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List of London rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as rock music solo artists from London are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great London music that you've never heard before. The rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in London. If you think the best London rock music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

This list contains bands like Paul McCartney and David Bowie.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular rock bands from London?" and "Which rock bands started in London?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list London Rock Bands List
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list London Rock Bands List
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list London Rock Bands List
Led Zeppelin Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list London Rock Bands List
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list London Rock Bands List
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list London Rock Bands List
The Rolling Stones Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list London Rock Bands List
Amy Winehouse Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

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The Who is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list London Rock Bands List
The Who Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list London Rock Bands List
Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list London Rock Bands List
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list London Rock Bands List
Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list London Rock Bands List
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list London Rock Bands List
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list London Rock Bands List
Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

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The Clash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list London Rock Bands List
The Clash Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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Sex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list London Rock Bands List
Sex Pistols Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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The Police is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list London Rock Bands List
The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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Cream is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list London Rock Bands List
Cream Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list London Rock Bands List
Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list London Rock Bands List
Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Yes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list London Rock Bands List
Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list London Rock Bands List
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list London Rock Bands List
The Kinks Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list London Rock Bands List
Roger Daltrey Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list London Rock Bands List
Joe Strummer New Wave, Ska, Rock music

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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list London Rock Bands List
The Yardbirds British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

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T. Rex is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list London Rock Bands List
T. Rex Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Folk rock

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Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list London Rock Bands List
Supertramp New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list London Rock Bands List
Keith Moon Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

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America is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list London Rock Bands List
America Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list London Rock Bands List
Gorillaz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list London Rock Bands List
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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John Entwistle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list London Rock Bands List
John Entwistle Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list London Rock Bands List
Chris Martin Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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Robin Trower is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list London Rock Bands List
Robin Trower Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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UFO is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list London Rock Bands List
UFO Blues-rock, Rock music, Space rock

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Free is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list London Rock Bands List
Free Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list London Rock Bands List

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Ray Davies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list London Rock Bands List
Ray Davies Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Steve Marriott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list London Rock Bands List
Steve Marriott Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list London Rock Bands List
Spice Girls Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop

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Placebo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list London Rock Bands List
Placebo Synthpop, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Spandau Ballet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list London Rock Bands List
Spandau Ballet Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list London Rock Bands List
Cliff Richard Skiffle, Christian music, Pop music

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Chris Squire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list London Rock Bands List
Chris Squire Rock music, Pop rock, Progressive rock

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Squeeze is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list London Rock Bands List
Squeeze New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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Hawkwind is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list London Rock Bands List
Hawkwind Rock music, Space rock, Protopunk

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Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list London Rock Bands List
Rita Ora Neo soul, Rock music, Hip Hop

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Imogen Heap is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list London Rock Bands List
Imogen Heap Synthpop, Indie, Pop music

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The Pretty Things is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list London Rock Bands List
The Pretty Things British Invasion, Rock music, Garage rock