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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 McCartney1

    Paul McCartney

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsFlaming Pie, Ram, McCartney, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, Press to Play

    Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Bowie2

    David Bowie

    Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    AlbumsThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, Aladdin Sane, "Heroes"

    David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Led Zeppelin3

    Led Zeppelin

    Blues-rock, Classic rock

    AlbumsLed Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin II, Physical Graffiti, Houses of the Holy

    Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Eric Clapton4

    Eric Clapton

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    Albums461 Ocean Boulevard, Crossroads, Pilgrim, Journeyman, Tears in Heaven

    Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer,... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button

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  • Adele5


    Pop, R&B

    Albums21, 19, Make You Feel My Love, Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Cold Shoulder

    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Rolling Stones6

    The Rolling Stones

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsLet It Bleed, Exile on Main St., Sticky Fingers, Beggar's Banquet, Some Girls

    The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled... more on Wikipedia

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  • Amy Winehouse7

    Amy Winehouse

    Doo-wop, Pop music

    AlbumsBack to Black, Frank, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Rehab, Remixes Promo 2

    Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter.... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button

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  • The Who8

    The Who

    Popular music, Pop music

    AlbumsWho's Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, Live at Leeds, The Who Sell Out

    The Who are an English rock band formed in London in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Queen9


    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsA Night at the Opera, Queen, Innuendo, Queen II, Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie... more on Wikipedia
  • Elton John10

    Elton John

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsGoodbye Yellow Brick Road, Disney's Sing-Along: The Lion King, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Madman Across the Water, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player

    Sir Elton Hercules John (born 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Freddie Mercury11

    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Solo Collection, Barcelona, Mr. Bad Guy, Time, Guide Me Home

    Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rod Stewart12

    Rod Stewart

    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsEvery Picture Tells a Story, Gasoline Alley, Downtown Train – Selections from the Storyteller Anthology, It Had to Be You... The Great American Songbook, Stardust: The Great American Songbook

    Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Iron Maiden13

    Iron Maiden

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsThe Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden, Powerslave, Brave New World, Piece of Mind

    Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist... more on Wikipedia

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  • Phil Collins14

    Phil Collins

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

    AlbumsFace Value, Both Sides, No Jacket Required, Hello, I Must Be Going!

    Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Coldplay15


    Alternative Rock, Pop

    AlbumsA Rush of Blood to the Head, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Parachutes, X&Y, Clocks

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  • The Clash16

    The Clash

    Hip hop music, Pop punk

    AlbumsLondon Calling, The Clash, Black Market Clash, Give ’Em Enough Rope, Combat Rock

    The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sex Pistols17

    Sex Pistols

    Rock music, Anarcho-punk

    AlbumsNever Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle, Kiss This, The Sex Pistols

    The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975. They were... more on Wikipedia
  • The Police18

    The Police

    New Wave, 2 Tone

    AlbumsSynchronicity, Ghost in the Machine, Zenyattà Mondatta, Every Breath You Take: The Singles, Outlandos d'Amour

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  • Cream19


    Blues-rock, Classic rock

    AlbumsDisraeli Gears, The Very Best of Cream, Fresh Cream, Wheels of Fire, Those Were the Days

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  • Motörhead20


    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal

    AlbumsAce of Spades, 1916, No Remorse, Motorhead: Extended Versions, Bastards

    Motörhead () were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter... more on Wikipedia
  • Fleetwood Mac21

    Fleetwood Mac

    Blues-rock, Pop music

    AlbumsRumours, Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night, The Dance, The Original Fleetwood Mac

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  • Whitesnake22


    Glam metal, Blues-rock

    Albums1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In, Saints & Sinners, Forevermore

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  • Kate Bush23

    Kate Bush

    Synthpop, Pop rock

    AlbumsHounds of Love, The Dreaming, The Kick Inside, Hounds of Love, Never for Ever

    Catherine Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. In... more on Wikipedia

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  • Yes24


    Rock music, Experimental rock

    AlbumsFragile, Close to the Edge, 90125, The Yes Album, Relayer

    Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience25

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul

    AlbumsElectric Ladyland, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, Live at Monterey, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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