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
Singer
Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Musician

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
Musician

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944
Musician

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter
Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942
Founder of the Rolling Stones

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist
Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948
Musician

James RightonJames Righton
25 August 1983
Musician
Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Winston MarshallWinston Marshall
20 December 1987
Musician

Jamie Campbell BowerJamie Campbell Bower
22 November 1988
Actor

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944
Guitarist
Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician

The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961
Musician

Oliver SykesOliver Sykes
20 November 1986
Musician

Declan McKennaDeclan McKenna
24 December 1998
Singer
Rex Orange CountyRex Orange County
04 May 1998
Recording Artist

Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960
Musician
Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985
Musician

Justine FrischmannJustine Frischmann
16 September 1969
Musician

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

Max GeorgeMax George
06 September 1988
Singer-songwriter
Danny WorsnopDanny Worsnop
04 September 1990
Musician

James BayJames Bay
04 September 1990
Singer-songwriter

Ben BruceBen Bruce
31 October 1988
Musician
Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946
Musician & Songwriter

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Matthew HealyMatthew Healy
08 April 1989
Musical Performer
SlashSlash
23 July 1965
Musician

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Musician

Matthew BellamyMatthew Bellamy
09 June 1978
Musician
George SmithGeorge Smith
09 March 1999
Pop–rock Singer, Instrumentalist
Blake RichardsonBlake Richardson
02 October 1999
Singer, Guitarist

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
03 April 1949
Musician, Singer-Songwriter

James McVeyJames McVey
30 April 1994
Guitarist

Bradley SimpsonBradley Simpson
28 July 1995
Singer
Andy FowlerAndy Fowler
16 February 1994
Singer

Laurence FoxLaurence Fox
26 May 1978
Actor

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
Melanie CMelanie C
12 January 1974
Singer-songwriter

Jeff BeckJeff Beck
24 June 1944
Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist,
PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
09 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer,

Shaun RyderShaun Ryder
23 August 1962
Singer

Fatboy SlimFatboy Slim
31 July 1963
Disc jockey
DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Steve PriestSteve Priest
23 February 1948
Guitarist, Composer
Gary MooreGary Moore
04 April 1952
Guitarist

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

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

Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
31 January 1987
Singer

Ritchie BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
14 April 1945
Guitarist, Songwriter
Gary KempGary Kemp
16 October 1959
Actor, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter

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

John McVieJohn McVie
26 November 1945
Guitarist

Tony IommiTony Iommi
19 February 1948
Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter
Robert FrippRobert Fripp
16 May 1946
Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record

Michael KiwanukaMichael Kiwanuka
03 May 1987
Singer-songwriter
Adam AntAdam Ant
03 November 1954
Guitarist, Actor, Singer

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

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
23 August 1989
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Songwriter,
Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

James FoxJames Fox
06 April 1976
Singer
Shirley MansonShirley Manson
26 August 1966
Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model,

Mike OldfieldMike Oldfield
15 May 1953
Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

John MartynJohn Martyn
11 September 1948
Singer
Julian BreamJulian Bream
15 July 1933
Guitarist, Musician, Music educator, Luth player,

Damon HillDamon Hill
17 September 1960
Formula One driver, Businessperson, Guitarist
Ian AndersonIan Anderson
10 August 1947
Composer, Singer, Guitarist, Flautist, Songwriter

Midge UreMidge Ure
10 October 1953
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Singer

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

Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading
09 December 1950
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record
Mollie KingMollie King
04 June 1987
Singer, Guitarist, Model
Laura MarlingLaura Marling
01 February 1990
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer

Neil TennantNeil Tennant
10 July 1954
Musician

Beth OrtonBeth Orton
14 December 1970
Singer-songwriter

Paolo NutiniPaolo Nutini
09 January 1987
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Steve MarriottSteve Marriott
30 January 1947
Musician

Paul CarrackPaul Carrack
22 April 1951
Singer

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

Jeremy SpencerJeremy Spencer
04 July 1948
Musician

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
22 December 1967
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist
Jason OrangeJason Orange
10 July 1970
Singer

James McCartneyJames McCartney
09 December 1977
Musician
LabrinthLabrinth
04 January 1989
Musician

Alex ClareAlex Clare
14 September 1985
Singer
Martin GoreMartin Gore
23 July 1961
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer, Singer,
Robin TrowerRobin Trower
09 March 1945
Guitarist