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

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

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
Singer-Songwriter

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 
Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer

Honor BlackmanHonor Blackman
22 August 1925
Actress

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer
Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Sam Smith Sam Smith
19 May 1992
Singer-songwriter

Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
Musician
Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975
Musician

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer
Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel
13 February 1950
 
Robert PlantRobert Plant
20 August 1948
Singer

Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer
Sarah BrightmanSarah Brightman
14 August 1960
Soprano

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

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948
Singer, Actress
Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter

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Cass ElliotCass Elliot
19 September 1941
Singer
Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter

Kate BushKate Bush
30 July 1958
 

MorrisseyMorrissey
22 May 1959
Actor

Boy GeorgeBoy George
14 June 1961
Singer-songwriter
Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams
13 February 1974
 
Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher
21 September 1972
Singer

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
30 October 1965
 

Robin GibbRobin Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer

Maurice GibbMaurice Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer-songwriter
James BluntJames Blunt
22 February 1974
 

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Rick AstleyRick Astley
06 February 1966
Singer

Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer
Joe CockerJoe Cocker
20 May 1944
Singer & Musician

Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
 
Cliff RichardCliff Richard
14 October 1940
Singer

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician

Thom YorkeThom Yorke
07 October 1968
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Susan BoyleSusan Boyle
01 April 1961
Singer

Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer
Charlotte GainsbourgCharlotte Gainsbourg
21 July 1971
Actress

Bill WymanBill Wyman
24 October 1936
Musician and Singer

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Roger DaltreyRoger Daltrey
01 March 1944
Singer
Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth
22 February 1928
Television presenter, Actor, Comedian, Singer

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Jim SturgessJim Sturgess
16 May 1978
Actor

Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist
Samantha FoxSamantha Fox
15 April 1966
Singer-songwriter

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer
John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944
Guitarist

Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician
David CoverdaleDavid Coverdale
22 September 1951
Singer, Musician

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer
Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer

Sam RileySam Riley
08 January 1980
Actor
Bugzy MaloneBugzy Malone
20 December 1990
Rapper

Maxwell CaulfieldMaxwell Caulfield
23 November 1959
Actor
Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957
British-Irish musician

Raza JaffreyRaza Jaffrey
28 May 1973
Actor

Gemma JonesGemma Jones
04 December 1942
Actress

Jeremy NorthamJeremy Northam
01 December 1961
Actor
Edward WoodwardEdward Woodward
01 June 1930
Actor
Anita DobsonAnita Dobson
29 April 1949
Actress

Anthony NewleyAnthony Newley
24 September 1931
Actor

Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer

Slick RickSlick Rick
14 January 1965
 
Pearl LowePearl Lowe
07 April 1970
Singer, Fashion Designer

Royston LangdonRoyston Langdon
01 May 1972
Singer

Nick RhodesNick Rhodes
08 June 1962
Musician

Alan PriceAlan Price
19 April 1942
Musician

Bronagh GallagherBronagh Gallagher
26 April 1972
Actresses
Jesy NelsonJesy Nelson
14 June 1991
Singer

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947
Singer
Gorden KayeGorden Kaye
07 April 1941
Actor

Conor MaynardConor Maynard
21 November 1992
Singer-songwriter
Crispian MillsCrispian Mills
18 January 1973
Singer
Anna NeagleAnna Neagle
20 October 1904
Actress