Famous British Blues Musicians

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Mark Knopfler
(Former lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits)
Mark Knopfler
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Birthdate: August 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Best known as the lead guitarist and singer of the popular rock band Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler is one of Britain’s most celebrated guitar icons. Known for hits such as Sultans of Swing, he and his band also released Brothers in Arms, one of the best-selling albums of all time.

 2 
Charlie Watts
(Drummer)
Charlie Watts
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Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England
Died: August 24, 2021

English drummer, Charlie Watts, was best known as a member of the band Rolling Stones. He was associated with the group for almost 60 years. He began his career as a graphic designer for an advertising company and played with bands in his leisure time. He eventually started drumming full time with Rolling Stones.

 3 
Jeff Beck
(Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter)
Jeff Beck
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Birthdate: June 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: England

Jeff Beck is a British rock guitarist renowned for his association with popular rock bands like The Yardbirds, Beck, Bogert & Appice, and The Jeff Beck Group. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential players in history, Beck has won several awards like the Grammy Awards. He has also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine thrice.

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 4 
John McVie
(Guitarist)
John McVie
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Birthdate: November 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ealing
 5 
Jack Bruce
(Scottish Singer-Songwriter and Former Member of the Band Cream)
Jack Bruce
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Birthdate: May 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs
Died: October 25, 2014

Legendary Scottish singer-songwriter, bassist, and composer Jack Bruce gained international fame with the British rock band Cream and released iconic tracks such as I Feel Free. He also performed as part of the jazz fusion group the Tony Williams Lifetime. In 2006, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

 6 
Courtney Hadwin
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Appearances in ‘The Voice Kids UK 2017 ‘ and ‘America's Got Talent’)
Courtney Hadwin
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Birthdate: July 6, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sunderland, England

Courtney Hadwin is an English singer-songwriter who achieved popularity by participating in the first series of ITV's The Voice Kids and the 13th season of NBC's America's Got Talent, where she was a finalist. She is one of the youngest artists to sign a record deal with Arista Records and Syco Entertainment.

 7 
Chris Rea
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician)
Chris Rea
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Birthdate: March 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middlesbrough
 8 
Eric Clapton
(One of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time)
Eric Clapton
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Birthdate: March 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ripley, England

Eric Clapton, the rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time. In the 1970s, he recorded a number of successful solo albums and continued to do so over the next several decades and is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He has had issues with alcohol and drugs.

 9 
Alison Moyet
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Alison Moyet
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Birthdate: June 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Billericay
 10 
Jools Holland
(English Singer, Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, and Television Presenter)
Jools Holland
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Birthdate: January 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London

Jools Holland is an English singer, composer, pianist, bandleader, and television presenter. He came into prominence in the mid-1970s, when he became part of the rock band Squeeze. His popularity increased when he co-presented the popular music TV show The Tube from 1982 to 1987. Jools Holland is also known for his collaborations with famous artists like Sting and Bono.

 11 
Robin Trower
(Guitarist)
Robin Trower
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Birthdate: March 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Catford
 12 
Joan Armatrading
(British singer-songwriter and Grammy and BRIT Award winner who has released popular singles like "Drop the Pilot.")
Joan Armatrading
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Birthdate: December 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
 13 
Gabrielle
(Singer)
Gabrielle
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Birthdate: April 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
 14 
Danny Kirwan
(Guitarist, Songwriter)
Danny Kirwan
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Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brixton
 15 
Noel Redding
(Bassist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist)
Noel Redding
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Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Folkestone
Died: May 11, 2003
 16 
Pino Palladino
(Bassist, Jazz musician)
Pino Palladino
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Birthdate: October 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff
 17 
Long John Baldry
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Birthdate: January 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: July 21, 2005
 18 
Chris Jagger
(Musician, Photographer, Music journalist)
Chris Jagger
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Birthdate: December 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dartford

Chris Jagger is an English musician best known as the younger brother of Sir Michael Philip Jagger aka Mick Jagger. Apart from being a musician, Chris Jagger has also worked as a journalist; he has contributed articles for prominent publications like The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and The Daily Telegraph. Jagger is also credited with organizing charity concerts.

 19 
Elkie Brooks
(Singer)
Elkie Brooks
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Birthdate: February 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salford
 20 
Snowy White
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist)
Snowy White
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Birthdate: March 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barnstaple
 21 
John Illsley
(Bassist, Guitarist)
John Illsley
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Birthdate: June 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leicester
 22 
Terry Reid
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Terry Reid
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Birthdate: November 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Huntingdon
 23 
Keith Relf
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Keith Relf
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Birthdate: March 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: May 14, 1976
 24 
Andy Fairweather Low
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Andy Fairweather Low
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Birthdate: August 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cardiff
 25 
Chris Farlowe
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Birthdate: October 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London Borough of Islington
 26 
Alex Harvey
(Musician)
Alex Harvey
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Birthdate: February 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Died: February 4, 1982
 27 
Jona Lewie
(British Singer, Songwriter, and Multi-instrumentalist)
Jona Lewie
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Birthdate: March 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Southampton

Jona Lewie is a British singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his 1980 hits, Stop the Cavalry and You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties. Jona Lewie is also known for his albums, Alias Jona Lewie, Heart Skips Beat, and Optimistic. 

 28 
Dave Peverett
(Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Dave Peverett
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Birthdate: April 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dulwich
Died: February 7, 2000
 29 
Terry Williams
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Birthdate: January 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swansea
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Alexis Korner
(Musician)
Alexis Korner
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Birthdate: April 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 1, 1984
 31 
Fink
(singer-songwriter, songwriter, disc jockey, singer)
Fink
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Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Brighton
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Jim McCarty
(Musician)
Jim McCarty
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Birthdate: July 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool
 33 
Dana Gillespie
(English Singer-Songwriter and Actress)
Dana Gillespie
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Birthdate: March 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Woking

Dana Gillespie is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. Gillespie, who started her career as a teen pop musician, went on to experiment with other genres like folk and rock. More recently, she has established herself as an exponent of the blues. As an actress, Dana Gillespie has played interesting roles in movies like The Lost Continent and Bad Timing.  

 34 
Robbie McIntosh
(Musician, Guitarist)
Robbie McIntosh
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Birthdate: October 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London Borough of Sutton
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Chris Dreja
(Guitarist, Songwriter)
Chris Dreja
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Birthdate: November 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surbiton
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Maggie Bell
(Singer)
Maggie Bell
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Birthdate: January 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow
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Dave Walker
(Singer, Guitarist)
Dave Walker
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Birthdate: January 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Walsall
 38 
Chris Stainton
(Musician, Pianist, Songwriter)
Chris Stainton
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Birthdate: March 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sheffield
 39 
Graham Bond
(Founding Father of the English 'Rhythm and Blues' Boom of the 1960s)
Graham Bond
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Birthdate: October 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Romford, England
Died: May 8, 1974
 40 
Davy Graham
(Guitarist)
Davy Graham
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Birthdate: November 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Died: December 15, 2008
 41 
Rod Price
(Guitarist)
Rod Price
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Birthdate: November 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willesden
Died: March 22, 2005
 42 
Shingai Shoniwa
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Shingai Shoniwa
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Birthdate: September 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London
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Paul Samwell-Smith
(Record producer, Guitarist, Composer)
Paul Samwell-Smith
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Birthdate: May 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
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Susheela Raman
(Singer, Jazz musician whose debut album Salt Rain was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2001)
Susheela Raman
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Birthdate: July 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hendon, London, England, United Kingdom
 45 
Micky Waller
(Drummer)
Micky Waller
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Birthdate: September 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: April 29, 2008