Find out more about the greatest 20th Century British Singers, including Adele, John Lennon, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Paul McCartney.
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician
Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
 

Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer
Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams
13 February 1974
 

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948
Singer, Actress

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer
Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957
British-Irish musician
Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
 
Robert PlantRobert Plant
20 August 1948
Singer

Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher
21 September 1972
Singer
Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham
17 April 1974
Singer, Businesswoman, Model, Fashion Designer

Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel
13 February 1950
 

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter
Cass ElliotCass Elliot
19 September 1941
Singer

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Boy GeorgeBoy George
14 June 1961
 
Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975
Musician

Rick AstleyRick Astley
06 February 1966
Singer

Kate BushKate Bush
30 July 1958
 

James BluntJames Blunt
22 February 1974
 
MorrisseyMorrissey
22 May 1959
Actor
Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
30 October 1965
 

Susan BoyleSusan Boyle
01 April 1961
Singer
Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
 

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

Robin GibbRobin Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer

Joe CockerJoe Cocker
20 May 1944
Singer & Musician

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer
Maurice GibbMaurice Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer-songwriter

Cliff RichardCliff Richard
14 October 1940
Singer
Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer
Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician

Thom YorkeThom Yorke
07 October 1968
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg
21 July 1971
Actress

Samantha FoxSamantha Fox
15 April 1966
Singer-songwriter

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer
Sarah BrightmanSarah Brightman
14 August 1960
Soprano

Roger Harry DaltreyRoger Daltrey
01 March 1944
Singer

Bill WymanBill Wyman
24 October 1936
Musician and Singer

Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer
Jim SturgessJim Sturgess
16 May 1978
Actor

Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth
22 February 1928
Television presenter, Actor, Comedian, Singer
Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter

Sam RileySam Riley
08 January 1980
Actor

Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist
David CoverdaleDavid Coverdale
22 September 1951
Singer, Musician

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician
Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter

Maxwell CaulfieldMaxwell Caulfield
23 November 1959
Actor

Jeremy NorthamJeremy Northam
01 December 1961
Actor
Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Honor BlackmanHonor Blackman
22 August 1925
Actress
Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer

Gemma JonesGemma Jones
04 December 1942
Actress

Slick RickSlick Rick
14 January 1965
 

Edward WoodwardEdward Woodward
01 June 1930
Actor
Anita DobsonAnita Dobson
29 April 1949
Actress
Raza JaffreyRaza Jaffrey
28 May 1973
Actor

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966
Tenor Singer

Pearl LowePearl Lowe
07 April 1970
Singer, Fashion Designer

Nick RhodesNick Rhodes
08 June 1962
Musician
Alan PriceAlan Price
19 April 1942
Musician

Bugzy MaloneBugzy Malone
20 December 1990
Rapper

Freddie StarrFreddie Starr
09 January 1943
Comedian

Royston LangdonRoyston Langdon
01 May 1972
Singer

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947
Singer
Conor MaynardConor Maynard
21 November 1992
Singer-songwriter

Graham GouldmanGraham Gouldman
10 May 1946
Singer
SealSeal
19 February 1963
Singer-songwriter

Nathan SykesNathan Sykes
18 April 1993
Singer
Adam RickittAdam Rickitt
29 May 1978
Actor
Sam Smith Sam Smith
19 May 1992
Singer-songwriter