Famous People From England
Strings of nylon or steel bound together on a wooden device when strummed with fingers or a pick create music that is food for the soul! Confused? Well, it’s the music by a guitar that we are talking about! Guitarists are people who are well versed with the technique of playing a guitar. Broadly divided into the category of classical, acoustic, electric and bass guitar, the genre of guitar music has greatly evolved since its emergence. Guitarists have seized quite a sizeable popularity when it comes to music fan following, with their rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical and acoustic forms. While Americans are credited with popularizing guitar music, it were the Brits’ who refashioned the music style to make it edgier, harder, inventive and melodic! Spearheaded by Sir Paul McCartney of The Beatles fame, British guitar players pushed the art form to celestial heights with their inventive technique and powerful play. Laced with soulful renditions, dazzling technique and quality content, British guitarists helped the instrument rise up to monumental standards. Some of Britain’s ace guitar legends include Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, George Harrison, Steve Howe, Angus Young and so on. Check this section and find out more about the life and works of greatest British guitarists. Find out what they have to offer from their musical arsenal!
David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944

23 July 1965
Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942
Founder of the Rolling Stones
Jamie Campbell BowerJamie Campbell Bower
22 November 1988

Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist

James RightonJames Righton
25 August 1983

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter
Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946
Musician & Songwriter

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944

Oliver SykesOliver Sykes
20 November 1986
The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Declan McKennaDeclan McKenna
24 December 1998

Rex Orange CountyRex Orange County
04 May 1998
Recording Artist

Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960
Winston MarshallWinston Marshall
20 December 1987

Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969
James BayJames Bay
04 September 1990

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
03 April 1949
Musician, Singer-Songwriter

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
27 February 1957
Crispian MillsCrispian Mills
18 January 1973

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Danny WorsnopDanny Worsnop
04 September 1990
Ben BruceBen Bruce
31 October 1988

Max GeorgeMax George
06 September 1988

Matthew HealyMatthew Healy
08 April 1989
Musical Performer

Andy FowlerAndy Fowler
16 February 1994
Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948
James McVeyJames McVey
30 April 1994

Blake RichardsonBlake Richardson
02 October 1999
Singer, Guitarist

George SmithGeorge Smith
09 March 1999
Pop–rock Singer, Instrumentalist

Matthew BellamyMatthew Bellamy
09 June 1978
Bradley SimpsonBradley Simpson
28 July 1995

Laurence FoxLaurence Fox
26 May 1978

Andrew RidgeleyAndrew Ridgeley
26 January 1963
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Stevie YoungStevie Young
11 December 1956

Mark KnopflerMark Knopfler
12 August 1949
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer,
Roger WatersRoger Waters
06 September 1943
Composer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist,

Damon AlbarnDamon Albarn
23 March 1968
Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Composer, Songwriter
Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
31 January 1987

John McVieJohn McVie
26 November 1945

Fatboy SlimFatboy Slim
31 July 1963
Disc jockey
Jeff BeckJeff Beck
24 June 1944
Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist,

PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
09 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer,
Tony IommiTony Iommi
19 February 1948
Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter

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

Greg LakeGreg Lake
10 November 1947
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter

Gary MooreGary Moore
04 April 1952

10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
Ritchie BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
14 April 1945
Guitarist, Songwriter

Jarvis CockerJarvis Cocker
19 September 1963
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer

Mike OldfieldMike Oldfield
15 May 1953
Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Michael KiwanukaMichael Kiwanuka
03 May 1987
Roy WoodRoy Wood
08 November 1946
Oboist, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Amy MacdonaldAmy Macdonald
25 August 1987
Robert FrippRobert Fripp
16 May 1946
Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record

Adam AntAdam Ant
03 November 1954
Guitarist, Actor, Singer

James McCartneyJames McCartney
09 December 1977
Ken HensleyKen Hensley
24 August 1945
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Pianist

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record
Gary KempGary Kemp
16 October 1959
Actor, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter

Damon HillDamon Hill
17 September 1960
Formula One driver, Businessperson, Guitarist

Karen ElsonKaren Elson
14 January 1979
Model, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Ian AndersonIan Anderson
10 August 1947
Composer, Singer, Guitarist, Flautist, Songwriter

Jason OrangeJason Orange
10 July 1970
Mollie KingMollie King
04 June 1987
Singer, Guitarist, Model

Steve GibbSteve Gibb
01 December 1973

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

Martin GoreMartin Gore
23 July 1961
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer, Singer,
Midge UreMidge Ure
10 October 1953
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Singer
Dev HynesDev Hynes
23 December 1985
Guitarist, Singer, Record producer, Composer

Shirley MansonShirley Manson
26 August 1966
Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model,

Steve MarriottSteve Marriott
30 January 1947

Corinne Bailey RaeCorinne Bailey Rae
26 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Jazz
Jonny GreenwoodJonny Greenwood
05 November 1971
Guitarist, Banjoist, Composer, Ondist,

Justin HawkinsJustin Hawkins
17 March 1975
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Paolo NutiniPaolo Nutini
09 January 1987
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist

Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading
09 December 1950
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record

Neil TennantNeil Tennant
10 July 1954
Geezer ButlerGeezer Butler
17 July 1949

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
22 December 1967
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist
Denny LaineDenny Laine
29 October 1944

Peter NoonePeter Noone
05 November 1947
Bernard SumnerBernard Sumner
04 January 1956
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Singer
Andy SummersAndy Summers
31 December 1942