Find out more about the greatest 20th Century British Musicians, including John Lennon, Mel B, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse and Ellie Goulding
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury

05 September 1946

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

David BowieDavid Bowie

08 January 1947

Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

John LennonJohn Lennon

09 October 1940

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

George MichaelGeorge Michael

25 June 1963

Mick JaggerMick Jagger

26 July 1943

Phil CollinsPhil Collins

30 January 1951

Mark RonsonMark Ronson

04 September 1975

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Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Rita OraRita Ora

26 November 1990

Rod StewartRod Stewart

10 January 1945

Mel BMel B

29 May 1975

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

Keith RichardsKeith Richards

18 December 1943

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Liam PayneLiam Payne

29 August 1993

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett

06 January 1946

Jimmy PageJimmy Page

09 January 1944

Cat StevensCat Stevens

21 July 1948

Sid ViciousSid Vicious

10 May 1957

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile

31 October 1926

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John BonhamJohn Bonham

31 May 1948

Van MorrisonVan Morrison

31 August 1945

Billy IdolBilly Idol

30 November 1955

Brian JonesBrian Jones

28 February 1942

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson

05 October 1947

Julian LennonJulian Lennon

08 April 1963

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Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

Joe CockerJoe Cocker

20 May 1944

Keith MoonKeith Moon

23 August 1946

Eric IdleEric Idle

29 March 1943

Jeff LynneJeff Lynne

30 December 1947

Pete TownshendPete Townshend

19 May 1945

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Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin

22 May 1950

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale

30 October 1965

Brian EnoBrian Eno

15 May 1948

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello

25 August 1954

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood

01 June 1947

Thom YorkeThom Yorke

07 October 1968

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Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood

12 May 1948

Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull

29 December 1946

Phil LynottPhil Lynott

20 August 1949

Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson

07 August 1958

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer

21 August 1952

Joss StoneJoss Stone

11 April 1987

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Pete BestPete Best

24 November 1941

Bill WymanBill Wyman

24 October 1936

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts

02 June 1941

Billy OceanBilly Ocean

21 January 1950

George MartinGeorge Martin

03 January 1926

Mick TaylorMick Taylor

17 January 1949

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Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan

25 December 1957

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal

22 August 1962

Paul WellerPaul Weller

25 May 1958

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar

09 June 1981

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten

22 November 1913

Quincy Jones IIIQuincy Jones III

23 December 1968

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Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton

13 March 1960

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins

20 August 1968

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher

17 July 1985

Peter HookPeter Hook

13 February 1956

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

SealSeal

19 February 1963

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Nick HornbyNick Hornby

17 April 1957

Nicky HopkinsNicky Hopkins

24 February 1944

Conor MaynardConor Maynard

21 November 1992

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith

27 February 1957

Pete HamPete Ham

27 April 1947

StingSting

02 October 1951

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Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae

27 October 1978

Sam Smith Sam Smith

19 May 1992

William WaltonWilliam Walton

29 March 1902

Michael TippettMichael Tippett

02 January 1905

Robert SmithRobert Smith

21 April 1959

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Lyn-ZLyn-Z

22 May 1976

DJ FreshDJ Fresh

11 April 1977

SlashSlash

23 July 1965