Famous British Vocalists

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 1 Robert Palmer

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

 2 Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England, UK

 3 Petula Clark

Petula Clark
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ewell, Surrey, England

Petula Clark is an English singer, composer, and actress. She achieved immense popularity in the USA, for which she is often referred to as the First Lady of the British Invasion. Over the years, Petula Clark has sold over 68 million records worldwide. Some of her best known songs include Downtown, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, and My Love.

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 4 Richard Wright (Musician)

Richard Wright (Musician)
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hatch End, Middlesex, England
Died: September 15, 2008

Richard Wright was an English musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular band ,Pink Floyd, for which he also served as a vocalist and keyboardist. Wright contributed immensely to the success of Pink Floyd and his distinctive keyboard playing was a key component of the music produced by the band.

 5 Bonnie Tyler

Bonnie Tyler
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skewen, Neath, Wales

 6 Mabel

Mabel
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Born to a music producer father, Cameron McVey, and a singer mother, Neneh Cherry, Mabel McVey was destined to make a career in music. The English singer-songwriter debuted on SoundCloud with her track Know Me Better. It is believed she had initially used music as a therapy for her anxiety.

 7 Amelia Warner

Amelia Warner
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Amelia Warner is a British musician and composer. She is best known for her work as a composer in a movie titled Mary Shelley for which she was honored with the Breakthrough Composer of the Year award at the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards in 2018. A former actress, Warner has also appeared in films like Æon Flux.

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 8 Iwan Rheon

Iwan Rheon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales

 9 Anthony Newley

Anthony Newley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 14, 1999

 10 Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England

 11 Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: November 3, 2002

 12 Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clifton, Nottingham, England

Jake Bugg is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. His self-titled debut studio album peaked at number one on the Official Albums Chart in the UK and was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Jake Bugg has also won many prestigious awards like the Silver Clef Award, NME Award, Japan Gold Disc Award, and Q Award.  

 13 Marilyn

Marilyn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 14 Ella Eyre

Ella Eyre
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

 15 Mike Rutherford

Mike Rutherford
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: October 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK

 16 Grace Chatto

Grace Chatto
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

 17 Mark Owen

Mark Owen
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK

 18 Paul Simonon

Paul Simonon
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brixton, London, England, UK

 19 Alan Price

Alan Price
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fatfield, Washington, United Kingdom

 20 Faye Tozer

Faye Tozer
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northampton, England, UK

 21 Tom Chaplin

Tom Chaplin
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Battle, East Sussex, England, UK

 22 Rebecca Pidgeon

Rebecca Pidgeon
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 23 Alvin Stardust

Alvin Stardust
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England
Died: October 23, 2014

 24 Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, England, UK

 25 Scott Hutchison

Scott Hutchison
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK
Died: May 10, 2018

 26 Glenn Tipton

Glenn Tipton
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blackheath, England

 27 Bev Bevan

Bev Bevan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK

 28 Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sheffield, England

 29 Jeremy Spencer

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

 30 Lisa Scott-Lee

Lisa Scott-Lee
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rhyl, North Wales

 31 Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London, England, UK

 32 Kele Okereke

Kele Okereke
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

 33 Alex Kapranos

Alex Kapranos
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Almondsbury Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England

 34 Beth Orton

Beth Orton
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: East Dereham, Norfolk, England

 35 Peter Sarstedt

Peter Sarstedt
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: January 8, 2017

Peter Sarstedt was an English singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He mainly performed pop music with elements inspired by ballads and traditional folk music. He is best known for writing and singing the song Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?, which won an Ivor Novello Award. He was active in the music scene for over 40 years. 

 36 Freddie Garrity

Freddie Garrity
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England
Died: May 19, 2006

 37 Peter Skellern

Peter Skellern
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Pianist
Birthdate: March 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bury, Lancashire, England
Died: February 17, 2017

 38 Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

 39 Ryan Jarman

Ryan Jarman
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wakefield, England

 40 George Rose

George Rose
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bicester, England
Died: May 5, 1988

 41 Tom Chapman

Tom Chapman
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chevreuse, France

 42 Anna Russell

Anna Russell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 2006

 43 Dame Marie Tempest

Dame Marie Tempest
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 15, 1942

 44 Mike Waterson

Mike Waterson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England
Died: June 22, 2011

 45 George Henschel

George Henschel
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 18, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: September 10, 1934

George Henschel started his career as a pianist but later found success as a baritone. Born in Germany, he later acquired a British citizenship and performed as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s first conductor. He was also knighted for his achievements. He was married to soprano Lilian June Bailey.

 46 Wix Wickens

Wix Wickens
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brentwood, England

 47 Beryl Bryden

Beryl Bryden
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: July 14, 1998

Beryl Bryden was a British jazz singer best remembered for her collaboration with Lonnie Donegan and Chris Barber. She is also remembered for her contribution to the popular song Rock Island Line, which helped set off the skiffle movement of the late 1950s.

 48 Francis Pilkington

Francis Pilkington
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1565 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1638 AD