Find out more about the greatest 20th Century British Musicians, including John Lennon, Mel B, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse and Ellie Goulding
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

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

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter
Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
Singer-Songwriter

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer
Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer
George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Musician

Sam Smith Sam Smith
19 May 1992
Singer-songwriter

Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947
 
Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
Musician

Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975
Musician

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter
Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer

Rita OraRita Ora
26 November 1990
Singer
Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter

Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944
Musician
John DeaconJohn Deacon
19 August 1951
Musician

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942
Founder of the Rolling Stones
Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
30 October 1965
 

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975
Singer

John BonhamJohn Bonham
31 May 1948
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin
Billy IdolBilly Idol
30 November 1955
 

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

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926
DJ, Television & Radio Personality

Brian EnoBrian Eno
15 May 1948
 
Julian LennonJulian Lennon
08 April 1963
 
Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer

Joe CockerJoe Cocker
20 May 1944
Singer & Musician

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts
02 June 1941
Drummer

Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
 
Keith MoonKeith Moon
23 August 1946
Drummer

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948
Musician

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Thom YorkeThom Yorke
07 October 1968
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer
Bill WymanBill Wyman
24 October 1936
Musician and Singer

Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson
07 August 1958
 

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist
Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Pete BestPete Best
24 November 1941
 

Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944
Guitarist

Quincy Jones IIIQuincy Jones III
23 December 1968
Music Producer
Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981
Composer

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer

George MartinGeorge Martin
03 January 1926
Record Producer, Musician, Composer
Peter HookPeter Hook
13 February 1956
singer

Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton
13 March 1960
Bassist of the rock band U2

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957
British-Irish musician
Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985
Musician

Anthony NewleyAnthony Newley
24 September 1931
Actor
Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer

Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960
Musician

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess
25 February 1917
 
Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten
22 November 1913
Composer, conductor and pianist

Nick RhodesNick Rhodes
08 June 1962
Musician
Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Alan PriceAlan Price
19 April 1942
Musician

Michael BlakeyMichael Blakey
08 December 1958
Record Producer

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947
Singer
Conor MaynardConor Maynard
21 November 1992
Singer-songwriter
Crispian MillsCrispian Mills
18 January 1973
Singer

Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969
Musician

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
27 February 1957
Guitarist
Mike McGearMike McGear
07 January 1944
Musician

Nicky HopkinsNicky Hopkins
24 February 1944
Pianist & Organist

Georg SoltiGeorg Solti
21 October 1912
Conductor, Pianist

Chris BlackwellChris Blackwell
22 June 1937
Businessman

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae
27 October 1978
Violinist
Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991
Singer

William ByrdWilliam Byrd
1543 AD
Music composer
StingSting
02 October 1951
Musician

SealSeal
19 February 1963
Singer-songwriter
William WaltonWilliam Walton
29 March 1902
Composer
DJ FreshDJ Fresh
11 April 1977
DJ, Musician, Record Producer