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

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer

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

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician
George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
Singer-Songwriter
Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress
Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948
Singer, Actress

Robert PlantRobert Plant
20 August 1948
Singer

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
27 May 1922
Actor

Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 
Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer
Cass ElliotCass Elliot
19 September 1941
Singer

Boy GeorgeBoy George
14 June 1961
Singer-songwriter

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham
17 April 1974
Singer, Businesswoman, Model, Fashion Designer
Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter

Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter
Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel
13 February 1950
 

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
Musician

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter
Kate BushKate Bush
30 July 1958
 

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Sam Smith Sam Smith
19 May 1992
Singer-songwriter
Rick AstleyRick Astley
06 February 1966
Singer

Maurice GibbMaurice Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer-songwriter

Robin GibbRobin Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams
13 February 1974
 
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Mark RonsonMark Ronson
04 September 1975
Musician

Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher
21 September 1972
Singer

MorrisseyMorrissey
22 May 1959
Actor

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 
Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
 

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
30 October 1965
 

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972
Singer

Jessie JJessie J
27 March 1988
Singer-Songwriter

Joe CockerJoe Cocker
20 May 1944
Singer & Musician
Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist
Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer

Cliff RichardCliff Richard
14 October 1940
Singer

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

Susan BoyleSusan Boyle
01 April 1961
Singer
Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian

Samantha FoxSamantha Fox
15 April 1966
Singer-songwriter

James BluntJames Blunt
22 February 1974
 

Bill WymanBill Wyman
24 October 1936
Musician and Singer
Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Jesy NelsonJesy Nelson
14 June 1991
Singer

Roger DaltreyRoger Daltrey
01 March 1944
Singer
Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943
Singer

Jim SturgessJim Sturgess
16 May 1978
Actor
Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991
Singer

Keith FlintKeith Flint
17 September 1969
Vocalist

Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist
Sarah BrightmanSarah Brightman
14 August 1960
Soprano

David CoverdaleDavid Coverdale
22 September 1951
Singer, Musician
John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944
Guitarist

Sam RileySam Riley
08 January 1980
Actor

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

Honor BlackmanHonor Blackman
22 August 1925
Actress
Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan
25 December 1957
British-Irish musician

Maxwell CaulfieldMaxwell Caulfield
23 November 1959
Actor

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer
Bruce ForsythBruce Forsyth
22 February 1928
Television presenter, Actor, Comedian, Singer
Anita DobsonAnita Dobson
29 April 1949
Actress

Gemma JonesGemma Jones
04 December 1942
Actress

Anthony NewleyAnthony Newley
24 September 1931
Actor

Edward WoodwardEdward Woodward
01 June 1930
Actor
Slick RickSlick Rick
14 January 1965
 

Jeremy NorthamJeremy Northam
01 December 1961
Actor

Raza JaffreyRaza Jaffrey
28 May 1973
Actor

Feargal SharkeyFeargal Sharkey
13 August 1958
Singer

Bugzy MaloneBugzy Malone
20 December 1990
Rapper
Pearl LowePearl Lowe
07 April 1970
Singer, Fashion Designer

Royston LangdonRoyston Langdon
01 May 1972
Singer
Gorden KayeGorden Kaye
07 April 1941
Actor

Nick RhodesNick Rhodes
08 June 1962
Musician
Alan PriceAlan Price
19 April 1942
Musician
Adam RickittAdam Rickitt
29 May 1978
Actor