Famous British Record Producers

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 1 
Mark Ronson
(Disc jockey)

Mark Ronson
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Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Seven-time Grammy-winning music producer and DJ Mark Ronson shot to fame with Amy Winehouse’s album Back to Black and single Rehab, and his own single Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars. He won both the Grammy and the Golden Globe for co-writing Shallow. He supports disadvantaged children and budding artists.

 2 
Jimmy Page
(Musician, Record Producer)

Jimmy Page
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Birthdate: January 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Heston, Middlesex, England

An English musician, songwriter, and record producer, Jimmy Page gained international recognition as the founder of the popular rock band Led Zeppelin. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest guitarists of all time, Jimmy Page was ranked third in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Jimmy Page has influenced several popular guitarists.

 3 
Jeff Lynne
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)

Jeff Lynne
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Birthdate: December 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shard End

Jeff Lynne is an English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Electric Light Orchestra. He is also credited with popularizing the band with his leadership skills following the exit of co-founder Roy Wood in 1972. In the 2020 Birthday Honours, Lynne was appointed OBE for services to music.

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 4 
Roger Taylor
(Best Known As The Drummer Of The Rock Band 'Queen')

Roger Taylor
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Birthdate: July 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
Roger Taylor soared to fame as the drummer of the iconic rock band Queen. A Planet Rock poll named him the eighth-greatest classic rock drummer. Taylor also became known for his falsetto vocal range and co-wrote hits such as Innuendo and Under Pressure. He also appeared on Pop Quiz.

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Brian Eno
(Musician, Record producer)

Brian Eno
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Birthdate: May 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melton, Suffolk, England
Brian Eno created "The Microsoft Sound" for Windows 95 and co-developed the card-based creativity-improving technique Oblique Strategies. His ambient music album Reflection was nominated for a Grammy, and his visual installations have been projected on structures such as the Sydney Opera House. He also co-founded the Long Now Foundation.

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Maurice Gibb
(Singer-songwriter)

Maurice Gibb
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Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: January 12, 2003

Maurice Gibb was one of the three members of the Bee Gees, the iconic pop-rock band of the 1960s and the 1970s, which redefined disco music of that era and released hits such as Stayin’ Alive. He also went solo with the single Railroad, but his solo album remained unreleased. 

 7 
Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)

Robin Gibb
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Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb was part of the Bee Gees, an iconic pop/rock/disco band of the 1960s and the 1970s and makers of hits such as Stayin' Alive. Robin, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a CBE-awardee, also had a successful solo career and was the president of the Heritage Foundation.
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Alan Walker
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Birthdate: August 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northampton, England
English-Norwegian music producer and DJ Alan Walker, also popular as “DJ Walkzz,” shot to fame with tracks such as The Spectre and Faded. His TikTok account has earned him a huge fan base. He is also known for his trademark hoodie and mask, which he wears while performing.

 9 
Roger Waters
(Composer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Screenwriter, Singer, Pianist, Record producer)

Roger Waters
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Birthdate: September 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Surrey

Co-founder of the rock band, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters is celebrated singer, songwriter and composer. Beginning his career with rhythm guitar, he initially served solely as a bassist in Pink Floyd before emerging as their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader. Later he left the group due to creative difference and embarked on his solo career, releasing numerous albums and singles

 10 
Van Morrison
(Singer)

Van Morrison
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Birthdate: August 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bloomfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Northern Irish singer, Van Morrison, garnered recognition in the 1960s while playing with the band, Them, and then later as a solo singer with the 1967 song Brown Eyed Girl. Over the years, he has released more than 40 albums. Astral Weeks, Moondance, Wavelength, Down the Road and Keep It Simple are some of his acclaimed and commercially successful albums.

 11 
Kate Bush
(Singer-songwriter)

Kate Bush
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Birthdate: July 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Welling, Southeast London, England
Kate Bush is best known for her UK Singles Chart-topper debut single Wuthering Heights. She has released 25 UK Top 40 singles, such as Babooshka and Running Up That Hill. She is known for her literary themes and drew inspiration from James Joyce’s Ulysses. She was also awarded the CBE.

 12 
FKA twigs
(Singer-songwriter)

FKA twigs
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Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

 13 
David Gilmour
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Record producer)

David Gilmour
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Birthdate: March 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England

Pink Floyd guitarist/singer David Gilmour helped the band become one of the best-selling acts ever. One of Rolling Stone magazine’s greatest guitarists of all time, he has also been an advocate of animal rights and other causes. He once auctioned off 120 guitars, including his iconic Black Strat, for charity.

 14 
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.

 15 
George Martin
(Record producer)

George Martin
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Birthdate: January 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highbury
Died: March 8, 2016

George Martin was an English composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and audio engineer. Due to his involvement on each of the Beatles' albums, Martin was often referred to as the Fifth Beatle. In 1996, George Martin was made a Knight Bachelor for his contribution to the music industry. Apart from being a musician, Martin also contributed to several charitable causes.

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Robert Palmer
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Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batley, England
Died: September 26, 2003

 17 
Robert Lange
(Record producer)

Robert Lange
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Birthdate: November 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mufulira, Zambia

 18 
John Paul Jones
(Musician)

John Paul Jones
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Birthdate: January 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sidcup, Kent, England

 19 
Donovan
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer)

Donovan
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Birthdate: May 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Donovan is a Scottish guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for developing and popularizing a distinctive and eclectic style that blended many genres, such as folk, jazz, pop, calypso, and psychedelic rock. Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

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Jacob Collier
(Musician)

Jacob Collier
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Birthdate: August 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North London, England

 21 
Rex Orange County
(Recording Artist)

Rex Orange County
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Birthdate: May 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grayshott, Hampshire

 22 
Nick Mason
(Drummer)

Nick Mason
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Birthdate: January 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England

Born to a documentary film maker, drummer Nick Mason was no stranger to art and entertainment as a child. He formed his first band while studying architecture. He was the only original member of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd member to have been part of the band since its inception.

 23 
Johnny Marr
(Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)

Johnny Marr
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Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manchester, England

 24 
Fatboy Slim
(Disc Jockey)

Fatboy Slim
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Birthdate: July 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England

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Jacob Anderson
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Birthdate: June 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK

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Marcus Mumford
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Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States

 27 
Keith Emerson
(Musician)

Keith Emerson
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Birthdate: November 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: March 11, 2016

 28 
Robert Fripp
(Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record producer)

Robert Fripp
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Birthdate: May 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wimborne Minster

 29 
Imogen Heap
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Record producer)

Imogen Heap
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Birthdate: December 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Romford, London, England

 30 
Keith Richards
(Musician)

Keith Richards
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Birthdate: December 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Keith Richards is a musician and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular rock bands ever, The Rolling Stones. Also a guitarist, he was ranked fourth on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 best guitarists list in 2011. Richards' look and characterization inspired the character of Captain Teague who appears in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

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Tricky
(Record producer)

Tricky
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Birthdate: January 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Knowle West, United Kingdom

 32 
Ray Davies
(Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)

Ray Davies
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Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

 33 
Labrinth
(Singer-songwriter)

Labrinth
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Birthdate: January 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney Hackney, London, England

 34 
Alan Parsons
(Composer, Musician, Record producer)

Alan Parsons
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Birthdate: December 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London

Alan Parsons is an English musician, audio engineer, record producer, and songwriter. He is credited with forming a rock band named The Alan Parsons Project. Over the years, Parsons has won many prestigious awards including a Grammy Award for Best Immersive Audio Album. In the 2021, Parsons was made an OBE for services to music production and music.

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John Cale
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor, Lyricist, Musician, Autobiographer, Model, Film actor, Television actor, Music arranger, Experimental musician, Pianist, Film score composer)

John Cale
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Birthdate: March 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Garnant

Experimental musician John Cale is best known as the co-founder of the rock band The Velvet Underground. The son of a coal miner father, he later developed a love for music that earned him a scholarship to the University of London. Prescribed opiates for his bronchial issues, he later struggled with addiction.

 36 
Gary Numan
(Singer, composer, and musician who produced commercial electronic music, including the hits "Cars" and "Are 'Friends' Electric")

Gary Numan
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Birthdate: March 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

 37 
Estelle
(Singer-songwriter)

Estelle
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Birthdate: January 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 38 
Tony Kanal
(Musician)

Tony Kanal
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Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England

 39 
Michael Kiwanuka
(Singer-songwriter)

Michael Kiwanuka
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Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England

 40 
Trevor Horn
(Bassists)

Trevor Horn
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Birthdate: July 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hertfordshire, England, UK

 41 
Curt Smith
(Singer, Songwriter)

Curt Smith
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Birthdate: June 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England

 42 
Vince Clarke
(Composer, Songwriter, Record producer)

Vince Clarke
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Birthdate: July 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basildon

 43 
Roy Wood
(Singer-Songwriter)

Roy Wood
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Birthdate: November 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

 44 
John Newman
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for the Track 'Love Me Again')

John Newman
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Birthdate: June 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Settle, North Yorkshire, England

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David A. Stewart
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Birthdate: September 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK

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Malcolm McLaren
(Singer, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Talent agent, Record producer, Talent manager)

Malcolm McLaren
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Birthdate: January 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stoke Newington
Died: April 8, 2010

 47 
Atticus Ross
(Musician)

Atticus Ross
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Birthdate: January 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England, UK

Atticus Ross is an English musician, composer, record producer, audio engineer, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with Trent Reznor; the duo has won prestigious awards, such as an Oscar for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Ross has also won a Golden Globe for his work in Soul.

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Goldie
(Actor, Record producer, Club DJ, Musician, Composer)

Goldie
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Birthdate: September 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walsall

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Jonas Blue
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Birthdate: August 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

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Liam Howlett
(Record producer, co-founder and leader of the British electronic band The Prodigy)

Liam Howlett
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Birthdate: August 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Braintree, England, United Kingdom