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
Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940

Cat StevensCat Stevens
21 July 1948

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
06 January 1946

Jimmy PageJimmy Page
09 January 1944
Brian JonesBrian Jones
28 February 1942
Founder of the Rolling Stones

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood
12 May 1948
Jamie Campbell BowerJamie Campbell Bower
22 November 1988

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Joe StrummerJoe Strummer
21 August 1952
Singer, Guitarist

James RightonJames Righton
25 August 1983

Rex Orange CountyRex Orange County
04 May 1998
Recording Artist

Oliver SykesOliver Sykes
20 November 1986

Mick TaylorMick Taylor
17 January 1949
The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961

Paul WellerPaul Weller
25 May 1958
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Steve ClarkSteve Clark
23 April 1960

Winston MarshallWinston Marshall
20 December 1987
Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985

Matthew BellamyMatthew Bellamy
09 June 1978
Danny WorsnopDanny Worsnop
04 September 1990

Declan McKennaDeclan McKenna
24 December 1998

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
27 February 1957
Matthew HealyMatthew Healy
08 April 1989
Musical Performer

Max GeorgeMax George
06 September 1988
James BayJames Bay
04 September 1990

Ben BruceBen Bruce
31 October 1988

Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
23 July 1965

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Andy FowlerAndy Fowler
16 February 1994
Blake RichardsonBlake Richardson
02 October 1999
Singer, Guitarist

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

Peter GreenPeter Green
29 October 1946
Musician & Songwriter

Bradley SimpsonBradley Simpson
28 July 1995
Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
03 April 1949
Musician, Singer-Songwriter
James McVeyJames McVey
30 April 1994

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

Laurence FoxLaurence Fox
26 May 1978

Roger WatersRoger Waters
06 September 1943
Composer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist,
Melanie CMelanie C
12 January 1974

Mark KnopflerMark Knopfler
12 August 1949
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer,

Justin HawkinsJustin Hawkins
17 March 1975
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Danny KirwanDanny Kirwan
13 May 1950
Guitarist, Songwriter

Damon AlbarnDamon Albarn
23 March 1968
Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Composer, Songwriter
Michael KiwanukaMichael Kiwanuka
03 May 1987

Neil InnesNeil Innes
09 December 1944
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
Dhani HarrisonDhani Harrison
01 August 1978
Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Pianist, Model

Fatboy SlimFatboy Slim
31 July 1963
Disc jockey
04 January 1989

Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
31 January 1987

Gary MooreGary Moore
04 April 1952

Ritchie BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
14 April 1945
Guitarist, Songwriter

Roger DaltreyRoger Daltrey
01 March 1944
Actor, Singer, Film producer, Singer-songwriter,
PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
09 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer,

James FoxJames Fox
06 April 1976

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

John EntwistleJohn Entwistle
09 October 1944
Singer-songwriter, Bassist, Guitarist, Hornist
Andrew RidgeleyAndrew Ridgeley
26 January 1963
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Neil TennantNeil Tennant
10 July 1954
Adam AntAdam Ant
03 November 1954
Guitarist, Actor, Singer

Mike OldfieldMike Oldfield
15 May 1953
Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards
22 December 1967
Guitarist, Songwriter, Lyricist
Paolo NutiniPaolo Nutini
09 January 1987
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist

Jarvis CockerJarvis Cocker
19 September 1963
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Ian AndersonIan Anderson
10 August 1947
Composer, Singer, Guitarist, Flautist, Songwriter

Steve MarriottSteve Marriott
30 January 1947

Robert FrippRobert Fripp
16 May 1946
Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record
John MartynJohn Martyn
11 September 1948

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

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

Steve HackettSteve Hackett
12 February 1950
Guitarist, Songwriter

Robin TrowerRobin Trower
09 March 1945
Jonny GreenwoodJonny Greenwood
05 November 1971
Guitarist, Banjoist, Composer, Ondist,
Andy SummersAndy Summers
31 December 1942

Paul CarrackPaul Carrack
22 April 1951

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

Greg LakeGreg Lake
10 November 1947
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter
Geezer ButlerGeezer Butler
17 July 1949

James McCartneyJames McCartney
09 December 1977

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

Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson
09 February 1960
Singer, Writer, Artist, Guitarist, Painter

Martin GoreMartin Gore
23 July 1961
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer, Singer,
Lonnie DoneganLonnie Donegan
29 April 1931

Kate NashKate Nash
06 July 1987
Billy BraggBilly Bragg
20 December 1957
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Writer,

Gary KempGary Kemp
16 October 1959
Actor, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter
Bernard SumnerBernard Sumner
04 January 1956
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Singer
Nick LoweNick Lowe
24 March 1949
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer,