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
Drummer

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
 

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948
Singer-songwriter

Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942
Founder of the Rolling Stones

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946
Singer-songwriter
Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944
Musician

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948
Musician

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Jamie Campbell BowerJamie Campbell Bower
22 November 1988
Actor

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist
James RightonJames Righton
25 August 1983
Musician

Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960
Musician

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
Musician
Oliver SykesOliver Sykes
20 November 1986
Musician

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961
Musician

Rex Orange CountyRex Orange County
04 May 1998
Recording Artist

Winston MarshallWinston Marshall
20 December 1987
Musician
Matthew BellamyMatthew Bellamy
09 June 1978
Musician

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985
Musician
Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
27 February 1957
Guitarist

Danny WorsnopDanny Worsnop
04 September 1990
Musician

Matthew HealyMatthew Healy
08 April 1989
Musical Performer

Declan McKennaDeclan McKenna
24 December 1998
Singer
Max GeorgeMax George
06 September 1988
Singer-songwriter
James BayJames Bay
04 September 1990
Singer-songwriter

Ben BruceBen Bruce
31 October 1988
Musician

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

SlashSlash
23 July 1965
Musician
Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Musician

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Andy FowlerAndy Fowler
16 February 1994
Singer

Blake RichardsonBlake Richardson
02 October 1999
Singer, Guitarist

Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946
Musician & Songwriter

Bradley SimpsonBradley Simpson
28 July 1995
Singer
James McVeyJames McVey
30 April 1994
Guitarist

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
03 April 1949
Musician, Singer-Songwriter
George SmithGeorge Smith
09 March 1999
Pop–rock Singer, Instrumentalist

Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse
14 September 1983
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Jazz musician,

Melanie CMelanie C
12 January 1974
Singer-songwriter
Mark KnopflerMark Knopfler
12 August 1949
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer,

Laurence FoxLaurence Fox
26 May 1978
Actor
Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

Roger WatersRoger Waters
06 September 1943
Composer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist,

Damon AlbarnDamon Albarn
23 March 1968
Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Composer, Songwriter

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon
13 May 1985
Actor, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Dhani HarrisonDhani Harrison
01 August 1978
Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Pianist, Model
Jeff BeckJeff Beck
24 June 1944
Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Jazz guitarist,

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Roger DaltreyRoger Daltrey
01 March 1944
Actor, Singer, Film producer, Singer-songwriter,

Gary MooreGary Moore
04 April 1952
Guitarist
PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
09 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer,

Adam AntAdam Ant
03 November 1954
Guitarist, Actor, Singer
Andrew RidgeleyAndrew Ridgeley
26 January 1963
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Ritchie BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
14 April 1945
Guitarist, Songwriter

John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944
Singer-songwriter, Bassist, Guitarist, Hornist
Tony IommiTony Iommi
19 February 1948
Guitarist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter

Shirley MansonShirley Manson
26 August 1966
Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model,
John McVieJohn McVie
26 November 1945
Guitarist

Mike OldfieldMike Oldfield
15 May 1953
Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Dev HynesDev Hynes
23 December 1985
Guitarist, Singer, Record producer, Composer
Robert FrippRobert Fripp
16 May 1946
Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record

Ray DaviesRay Davies
21 June 1944
Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record
Paolo NutiniPaolo Nutini
09 January 1987
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist

Billy BraggBilly Bragg
20 December 1957
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Writer,

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

Jarvis CockerJarvis Cocker
19 September 1963
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
22 December 1967
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist
Ian AndersonIan Anderson
10 August 1947
Composer, Singer, Guitarist, Flautist, Songwriter

Alvin LeeAlvin Lee
19 December 1944
Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer,

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

Rick ParfittRick Parfitt
12 October 1948
Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Greg LakeGreg Lake
10 November 1947
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter

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

Gary KempGary Kemp
16 October 1959
Actor, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter

Vivian CampbellVivian Campbell
25 August 1962
Guitarist, Association football player

Steve MarriottSteve Marriott
30 January 1947
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Record
Nick LoweNick Lowe
24 March 1949
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer,

Bernard SumnerBernard Sumner
04 January 1956
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Singer
Phil CollenPhil Collen
08 December 1957
Guitarist

Karen ElsonKaren Elson
14 January 1979
Model, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer

Corinne Bailey RaeCorinne Bailey Rae
26 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Jazz
Martin GoreMartin Gore
23 July 1961
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer, Singer,

Geezer ButlerGeezer Butler
17 July 1949
Bassist, Guitarist
Dave MasonDave Mason
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist

Mollie KingMollie King
04 June 1987
Singer, Guitarist, Model

Paul CarrackPaul Carrack
22 April 1951
Singer

Robin TrowerRobin Trower
09 March 1945
Guitarist
Chris SquireChris Squire
04 March 1948
Bassist, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Film score

Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson
09 February 1960
Singer, Writer, Artist, Guitarist, Painter
James BourneJames Bourne
13 September 1983
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist

Steve HackettSteve Hackett
12 February 1950
Guitarist, Songwriter
Davey JohnstoneDavey Johnstone
06 May 1951
Singer, Banjoist, Mandolinist, Guitarist,

Roy WoodRoy Wood
08 November 1946
Oboist, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
Amy MacdonaldAmy Macdonald
25 August 1987
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist