Find out more about the greatest British Composers, including Paul McCartney, Elton John, David Gilmour, Marc Bolan and Dave Gahan
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

Phil CollinsPhil Collins

30 January 1951

David McCallumDavid McCallum

19 September 1933

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel

23 February 1685

Edward ElgarEdward Elgar

02 June 1857

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar

09 June 1981

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten

22 November 1913

Henry PurcellHenry Purcell

10 September 1659

George MichaelGeorge Michael

25 June 1963

Florence WelchFlorence Welch

28 August 1986

Robert PlantRobert Plant

20 August 1948

Andrew Lloyd WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber

22 March 1948

Roger WatersRoger Waters

06 September 1943

Van MorrisonVan Morrison

31 August 1945

Damon AlbarnDamon Albarn

23 March 1968

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin

22 May 1950

Jeff BeckJeff Beck

24 June 1944

David GilmourDavid Gilmour

06 March 1946

Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading

09 December 1950

Rob HalfordRob Halford

25 August 1951

Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz

10 July 1972

Dave GahanDave Gahan

09 May 1962

Terry JonesTerry Jones

01 February 1942

DonovanDonovan

10 May 1946

Pete BurnsPete Burns

05 August 1959

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon

13 May 1985

Tony IommiTony Iommi

19 February 1948

Dhani HarrisonDhani Harrison

01 August 1978

Nick MasonNick Mason

27 January 1944

Jack BruceJack Bruce

14 May 1943

Petula ClarkPetula Clark

15 November 1932

Rick WakemanRick Wakeman

18 May 1949

Ian AndersonIan Anderson

10 August 1947

PJ HarveyPJ Harvey

09 October 1969

Richard ColesRichard Coles

26 March 1962

Noël CowardNoël Coward

16 December 1899

Mike OldfieldMike Oldfield

15 May 1953

Jonny GreenwoodJonny Greenwood

05 November 1971

Manfred MannManfred Mann

21 October 1940

Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor

10 April 1979

Ray DaviesRay Davies

21 June 1944

Jamie CullumJamie Cullum

20 August 1979

Vince ClarkeVince Clarke

03 July 1960

Gustav HolstGustav Holst

21 September 1874

Martin GoreMartin Gore

23 July 1961

Robert FrippRobert Fripp

16 May 1946

Alan ParsonsAlan Parsons

20 December 1948

Jon AndersonJon Anderson

25 October 1944

Bill BaileyBill Bailey

13 January 1964

Evelyn GlennieEvelyn Glennie

19 July 1965

Joe ElliottJoe Elliott

01 August 1959

Bruce WelchBruce Welch

02 November 1941

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher

17 July 1985

Jimmy NailJimmy Nail

16 March 1954

KT TunstallKT Tunstall

23 June 1975

Julian BarrattJulian Barratt

04 May 1968

Max RichterMax Richter

22 March 1966

Robert Del NajaRobert Del Naja

21 January 1965

Jools HollandJools Holland

24 January 1958

GoldieGoldie

19 September 1965

Curt SmithCurt Smith

24 June 1961

William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

Chris de BurghChris de Burgh

15 October 1948

Anthony NewleyAnthony Newley

24 September 1931

Jon LordJon Lord

09 June 1941

Jon MossJon Moss

11 September 1957

Guy GarveyGuy Garvey

06 March 1974

Lee RyanLee Ryan

17 June 1983

Dev HynesDev Hynes

23 December 1985

Alvin LeeAlvin Lee

19 December 1944

Liam HowlettLiam Howlett

21 August 1971

Roy WoodRoy Wood

08 November 1946

Roger WhittakerRoger Whittaker

22 March 1936

Nik KershawNik Kershaw

01 March 1958

K. K. DowningK. K. Downing

27 October 1951

Aynsley DunbarAynsley Dunbar

10 January 1946

Alan WilderAlan Wilder

01 June 1959

Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram

12 August 1969

Harry Gregson-WilliamsHarry Gregson-Williams

13 December 1961