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

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Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock Mumford & Sons are a British rock band from London, England, formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane. Mumford & Sons have released ...more

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Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, and are ...more

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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. ...more

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the ...more

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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Dave Davies and Ray Davies with Pete Quaife in 1963. The band, which rose to fame during the mid-1960s and ...more

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Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE is an English singer, songwriter and actor. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the ...more

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Slick Rick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, East Coast hip hop Ricky Walters, better known by his stage name Slick Rick, is a Grammy-nominated English rapper. He has also been known as Rick the Ruler, MC Ricky D, and Ricky Dee. He began his career in late ...more

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Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The ...more

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Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
New Wave, Ska, Rock music John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, ...more

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Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Synthpop, Sufi rock, Nasheed Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached ...more

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Seal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, known by the mononym Seal, is a British soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is known for his numerous ...more

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One Direction is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Pop music, Teen pop, Electronic music One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. In addition, Zayn Malik was a member until his departure ...more

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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music The Yardbirds are an English rock band that had a string of hits in the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Over Under Sideways Down" and "Heart Full of Soul". ...more

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Bush is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock Bush are a British rock band formed in London in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× ...more

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Nick Drake is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Folk music, Folk rock Nicholas Rodney Drake — known as Nick Drake — was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime but ...more

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T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Folk rock T. Rex was an English rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, releasing four underground acoustic albums under the name. ...more

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Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Supertramp are an English rock band formed in 1969 under the name Daddy before renaming themselves in early 1970. Though their music was initially categorised as progressive rock, they later ...more

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Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music Keith John Moon was an English drummer who played with the English rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. In 2011, Moon was ...more

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America is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock America is an American rock band, formed in 1970 by multi-instrumentalists Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley. The trio first met in London, where they began performing live. America ...more

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Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs. These members are ...more

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Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Eurythmics are a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Stewart and Lennox were both previously in the band The Tourists, who split up in 1980; Eurythmics ...more

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Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter. She is the daughter of Keith Allen and film producer Alison ...more

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John Entwistle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues John Alec Entwistle was an English musician, songwriter, singer, film and music producer, who was best known as the bass guitarist for English rock band The Who. He was the only member of the ...more

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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the band Coldplay.

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Robin Trower is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues 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.