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

Britain has a rich and varied musical history ranging from Church music to folk music to instrumentation. Classical music, one of the earliest forms of music in British history, was dominated by likes of composers such as Arthur Sullivan, Gustav Holst, Edward Elgar, Hubert Parry, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten in the early 20th century. The nation is also known for its legacy in folk music which was revived in the mid-20th century, keeping folk music an important sub-culture within society. British music has been influenced by the musical traditions of other European countries as well as by the distinct traditions brought by immigrants from countries like Jamaica and India. In the contemporary era, many forms of popular music, including folk music, jazz, rapping/hip hop, pop and rock music, have flourished in Britain. In fact the nation produced the band, The Beatles, with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr who took the musical world by storm and went on to become the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and George Ezra are popular in the contemporary era. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous British musicians.
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury

05 September 1946

Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

David BowieDavid Bowie

08 January 1947

John LennonJohn Lennon

09 October 1940

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Mick JaggerMick Jagger

26 July 1943

Rita OraRita Ora

26 November 1990

Ringo StarrRingo Starr

07 July 1940

Phil CollinsPhil Collins

30 January 1951

Liam PayneLiam Payne

29 August 1993

Mel BMel B

29 May 1975

Rod StewartRod Stewart

10 January 1945

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett

06 January 1946

Keith MoonKeith Moon

23 August 1946

Keith RichardsKeith Richards

18 December 1943

Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile

31 October 1926

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

Jimmy PageJimmy Page

09 January 1944

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

Cat StevensCat Stevens

21 July 1948

Sid ViciousSid Vicious

10 May 1957

David McCallumDavid McCallum

19 September 1933

Brian JonesBrian Jones

28 February 1942

John BonhamJohn Bonham

31 May 1948

Charli XCXCharli XCX

02 August 1992

Billy IdolBilly Idol

30 November 1955

Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding

30 December 1986

Julian LennonJulian Lennon

08 April 1963

Brian EnoBrian Eno

15 May 1948

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

Pete TownshendPete Townshend

19 May 1945

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson

05 October 1947

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale

30 October 1965

Joe CockerJoe Cocker

20 May 1944

Jeff LynneJeff Lynne

30 December 1947

Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood

12 May 1948

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood

01 June 1947

Mark RonsonMark Ronson

04 September 1975

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello

25 August 1954

Thom YorkeThom Yorke

07 October 1968

Eric IdleEric Idle

29 March 1943

Joss StoneJoss Stone

11 April 1987

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel

23 February 1685

Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson

07 August 1958

Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull

29 December 1946

Joe StrummerJoe Strummer

21 August 1952

Jamie Campbell BowerJamie Campbell Bower

22 November 1988

Bill WymanBill Wyman

24 October 1936

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts

02 June 1941

Olly MursOlly Murs

14 May 1984

Matthew BellamyMatthew Bellamy

09 June 1978

Pete BestPete Best

24 November 1941

Mick TaylorMick Taylor

17 January 1949

Paul WellerPaul Weller

25 May 1958

George MartinGeorge Martin

03 January 1926

Louisa JohnsonLouisa Johnson

31 December 1998

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar

09 June 1981

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan

25 December 1957

Oliver SykesOliver Sykes

20 November 1986

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal

22 August 1962

Edward ElgarEdward Elgar

02 June 1857

Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton

13 March 1960

Peter HookPeter Hook

13 February 1956

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten

22 November 1913

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams

12 October 1872

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

SealSeal

19 February 1963

Pixie LottPixie Lott

12 January 1991

Tinie TempahTinie Tempah

07 November 1988

Conor MaynardConor Maynard

21 November 1992

Henry PurcellHenry Purcell

10 September 1659

Thomas TallisThomas Tallis

30 January 1505

Danny WorsnopDanny Worsnop

04 September 1990

Carrie Hope FletcherCarrie Hope Fletcher

22 October 1992

Nick HornbyNick Hornby

17 April 1957

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith

27 February 1957

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae

27 October 1978

Sam Smith Sam Smith

19 May 1992