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
David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

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

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer
Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse
14 September 1983
Singer-songwriter
Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985
Musician
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Musician

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959
Actor

Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor
10 April 1979
singer-songwriter
Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
Singer-Songwriter

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Rita OraRita Ora
26 November 1990
Singer

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957
British-Irish musician
StingSting
02 October 1951
Musician

Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter
Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
Musician

SlashSlash
23 July 1965
Musician

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician
Boy GeorgeBoy George
14 June 1961
Singer-songwriter

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944
Musician
Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
30 October 1965
 

Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
 

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile
31 October 1926
DJ, Television & Radio Personality
SealSeal
19 February 1963
Singer-songwriter

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Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter
Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947
 

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975
Singer

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter
Billy IdolBilly Idol
30 November 1955
 
Sid ViciousSid Vicious
10 May 1957
Musician

Julian LennonJulian Lennon
08 April 1963
 

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

Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975
Musician
Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942
Founder of the Rolling Stones

Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer

John DeaconJohn Deacon
19 August 1951
Musician

Keith MoonKeith Moon
23 August 1946
Drummer
Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer

Brian EnoBrian Eno
15 May 1948
 
Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 

Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist
Joe CockerJoe Cocker
20 May 1944
Singer & Musician

Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer
Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Musician

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

Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991
Singer

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

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

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter

Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian
Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson
07 August 1958
 

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946
Musician & Songwriter

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

Pete BestPete Best
24 November 1941
 

John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944
Guitarist
Dale WintonDale Winton
22 May 1955
Radio DJ

George MartinGeorge Martin
03 January 1926
Record Producer, Musician, Composer
Charlie WattsCharlie Watts
02 June 1941
Drummer

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician

Peter HookPeter Hook
13 February 1956
singer

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer
Anthony NewleyAnthony Newley
24 September 1931
Actor
Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton
13 March 1960
Bassist of the rock band U2

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981
Composer

Quincy Jones IIIQuincy Jones III
23 December 1968
Music Producer

Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960
Musician
Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess
25 February 1917
 

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten
22 November 1913
Composer, conductor and pianist

Alan PriceAlan Price
19 April 1942
Musician

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Mike McGearMike McGear
07 January 1944
Musician
Kenny LynchKenny Lynch
18 March 1938
Singer

Nick RhodesNick Rhodes
08 June 1962
Musician
Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969
Musician

Conor MaynardConor Maynard
21 November 1992
Singer-songwriter
Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947
Singer
Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
27 February 1957
Guitarist