Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom

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List of United Kingdom bands, listed by their level of fame. This United Kingdom musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous United Kingdom bands are included, as well as many United Kingdom musicians of underground status. This list of United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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.

This list below has everything from David Bowie to Eric Clapton.

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke. Depeche Mode ...more

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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music
Annie Lennox, OBE, born Ann Lennox, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The ...more

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David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock
David Jon Gilmour, CBE, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his work as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band ...more

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Cream is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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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Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over ...more

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Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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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Genesis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock
Genesis are an English rock band formed in Godalming, Surrey in 1967, with Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips as founding members. The band has had numerous line-ups ...more

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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English rock musician, songwriter and actor. Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as ...more

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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member ...more

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Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
Duran Duran are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United ...more

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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music
Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers. Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical ...more

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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
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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Asia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock
Asia is a British progressive rock band. The band was formed in 1981 as a supergroup of four members from different progressive rock bands, namely John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and ...more

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Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until 1980. He ...more

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, were a sporadically active English progressive rock supergroup power trio. They found success in the 1970s, have sold over forty million albums and ...more

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Blur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from United Kingdom
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music
Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. ...more