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

24 November 1991

Stone Town

Virgo

David BowieDavid Bowie

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

Capricorn

Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

Aries

John LennonJohn Lennon

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

Libra

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

Walton, Liverpool

Gemini

Rita OraRita Ora

26 November 1990

Pristina

Sagittarius

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

29 November 2001

Pisces

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Aries

Ringo StarrRingo Starr

07 July 1940

Dingle, Liverpool, England

Cancer

Mick JaggerMick Jagger

26 July 1943

Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Leo

Liam PayneLiam Payne

29 August 1993

Wolverhampton

Virgo

Phil CollinsPhil Collins

30 January 1951

Chiswick, London, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Rod StewartRod Stewart

10 January 1945

Highgate

Capricorn

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

Pisces

Cat StevensCat Stevens

21 July 1948

Marylebone

Cancer

Billy IdolBilly Idol

30 November 1955

Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK

Sagittarius

Shane MacGowanShane MacGowan

25 December 1957

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Capricorn

Jimmy PageJimmy Page

09 January 1944

Heston

Capricorn

Mel BMel B

29 May 1975

Harehills, West Yorkshire, England

Gemini

Keith RichardsKeith Richards

18 December 1943

Sagittarius

Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale

30 October 1965

London, England, United Kingdom

Scorpio

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

Hampton, London

Cancer

Charli XCXCharli XCX

02 August 1992

Cambridge, England

Leo

Bruce DickinsonBruce Dickinson

07 August 1958

Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

Leo

Julian LennonJulian Lennon

08 April 1963

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Aries

Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding

30 December 1986

Hereford, England

Capricorn

John BonhamJohn Bonham

31 May 1948

25 September 1980

Redditch, England, UK

Gemini

Joe CockerJoe Cocker

20 May 1944

22 December 2014

Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK

Taurus

Brian JonesBrian Jones

28 February 1942

03 July 1969

Cheltenham

Pisces

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello

25 August 1954

Paddington, London, England

Virgo

Brian EnoBrian Eno

15 May 1948

Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, UK

Taurus

Olly MursOlly Murs

14 May 1984

Witham, Essex, England

Taurus

Keith MoonKeith Moon

23 August 1946

07 September 1978

Harlesden

Leo

Thom YorkeThom Yorke

07 October 1968

Wellingborough

Libra

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel

23 February 1685

14 April 1759

Halle, Germany

Pisces

Conor MaynardConor Maynard

21 November 1992

Brighton, United Kingdom

Scorpio

Pete TownshendPete Townshend

19 May 1945

Chiswick

Taurus

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood

01 June 1947

Hillingdon, Middlesex, England

Gemini

Pixie LottPixie Lott

12 January 1991

Bromley, London, England

Capricorn

Joss StoneJoss Stone

11 April 1987

Dover, Kent, England, UK

Aries

Adam ClaytonAdam Clayton

13 March 1960

Chinnor

Pisces

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal

22 August 1962

Hampshire, England

Leo

Pete BestPete Best

24 November 1941

Chennai

Sagittarius

Eric IdleEric Idle

29 March 1943

South Shields

Aries

Bill WymanBill Wyman

24 October 1936

Lewisham

Scorpio

Paul WellerPaul Weller

25 May 1958

Sheerwater

Gemini

George MartinGeorge Martin

03 January 1926

08 March 2016

Highbury, London, England

Capricorn

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar

09 June 1981

London, England, U.K

Gemini

Mick TaylorMick Taylor

17 January 1949

Welwyn Garden City, England

Capricorn

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts

02 June 1941

Kingsbury, London, England

Gemini

Oliver SykesOliver Sykes

20 November 1986

Ashford, United Kingdom

Scorpio

Matthew BellamyMatthew Bellamy

09 June 1978

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Gemini

Edward ElgarEdward Elgar

02 June 1857

23 February 1934

Broadheath

Gemini

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Williams

12 October 1872

26 August 1958

Down Ampney

Libra

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten

22 November 1913

04 December 1976

Lowestoft

Scorpio

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

22 November 1993

Harpurhey, Manchester, England

Pisces

Peter HookPeter Hook

13 February 1956

Salford, Greater Manchester

Aquarius

Henry PurcellHenry Purcell

10 September 1659

21 November 1695

Westminster

Virgo

Sam Smith Sam Smith

19 May 1992

London, England, UK

Taurus

Vanessa-MaeVanessa-Mae

27 October 1978

Singapore

Scorpio

Thomas TallisThomas Tallis

30 January 1505

23 November 1585

Kent

Aquarius

Adrian SmithAdrian Smith

27 February 1957

Hackney, east London, England

Pisces

Nick HornbyNick Hornby

17 April 1957

Redhill

Aries

William ByrdWilliam Byrd

1543 AD

04 July 1623

Lincoln

Nicky HopkinsNicky Hopkins

24 February 1944

06 September 1994

Perivale, Middlesex, England

Pisces

Arthur SullivanArthur Sullivan

13 May 1842

22 November 1900

Lambeth, London

Taurus

Chantal KreviazukChantal Kreviazuk

18 May 1974

Holne, Devon, England

Taurus

John DowlandJohn Dowland

1563 AD

20 February 1626

London

Frederick DeliusFrederick Delius

29 January 1862

10 June 1934

Bradford

Aquarius

Matthew HealyMatthew Healy

08 April 1989

London, United Kingdom

Aries

Alex DayAlex Day

08 April 1989

Hornchurch, London Borough of Havering

Aries

William WaltonWilliam Walton

29 March 1902

08 March 1983

Oldham, Lancashire

Aries

Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse

14 September 1983

23 July 2011

Southgate, London,, England, UK

Virgo

Michael TippettMichael Tippett

02 January 1905

08 January 1998

London

Capricorn

Robert SmithRobert Smith

21 April 1959

Blackpool

Taurus

Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock

04 October 1991

High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Libra

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

William MasonWilliam Mason

12 February 1724

07 April 1797

Hull

Aquarius

Joan Chandos BaezJoan Chandos Baez

09 January 1941

Staten Island

Capricorn

Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore von Holst

21 September 1874

25 May 1934

Cheltenham

Virgo

John FarmerJohn Farmer

1570 AD

1601 AD

England

Richard Wright (Musician)Richard Wright (Musician)

28 July 1943

15 September 2008

Hatch End, Middlesex, England

Leo

John EllaJohn Ella

19 December 1802

02 October 1888

Thirsk

Sagittarius

Andy FowlerAndy Fowler

16 February 1994

Stockport, England

Aquarius

George MichaelGeorge Michael

25 June 1963

25 December 2016

East Finchley

Cancer

Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

London Borough of Hackney

Virgo

Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse

14 September 1983

23 July 2011

Southgate

Virgo

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher

29 May 1967

Longsight

Gemini

Chelsea ManningChelsea Manning

17 December 1987

Crescent

Sagittarius

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany

27 May 1971

Shepherd's Bush

Gemini

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John

26 September 1948

Cambridge

Libra

MorrisseyMorrissey

22 May 1959

Manchester

Gemini

Robert PlantRobert Plant

20 August 1948

West Bromwich

Leo

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson

05 October 1947

Dunston

Libra

Kirsty MacCollKirsty MacColl

10 October 1959

18 December 2000

Croydon

Libra

Sid ViciousSid Vicious

10 May 1957

02 February 1979

London Borough of Lewisham

Taurus

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