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
Singer-songwriter
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer
Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Musician
Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
 

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer

Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947
 
Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975
Musician
Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter

John DeaconJohn Deacon
19 August 1951
Musician

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975
Singer
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer
Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
30 October 1965
 

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

Rita OraRita Ora
26 November 1990
Singer

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter
Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
 
Billy IdolBilly Idol
30 November 1955
 

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944
Musician

Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson
07 August 1958
 

Thom YorkeThom Yorke
07 October 1968
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926
DJ, Television & Radio Personality

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Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer

John BonhamJohn Bonham
31 May 1948
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin

Keith MoonKeith Moon
23 August 1946
Drummer

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
10 May 1957
Musician
Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942
Founder of the Rolling Stones

Julian LennonJulian Lennon
08 April 1963
 
Joe CockerJoe Cocker
20 May 1944
Singer & Musician

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948
Musician
Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
 

Brian EnoBrian Eno
15 May 1948
 

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

Pete BestPete Best
24 November 1941
 

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960
Musician
Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer

Bill WymanBill Wyman
24 October 1936
Musician and Singer
Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer

Quincy Jones IIIQuincy Jones III
23 December 1968
Music Producer

George MartinGeorge Martin
03 January 1926
Record Producer, Musician, Composer
Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957
British-Irish musician

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts
02 June 1941
Drummer
Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer
Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981
Composer
Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten
22 November 1913
Composer, conductor and pianist

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985
Musician

Conor MaynardConor Maynard
21 November 1992
Singer-songwriter
Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton
13 March 1960
Bassist of the rock band U2
Peter HookPeter Hook
13 February 1956
singer

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess
25 February 1917
 

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
27 February 1957
Guitarist
Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947
Singer

Alan PriceAlan Price
19 April 1942
Musician

Nick RhodesNick Rhodes
08 June 1962
Musician

Nicky HopkinsNicky Hopkins
24 February 1944
Pianist & Organist
Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae
27 October 1978
Violinist

William ByrdWilliam Byrd
1543 AD
Music composer
SealSeal
19 February 1963
Singer-songwriter

Chris BlackwellChris Blackwell
22 June 1937
Businessman

Michael BlakeyMichael Blakey
08 December 1958
Record Producer
StingSting
02 October 1951
Musician

Sam Smith Sam Smith
19 May 1992
Singer-songwriter
William WaltonWilliam Walton
29 March 1902
Composer

DJ FreshDJ Fresh
11 April 1977
DJ, Musician, Record Producer

Michael TippettMichael Tippett
02 January 1905
Composer

Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Musician
Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
30 October 1894
Composer

SlashSlash
23 July 1965
Musician
Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse
14 September 1983
Singer-songwriter

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist
Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991
Singer

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
03 April 1949
Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946
Musician & Songwriter