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

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

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer
Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer
Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 
Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress, Singer & Author
Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher
21 September 1972
Singer

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948
Singer, Actress
Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975
Musician

Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
 
Freddie StarrFreddie Starr
09 January 1943
Comedian

Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 
Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
 

Boy GeorgeBoy George
14 June 1961
 

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham
17 April 1974
Singer, Businesswoman, Model, Fashion Designer

Robert PlantRobert Plant
20 August 1948
Singer
Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer
Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer

MorrisseyMorrissey
22 May 1959
Actor

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams
13 February 1974
 
Susan BoyleSusan Boyle
01 April 1961
Singer

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Joe CockerJoe Cocker
20 May 1944
Singer & Musician

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter

Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel
13 February 1950
 

Cass ElliotCass Elliot
19 September 1941
Singer
Kate BushKate Bush
30 July 1958
 

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Thom YorkeThom Yorke
07 October 1968
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 
Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer

Rick AstleyRick Astley
06 February 1966
Singer
Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
 

Robin GibbRobin Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
30 October 1965
 

Maurice GibbMaurice Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer-songwriter
Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician

Cliff RichardCliff Richard
14 October 1940
Singer

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist

Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg
21 July 1971
Actress
Bill WymanBill Wyman
24 October 1936
Musician and Singer

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist
Roger Harry DaltreyRoger Daltrey
01 March 1944
Singer

James BluntJames Blunt
22 February 1974
 

Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter
Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer

David CoverdaleDavid Coverdale
22 September 1951
Singer, Musician
Sarah BrightmanSarah Brightman
14 August 1960
Soprano

Gemma JonesGemma Jones
04 December 1942
Actress

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Jim SturgessJim Sturgess
16 May 1978
Actor

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician
Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer

Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist

Honor BlackmanHonor Blackman
22 August 1925
Actress

Samantha FoxSamantha Fox
15 April 1966
Singer-songwriter
Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Slick RickSlick Rick
14 January 1965
 

Anita DobsonAnita Dobson
29 April 1949
Actress

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer
Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth
22 February 1928
Television presenter, Actor, Comedian, Singer

Maxwell CaulfieldMaxwell Caulfield
23 November 1959
Actor

Edward WoodwardEdward Woodward
01 June 1930
Actor

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957
British-Irish musician

Raza JaffreyRaza Jaffrey
28 May 1973
Actor
Jeremy NorthamJeremy Northam
01 December 1961
Actor

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter
Bugzy MaloneBugzy Malone
20 December 1990
Rapper

Royston LangdonRoyston Langdon
01 May 1972
Singer

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

Nick RhodesNick Rhodes
08 June 1962
Musician
Pearl LowePearl Lowe
07 April 1970
Singer, Fashion Designer

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

Jesy NelsonJesy Nelson
14 June 1991
Singer
Tom JonesTom Jones
07 June 1940
Welsh singer

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist
Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Musician

Kirsty BertarelliKirsty Bertarelli
30 June 1971
Former Miss UK, Wife of Ernesto Bertarelli
Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991
Singer