Famous British Blues Musicians

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite British Blues Musicians

 1 Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler
4
Famous As: Former lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits
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 Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck
4
Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter
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.

 3 Duffy

Duffy
4
Famous As: SOUL SINGER
Birthdate: June 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nefyn
Recommended Lists:

 4 Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts
4
Famous As: Drummer
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.

 5 John McVie

John McVie
3
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: November 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ealing

 6 Courtney Hadwin

Courtney Hadwin
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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 Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce
3
Famous As: Composer, Singer, Jazz musician, Diarist, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs
Died: October 25, 2014
You May Like

 8 Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton
2
Famous As: One of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time
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 Chris Rea

Chris Rea
4
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician
Birthdate: March 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middlesbrough

 10 Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet
3
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Billericay

 11 Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds

 12 Jools Holland

Jools Holland
3
Famous As: Musician, Composer, Pianist, Bandleader
Birthdate: January 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London

 13 Robin Trower

Robin Trower
3
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: March 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Catford

 14 Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading
3
Famous As: British singer-songwriter and Grammy and BRIT Award winner who has released popular singles like "Drop the Pilot."
Birthdate: December 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

 15 Gabrielle

Gabrielle
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

 16 Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee
3
Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Musician
Birthdate: December 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: March 6, 2013

 17 Danny Kirwan

Danny Kirwan
2
Famous As: Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brixton

 18 Noel Redding

Noel Redding
2
Famous As: Bassist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Folkestone
Died: May 11, 2003

 19 Pino Palladino

Pino Palladino
2
Famous As: Bassist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: October 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff

 20 Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salford

 21 Long John Baldry

Long John Baldry
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: July 21, 2005

 22 Chris Jagger

Chris Jagger
2
Famous As: Musician, Photographer, Music journalist
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.

 23 Jeremy Spencer

Jeremy Spencer
2
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartlepool, County Durham, England

 24 Snowy White

Snowy White
2
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: March 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barnstaple

 25 Keith Relf

Keith Relf
1
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: May 14, 1976

 26 John Illsley

John Illsley
1
Famous As: Bassist, Guitarist
Birthdate: June 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leicester

 27 Terry Reid

Terry Reid
2
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Huntingdon

 28 Chris Farlowe

Chris Farlowe
1
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London Borough of Islington

 29 Andy Fairweather Low

Andy Fairweather Low
2
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cardiff

 30 Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey
2
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Died: February 4, 1982

 31 Jona Lewie

Jona Lewie
1
Famous As: Singer, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Southampton

 32 Terry Williams

Terry Williams
1
Famous As: drummer
Birthdate: January 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swansea

 33 Fink

Fink
1
Famous As: singer-songwriter, songwriter, disc jockey, singer
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Brighton

 34 Alexis Korner

Alexis Korner
1
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 1, 1984

 35 Dave Peverett

Dave Peverett
1
Famous As: Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dulwich
Died: February 7, 2000

 36 Robbie McIntosh

Robbie McIntosh
1
Famous As: Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: October 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London Borough of Sutton

 37 Jim McCarty

Jim McCarty
1
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool

 38 Dana Gillespie

Dana Gillespie
1
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Woking

 39 Roger Chapman

Roger Chapman
1
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leicester

 40 Maggie Bell

Maggie Bell
1
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow

 41 Chris Dreja

Chris Dreja
1
Famous As: Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surbiton

 42 Chris Stainton

Chris Stainton
1
Famous As: Musician, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sheffield

 43 Dave Walker

Dave Walker
1
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Walsall

 44 Graham Bond

Graham Bond
1
Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: October 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Romford
Died: May 8, 1974

 45 Davy Graham

Davy Graham
1
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: November 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Died: December 15, 2008

 46 Shingai Shoniwa

Shingai Shoniwa
1
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 47 Susheela Raman

Susheela Raman
1
Famous As: Singer, Jazz musician whose debut album Salt Rain was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2001
Birthdate: July 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hendon, London, England, United Kingdom

 48 Rod Price

Rod Price
1
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: November 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willesden
Died: March 22, 2005

 49 Paul Samwell-Smith

Paul Samwell-Smith
1
Famous As: Record producer, Guitarist, Composer
Birthdate: May 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

 50 Micky Waller

Micky Waller
0
Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: September 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: April 29, 2008