

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as ...more

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received ...more

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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. ...more

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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul
Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. Winehouse's 2003 ...more

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The Who is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They ...more

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal
Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive ...more

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since ...more

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona ...more

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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
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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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, east London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band's discography has grown to thirty-seven albums, ...more

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
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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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy ...more

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The Clash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, and ...more

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Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock
The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they lasted just two-and-a-half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the ...more

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The Police is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk
The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. The Police became globally ...more

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Cream is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their unique sound was characterised by a ...more

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Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
Motörhead are an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, professionally known by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole ...more

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Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. ...more

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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
Whitesnake are a rock band, formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. Their early material has been compared by critics to the blues ...more

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock
Catherine "Kate" Bush, CBE is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer known for her eclectic musical style and her idiosyncratic soprano vocal performances. In ...more

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Yes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock
Yes are an English rock band that first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art, pop, and symphonic style of rock music. They are distinguished by their use of mystical and cosmic ...more

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and ...more