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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 (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as bass player for the Beatles. His ...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 Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (, BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry ...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 vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham. ...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, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo ...more
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Pop, R&B, Soul
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. In 2007, she ...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 (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, ...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 formed in London in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle and ...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. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals and piano), Brian May (lead guitar and vocals), Roger Taylor (drums and vocals) and ...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 (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have ...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 (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the ...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
Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling ...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-nine 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 Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the drummer and later became singer of ...more
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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from London
Alternative Rock, Pop
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. The four members – which include lead vocalist/pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer ...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 rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original wave of British punk rock. They have also contributed to the post-punk and new wave movements that ...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 that formed in London in 1975. They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and ...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 a British rock band formed in London in 1977. For most of their history the line-up consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar, primary songwriter), Andy Summers (guitar) and ...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 () were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and ...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 hard 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 ...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 Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. In 1978, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering ...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 progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. The band ...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