Famous British Vocalists

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 1 

Robert Palmer
4
Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batley, England
Died: September 26, 2003

 2 

Eleanor Tomlinson
4
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England, UK

 3 
Mabel
(Singer-songwriter)

Mabel
4
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.

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 4 
Iwan Rheon
(Actor)

Iwan Rheon
4
Birthdate: May 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales

Best known to audiences as Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones and as Simon Bellamy in Misfits, Iwan Rheon is also an Olivier Award-winning stage actor. A talented singer, too, he was previously the lead vocalist of The Convictions and has also performed with his brother in the single Rhodd.

 5 

Anthony Newley
3
Birthdate: September 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 14, 1999

 6 
Michael Kiwanuka
(Singer-songwriter)

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

 7 
Marilyn
(Singer)

Marilyn
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
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 8 

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

Lonnie Donegan was a British musician and singer-songwriter. He is remembered for his contribution to a genre of folk music called Skiffle which earned him the nickname King of Skiffle. Donegan is credited with influencing British rock and pop musicians of the 1960s. Thanks to his influence on American music, Donegan is considered an important figure in the British invasion.

 9 
Jake Bugg
(Musician)

Jake Bugg
3
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.  

 10 
Mark Owen
(Singer)

Mark Owen
3
Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK

 11 
Mike Rutherford
(Guitarist)

Mike Rutherford
3
Birthdate: October 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK

 12 
Ella Eyre
(Singer-songwriter)

Ella Eyre
3
Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

 13 
Tom Chaplin
(Musician)

Tom Chaplin
3
Birthdate: March 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Battle, East Sussex, England, UK

 14 
Grace Chatto
(Cellist)

Grace Chatto
3
Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

 15 
Paul Simonon
(Musician)

Paul Simonon
3
Birthdate: December 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brixton, London, England, UK

 16 
Faye Tozer
(Singer)

Faye Tozer
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northampton, England, UK

 17 

Rebecca Pidgeon
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 18 
Glenn Tipton
(Musician)

Glenn Tipton
3
Birthdate: October 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blackheath, England

 19 
Brian Harvey
(Musician)

Brian Harvey
3
Birthdate: August 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London, England, UK

 20 
Tracey Thorn
(Singer)

Tracey Thorn
3
Birthdate: September 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, England, UK

 21 

Scott Hutchison
3
Birthdate: November 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK
Died: May 10, 2018

 22 
Bev Bevan
(Musician)

Bev Bevan
3
Birthdate: November 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK

 23 
Richard Hawley
(Singer-songwriter)

Richard Hawley
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sheffield, England

 24 

Alvin Stardust
3
Birthdate: September 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England
Died: October 23, 2014

 25 
Jeremy Spencer
(Musician)

Jeremy Spencer
3
Birthdate: July 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartlepool, County Durham, England

 26 
Kele Okereke
(Musician)

Kele Okereke
2
Birthdate: October 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

 27 
Beth Orton
(Singer-songwriter)

Beth Orton
2
Birthdate: December 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: East Dereham, Norfolk, England

 28 
Alex Kapranos
(Musician)

Alex Kapranos
2
Birthdate: March 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Almondsbury Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England

 29 
Boz Burrell
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Boz Burrell
2
Birthdate: August 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England
Died: September 21, 2006

 30 

Peter Sarstedt
2
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. 

 31 
Roger Chapman
(Rock Singer Best Known as a Member of the Progressive Rock Band 'Family')

Roger Chapman
2
Birthdate: April 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leicester, England

 32 

Freddie Garrity
2
Birthdate: November 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England
Died: May 19, 2006

 33 
Peter Skellern
(Singer-songwriter, Pianist)

Peter Skellern
0
Birthdate: March 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bury, Lancashire, England
Died: February 17, 2017

 34 
Ryan Jarman
(Singer)

Ryan Jarman
2
Birthdate: October 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wakefield, England

 35 
Patrick Wolf
(Singer-songwriter)

Patrick Wolf
2
Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

 36 

George Rose
2
Birthdate: February 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bicester, England
Died: May 5, 1988

 37 
Tom Chapman
(Musician)

Tom Chapman
2
Birthdate: May 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chevreuse, France

 38 
Anna Russell
(Singer)

Anna Russell
1
Birthdate: December 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 2006

 39 

Dame Marie Tempest
0
Birthdate: July 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 15, 1942

 40 
Mike Waterson
(Musician)

Mike Waterson
0
Birthdate: January 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England
Died: June 22, 2011

 41 
George Henschel
(Musician)

George Henschel
0
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.

 42 
Wix Wickens
(Composer)

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

 43 
Beryl Bryden
(Singer)

Beryl Bryden
0
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.

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Francis Pilkington
0
Birthdate: 1565 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1638 AD