2 Jimmy Page(Musician, Record Producer)
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 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.
4 Roger Taylor(Best Known As The Drummer Of The Rock Band 'Queen')
5 Brian Eno(Musician, Record producer)
6 Maurice Gibb(Singer-songwriter)
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)
8 Alan Walker(DJ)
9 Roger Waters(Composer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Screenwriter, Singer, Pianist, Record producer)
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)
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)
12 FKA twigs(Singer-songwriter)
13 David Gilmour(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Record producer)
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)
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 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.
16 Robert Palmer(Snger)
17 Robert Lange(Record producer)
18 John Paul Jones(Musician)
19 Donovan(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer)
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.
20 Jacob Collier(Musician)
21 Rex Orange County(Recording Artist)
22 Nick Mason(Drummer)
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)
24 Fatboy Slim(Disc Jockey)
25 Jacob Anderson(Actor)
26 Marcus Mumford(Singer)
27 Keith Emerson(Musician)
28 Robert Fripp(Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record producer)
29 Imogen Heap(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Record producer)
30 Keith Richards(Musician)
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.
31 Tricky(Record producer)
32 Ray Davies(Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
34 Alan Parsons(Composer, Musician, Record producer)
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.
35 John Cale(Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor, Lyricist, Musician, Autobiographer, Model, Film actor, Television actor, Music arranger, Experimental musician, Pianist, Film score composer)
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")
38 Tony Kanal(Musician)
39 Michael Kiwanuka(Singer-songwriter)
40 Trevor Horn(Bassists)
41 Curt Smith(Singer, Songwriter)
42 Vince Clarke(Composer, Songwriter, Record producer)
43 Roy Wood(Singer-Songwriter)
44 John Newman(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for the Track 'Love Me Again')
45 David A. Stewart(Musician)
46 Malcolm McLaren(Singer, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Talent agent, Record producer, Talent manager)
47 Atticus Ross(Musician)
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.