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

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

John LennonJohn Lennon

09 October 1940

David BowieDavid Bowie

08 January 1947

George MichaelGeorge Michael

25 June 1963

Mel BMel B

29 May 1975

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

Mick JaggerMick Jagger

26 July 1943

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

Liam PayneLiam Payne

29 August 1993

Rita OraRita Ora

26 November 1990

Phil CollinsPhil Collins

30 January 1951

Rod StewartRod Stewart

10 January 1945

Keith RichardsKeith Richards

18 December 1943

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett

06 January 1946

Cat StevensCat Stevens

21 July 1948

Jimmy PageJimmy Page

09 January 1944

Sid ViciousSid Vicious

10 May 1957

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

Jeff LynneJeff Lynne

30 December 1947

Brian JonesBrian Jones

28 February 1942

Van MorrisonVan Morrison

31 August 1945

John BonhamJohn Bonham

31 May 1948

Billy IdolBilly Idol

30 November 1955

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile

31 October 1926

Julian LennonJulian Lennon

08 April 1963

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello

25 August 1954

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood

01 June 1947

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson

05 October 1947

Keith MoonKeith Moon

23 August 1946

Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson

07 August 1958

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale

30 October 1965

Mark RonsonMark Ronson

04 September 1975

Joe CockerJoe Cocker

20 May 1944

Thom YorkeThom Yorke

07 October 1968

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood

12 May 1948

Brian EnoBrian Eno

15 May 1948

Pete TownshendPete Townshend

19 May 1945

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer

21 August 1952

Pete BestPete Best

24 November 1941

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts

02 June 1941

Bill WymanBill Wyman

24 October 1936

Eric IdleEric Idle

29 March 1943

Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull

29 December 1946

Mick TaylorMick Taylor

17 January 1949

Joss StoneJoss Stone

11 April 1987

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin

22 May 1950

George MartinGeorge Martin

03 January 1926

Paul WellerPaul Weller

25 May 1958

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar

09 June 1981

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal

22 August 1962

Peter HookPeter Hook

13 February 1956

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan

25 December 1957

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher

17 July 1985

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten

22 November 1913

Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton

13 March 1960

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

SealSeal

19 February 1963

Conor MaynardConor Maynard

21 November 1992

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith

27 February 1957

Nick HornbyNick Hornby

17 April 1957

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae

27 October 1978

Nicky HopkinsNicky Hopkins

24 February 1944

StingSting

02 October 1951

Sam Smith Sam Smith

19 May 1992

William WaltonWilliam Walton

29 March 1902

DJ FreshDJ Fresh

11 April 1977

Michael TippettMichael Tippett

02 January 1905

Robert SmithRobert Smith

21 April 1959

Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock

04 October 1991

Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse

14 September 1983

Peter GreenPeter Green

29 October 1946

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson

03 April 1949

Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse

14 September 1983

Lily AllenLily Allen

02 May 1985