Find out more about the greatest British Composers, including Paul McCartney, Elton John, David Gilmour, Marc Bolan and Dave Gahan
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Andrew Lloyd WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
22 March 1948
Composer

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Aimee OsbourneAimee Osbourne
02 September 1983
Actress
George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel
23 February 1685
Composer

Arthur SullivanArthur Sullivan
13 May 1842
Composer

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981
Composer
Edward ElgarEdward Elgar
02 June 1857
Composer

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten
22 November 1913
Composer, conductor and pianist
Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985
Musician

William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738
Astronomer, Composer

Henry PurcellHenry Purcell
10 September 1659
Composer

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947
Singer

Michael BlakeyMichael Blakey
08 December 1958
Record Producer
Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
30 October 1894
Composer

Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst
21 September 1874
Composer

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942
Actor

Roger WatersRoger Waters
06 September 1943
Composer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist,
David GilmourDavid Gilmour
06 March 1946
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter,

Adnan SamiAdnan Sami
15 August 1971
Singer
Damon AlbarnDamon Albarn
23 March 1968
Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Composer, Songwriter

Amelia WarnerAmelia Warner
04 June 1982
Actress

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
Jeff BeckJeff Beck
24 June 1944
Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist,

Tony IommiTony Iommi
19 February 1948
Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter
Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor, Comedian, Voice actor, Screenwriter,

Dhani HarrisonDhani Harrison
01 August 1978
Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Pianist, Model

Fatboy SlimFatboy Slim
31 July 1963
Disc jockey
Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor
10 April 1979
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Model

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Pete BurnsPete Burns
05 August 1959
Singer, Composer, Singer-songwriter
KT TunstallKT Tunstall
23 June 1975
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Pianist

Richard ColesRichard Coles
26 March 1962
Journalist, Radio personality

Petula ClarkPetula Clark
15 November 1932
Singer

PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
09 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer,
Dave GahanDave Gahan
09 May 1962
Singer, Songwriter
Nick MasonNick Mason
27 January 1944
Drummer

Rob HalfordRob Halford
25 August 1951
Singer, Musician, Composer, Songwriter

Mike OldfieldMike Oldfield
15 May 1953
Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Curt SmithCurt Smith
24 June 1961
Singer, Bassist, Songwriter
Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian

Jack BruceJack Bruce
14 May 1943
Composer, Singer, Jazz musician, Diarist, Pianist,

Rick WakemanRick Wakeman
18 May 1949
Composer, Musician, Keyboardist, Songwriter,

Alan ParsonsAlan Parsons
20 December 1948
Composer, Musician, Record producer

Neil InnesNeil Innes
09 December 1944
Actor
Julian BarrattJulian Barratt
04 May 1968
Actor, Comedian, Composer

Ian AndersonIan Anderson
10 August 1947
Composer, Singer, Guitarist, Flautist, Songwriter
Keith EmersonKeith Emerson
02 November 1944
Musician

Jools HollandJools Holland
24 January 1958
Musician, Composer, Pianist, Bandleader

Robert FrippRobert Fripp
16 May 1946
Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record
Vince ClarkeVince Clarke
03 July 1960
Composer, Songwriter, Record producer

Bill OddieBill Oddie
07 July 1941
Writer
Anthony NewleyAnthony Newley
24 September 1931
Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Composer,

Max RichterMax Richter
22 March 1966
Composer

Manfred MannManfred Mann
21 October 1940
jazz musician, pianist, record producer, composer

Jonny GreenwoodJonny Greenwood
05 November 1971
Guitarist, Banjoist, Composer, Ondist,

Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram
12 August 1969
Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Jon AndersonJon Anderson
25 October 1944
Singer, Composer

Ray DaviesRay Davies
21 June 1944
Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record

Jimmy NailJimmy Nail
16 March 1954
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Autobiographer, Singer,

Martin GoreMartin Gore
23 July 1961
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer, Singer,
Gustav HolstGustav Holst
21 September 1874
Composer

Marianne Jean-BaptisteMarianne Jean-Baptiste
26 April 1967
Actress
Oritsé WilliamsOritsé Williams
27 November 1986
 

Chris de BurghChris de Burgh
15 October 1948
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Dev HynesDev Hynes
23 December 1985
Guitarist, Singer, Record producer, Composer
Joe ElliottJoe Elliott
01 August 1959
Singer, Composer

Robert Del NajaRobert Del Naja
21 January 1965
Musician, Songwriter
Alvin LeeAlvin Lee
19 December 1944
Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer,

Guy GarveyGuy Garvey
06 March 1974
Composer, Radio personality, Singer, Disc jockey,

GoldieGoldie
19 September 1965
Actor, Record producer, Club DJ, Musician,
Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading
09 December 1950
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record

Arnold BaxArnold Bax
08 November 1883
Composer, Poet, Writer, Pianist
Jon LordJon Lord
09 June 1941
Composer, pianist

Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet

Jamie CullumJamie Cullum
20 August 1979
Composer, Pianist, Singer-songwriter, Jazz

Jamie xxJamie xx
28 October 1988
Musician
Liam HowlettLiam Howlett
21 August 1971
Composer, Record producer
Roy WoodRoy Wood
08 November 1946
Oboist, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Roger WhittakerRoger Whittaker
22 March 1936
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Writer, Composer,

Allan HoldsworthAllan Holdsworth
06 August 1946
Musician

AnohniAnohni
24 October 1971
Musician
Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,

Bat for LashesBat for Lashes
25 October 1979
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Aynsley DunbarAynsley Dunbar
10 January 1946
Drummer, Composer

Alan WilderAlan Wilder
01 June 1959
Composer, Songwriter, Record producer

K. K. DowningK. K. Downing
27 October 1951
Composer, Musician, Guitarist
Harry Gregson-WilliamsHarry Gregson-Williams
13 December 1961
Composer, Film score composer

Ian McLaganIan McLagan
12 May 1945
Autobiographer, Composer, Musician, Keyboardist,
Lee RyanLee Ryan
17 June 1983
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Singer,

John BullJohn Bull
1562 AD
Composer
Tom ChaplinTom Chaplin
08 March 1979
Musician
Ewan MacCollEwan MacColl
25 January 1915
Singer, Playwright, Record producer, Composer