List of famous British guitarists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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

10 January 2016

Brixton

Capricorn

Ringo StarrRingo Starr

07 July 1940

Dingle, Liverpool, England

Cancer

Keith RichardsKeith Richards

18 December 1943

Sagittarius

Jimmy PageJimmy Page

09 January 1944

Heston

Capricorn

Cat StevensCat Stevens

21 July 1948

Marylebone

Cancer

Brian JonesBrian Jones

28 February 1942

03 July 1969

Cheltenham

Pisces

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood

12 May 1948

Handsworth, West Midlands

Taurus

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood

01 June 1947

Hillingdon, Middlesex, England

Gemini

Jamie Campbell BowerJamie Campbell Bower

22 November 1988

London

Scorpio

Pete TownshendPete Townshend

19 May 1945

Chiswick

Taurus

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer

21 August 1952

22 December 2002

Ankara, Turkey

Leo

Paul WellerPaul Weller

25 May 1958

Sheerwater

Gemini

Mick TaylorMick Taylor

17 January 1949

Welwyn Garden City, England

Capricorn

Oliver SykesOliver Sykes

20 November 1986

Ashford, United Kingdom

Scorpio

Matthew BellamyMatthew Bellamy

09 June 1978

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Gemini

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith

27 February 1957

Hackney, east London, England

Pisces

Matthew HealyMatthew Healy

08 April 1989

London, United Kingdom

Aries

Andy FowlerAndy Fowler

16 February 1994

Stockport, England

Aquarius

Robert SmithRobert Smith

21 April 1959

Blackpool

Taurus

Bradley SimpsonBradley Simpson

28 July 1995

Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England

Leo

Peter GreenPeter Green

29 October 1946

Bethnal Green, London

Scorpio

James McVeyJames McVey

30 April 1994

Chester, England

Taurus

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson

03 April 1949

Notting Hill Gate, London, England

Aries

Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse

14 September 1983

23 July 2011

Southgate

Virgo

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany

27 May 1971

Shepherd's Bush

Gemini

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett

06 January 1946

07 July 2006

Cambridge

Capricorn

Damon AlbarnDamon Albarn

23 March 1968

Whitechapel

Aries

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher

29 May 1967

Longsight

Gemini

Roger WatersRoger Waters

06 September 1943

Great Bookham

Virgo

Van MorrisonVan Morrison

31 August 1945

Belfast

Virgo

Jeff LynneJeff Lynne

30 December 1947

Shard End

Capricorn

Mark KnopflerMark Knopfler

12 August 1949

Glasgow

Leo

Dhani HarrisonDhani Harrison

01 August 1978

Windsor

Leo

Jeff BeckJeff Beck

24 June 1944

England

Cancer

John DeaconJohn Deacon

19 August 1951

Oadby

Leo

DonovanDonovan

10 May 1946

Glasgow

Taurus

Roger DaltreyRoger Daltrey

01 March 1944

Hammersmith

Pisces

The EdgeThe Edge

08 August 1961

Barking

Leo

Tony IommiTony Iommi

19 February 1948

Handsworth

Aquarius

Ritchie BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore

14 April 1945

Weston-super-Mare

Aries

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon

13 May 1985

Carmarthen

Taurus

PJ HarveyPJ Harvey

09 October 1969

Bridport

Libra

Mike OldfieldMike Oldfield

15 May 1953

Reading

Taurus

Florence WelchFlorence Welch

28 August 1986

London

Virgo

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr

31 October 1963

Manchester

Scorpio

Steve MarriottSteve Marriott

30 January 1947

20 April 1991

Manor Park

Aquarius

Adam AntAdam Ant

03 November 1954

Marylebone

Scorpio

John EntwistleJohn Entwistle

09 October 1944

27 June 2002

Chiswick

Libra

Glenn TiptonGlenn Tipton

25 October 1947

Blackheath, England

Scorpio

Shirley MansonShirley Manson

26 August 1966

Edinburgh

Virgo

Andrew RidgeleyAndrew Ridgeley

26 January 1963

Windlesham

Aquarius

Ian AndersonIan Anderson

10 August 1947

Dunfermline

Leo

Jim RodfordJim Rodford

07 July 1941

St Albans

Cancer

Albert LeeAlbert Lee

21 December 1943

Leominster

Sagittarius

John McVieJohn McVie

26 November 1945

Ealing

Sagittarius

Ray DaviesRay Davies

21 June 1944

Fortis Green

Gemini

Richey EdwardsRichey Edwards

22 December 1967

23 November 2008

Caerphilly County Borough

Sagittarius

Robert FrippRobert Fripp

16 May 1946

Wimborne Minster

Taurus

Gary KempGary Kemp

16 October 1959

England

Libra

Martin GoreMartin Gore

23 July 1961

London

Cancer

Robin TrowerRobin Trower

09 March 1945

Catford

Pisces

Paolo NutiniPaolo Nutini

09 January 1987

Paisley

Capricorn

Jake BuggJake Bugg

28 February 1994

Clifton, Nottingham

Pisces

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher

17 July 1985

London Borough of Harrow

Cancer

Jarvis CockerJarvis Cocker

19 September 1963

Sheffield

Virgo

Midge UreMidge Ure

10 October 1953

Cambuslang

Libra

Dave DaviesDave Davies

03 February 1947

Muswell Hill

Aquarius

Karen ElsonKaren Elson

14 January 1979

Oldham

Capricorn

Greg LakeGreg Lake

10 November 1947

07 December 2016

Parkstone

Scorpio

Geezer ButlerGeezer Butler

17 July 1949

Birmingham

Cancer

Laura MarlingLaura Marling

01 February 1990

England

Aquarius

K. K. DowningK. K. Downing

27 October 1951

West Bromwich

Scorpio

Dave MasonDave Mason

10 May 1946

Worcester

Taurus

Chris SquireChris Squire

04 March 1948

28 June 2015

London

Pisces

Ali CampbellAli Campbell

15 February 1959

Birmingham

Aquarius

Corinne Bailey RaeCorinne Bailey Rae

26 February 1979

Leeds

Pisces

Phil CollenPhil Collen

08 December 1957

Hackney Central

Sagittarius

Vivian CampbellVivian Campbell

25 August 1962

Belfast

Virgo

Steve HackettSteve Hackett

12 February 1950

London

Aquarius

Alvin LeeAlvin Lee

19 December 1944

06 March 2013

Nottingham

Sagittarius

Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading

09 December 1950

Basseterre

Sagittarius