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, Record Producer
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer, Composer

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer-songwriter

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Singer-songwriter & Musician

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter & Musician

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer
Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse
14 September 1983
Singer-songwriter

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician & Singer

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor
George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
Singer, Musician
Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
Singer-Songwriter

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer, Songwriter

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Musician

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer, Singer

Rita OraRita Ora
26 November 1990
Singer
Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947
 

StingSting
02 October 1951
Musician & Singer

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer

Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor

Boy GeorgeBoy George
14 June 1961
Singer-songwriter
Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975
Singer

SlashSlash
23 July 1965
Musician
Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944
Musician, Record Producer

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
Musician
SealSeal
19 February 1963
Singer-songwriter

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

John DeaconJohn Deacon
19 August 1951
Musician
Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

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Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist
Sid ViciousSid Vicious
10 May 1957
Musician

Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician

Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter
Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926
DJ, Television & Radio Personality
John BonhamJohn Bonham
31 May 1948
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942
Founder of the Rolling Stones

Billy IdolBilly Idol
30 November 1955
 

Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
Singer & Musician
Jessie JJessie J
27 March 1988
Singer-Songwriter

Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Musician

Sam Smith Sam Smith
19 May 1992
Singer-songwriter

Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975
Musician

Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter
Julian LennonJulian Lennon
08 April 1963
 

Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991
Singer
Keith MoonKeith Moon
23 August 1946
Drummer

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

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
30 October 1965
 
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Joe CockerJoe Cocker
20 May 1944
Singer & Musician
Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948
Musician

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Brian EnoBrian Eno
15 May 1948
Musician, Record producer

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957
British-Irish musician

Thom YorkeThom Yorke
07 October 1968
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter

Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor
10 April 1979
singer-songwriter

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist
Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer

Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946
Musician & Songwriter
Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson
07 August 1958
Singer
Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Richard Wright (Musician)Richard Wright (Musician)
28 July 1943
Musician
Bill WymanBill Wyman
24 October 1936
Musician and Singer

John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944
Guitarist

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts
02 June 1941
Drummer
Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician
Pete BestPete Best
24 November 1941
 

George MartinGeorge Martin
03 January 1926
Record Producer, Musician, Composer

Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist

Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer
Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981
Composer
Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian

Peter HookPeter Hook
13 February 1956
singer

Dale WintonDale Winton
22 May 1955
Radio DJ

Nick RhodesNick Rhodes
08 June 1962
Musician
Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton
13 March 1960
Bassist of the rock band U2

Anthony NewleyAnthony Newley
24 September 1931
Actor

Georg SoltiGeorg Solti
21 October 1912
Conductor, Pianist

Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960
Musician

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985
Musician
Quincy Jones IIIQuincy Jones III
23 December 1968
Music Producer

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess
25 February 1917
 
Alan PriceAlan Price
19 April 1942
Musician

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
03 April 1949
Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten
22 November 1913
Composer, conductor and pianist
Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947
Singer