British Male Pop/Rock Vocals

by lawrenceconwayvulcan | created - 11 Nov 2016 | updated - 16 hours ago | Public

Men who gave voice to British Pop and Rock music

1. Paul McCartney

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," ...

The Beatles, Wings, Solo

2. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

The Beatles, Solo

3. George Harrison

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold Harrison and Louise Harrison.

Like ...

The Beatles, Solo

4. Mick Jagger

Soundtrack | Alfie

Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent on 26th July 1943. When he was 4 he met Keith Richards until they went into secondary schools and lost touch. But one day in 1960 they accidentally met on the Dartford train line and both realized that they had an interest in rock n roll combined ...

The Rolling Stones, Solo

5. Roger Daltrey

Actor | Lisztomania

Roger Daltrey is noted as a founder of the legendary rock band The Who. After leaving London's Acton County Grammar School in 1963, he formed a skiffle band called The Detours, then displayed an early genius by putting together unusual elements into a world-class performance. The unusual elements ...

The Who, Solo

6. Robert Plant

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Prior to Hobbstweedle (a pickup blues band formed to honour a gig at West Midlands College Of Education) Robert was the frontman for The Band of Joy - featuring Percy, John Bonham, Paul Lockey (bass), Chris Brown (keyboards) and Kevyn Gammond (guitar). The BOJ were on verge of making a record deal ...

Led Zeppelin, Solo

7. David Bowie

Soundtrack | Labyrinth

David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...

Solo

8. Elton John

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

Solo

9. Eric Clapton

Soundtrack | Lethal Weapon 3

Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, on March 30, 1945. His real father was a Canadian pilot but he didn't find that out until he was 53. When he was 2 his mother felt she was unable to look after him, so Eric then went to live with his grandparents. When he was 14 he took up the ...

Cream, Solo

10. Cliff Richard

Soundtrack | Grown Ups

Cliff Richard burst onto the rock'n'roll world in 1958 with his hit single Move It. He was then known as Britain's answer to Elvis Presley. His first film was Serious Charge (1959) followed by Expresso Bongo (1959), Wonderful to Be Young! (1961) and Summer Holiday (1963). Wonderful to Be Young! (...

The Shadows, Solo

11. Freddie Mercury

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...

Queen, Solo

12. Steve Winwood

Soundtrack | Masters of the Universe

Steve Winwood was born on May 12, 1948 in Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Stephen Lawrence Winwood. He has been married to Eugenia Crafton since January 18, 1987. They have four children. He was previously married to Nicole Tacot Weir.

Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, Solo

13. Ray Davies

Soundtrack | End of Watch

Ray Davies was born on June 21, 1944 in Fortis Green, which is located in Muswell Hill, north of London, England. He was the seventh of eighth children, and with his younger brother Dave, he was one of the only two boys in his family. In 1963, he joined Dave's band The Ravens on rhythm guitar and ...

The Kinks

14. David Gilmour

Soundtrack | Pink Floyd: The Wall

David Jon Gilmour was born on 6th March, 1946, in Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge. As the lead guitarist of Pink Floyd, he is by many considered one of the most influential guitarists on the rock stage. Right up to "The Dark Side of The Moon", Dave wrote his own songs, but from then up to "The ...

Pink Floyd, Solo

15. Marc Bolan

Soundtrack | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Born on September 30, 1947 in London, England, Mark Bolan was always destined to be a star. Even as a teenager, he was already seeking fame. Well known as a sharp dresser, he was employed by a modeling agency and became a "John Temple Boy", wearing John Temple suits in their catalogs as well as ...

T-Rex

16. Paul Rodgers

Soundtrack | Jerry Maguire

Paul Rodgers was born on December 17, 1949 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England as Paul Bernard Rodgers. He has been married to Cynthia Kereluk since September 24, 2007. He was previously married to Machiko Shimizu.

Free, Bad Company, The Firm

17. John Lydon

Soundtrack | The A-Team

John Joseph Lydon, more popularly known by his former stage name, Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He is best known as the frontman of the British punk band The Sex Pistols, one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music. The band originally lasted from ...

The Sex Pistols, PIL

18. Greg Lake

Soundtrack | Children of Men

Greg Lake was born on November 10, 1947 in Poole, Dorset, England as Gregory Stuart Lake. He was married to Regina Bottcher. He died on December 7, 2016 in London, England.

King Crimson, ELP, Solo

19. Barry Gibb

Soundtrack | Grease

If you were to try and summarize Barry Gibb's forty-five year career in the music industry in a single phrase you would probably come up with something such as "versatile". Barry Gibb continues to remain an important, relevant figure in the music industry due to his willingness to adapt his music, ...

The Bee Gess

20. Maurice Gibb

Soundtrack | Saturday Night Fever

Maurice Gibb was born on December 22, 1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man, UK as Maurice Ernest Gibb. He was married to Yvonne Spencely and Lulu. He died on January 12, 2003 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

The Bee Gees

21. Robin Gibb

Soundtrack | Saturday Night Fever

Robin Gibb was born in 1949 on the Isle of Man, about half an hour before his twin brother Maurice. His parents, Barbara and Hugh, were both musical. Barbara sang and Hugh was a drummer and bandleader. Robin had four siblings - an older sister and brother, Lesley and Barry, twin Maurice and younger...

The Bee Gees

22. Ian Gillan

Soundtrack | Twister

Former vocalist for the Javelins and Episode Six, Ian Gillan joined Deep Purple in 1969. They recorded the legendary albums "Deep Purple In Rock", "Fireball", "Machine Head" and "Who Do We Think We Are", as well as a number of live albums.

He left Deep Purple in 1973 due to differences with guitarist...

Deep Purple, Gillan

23. David Coverdale

Soundtrack | Days of Thunder

David Coverdale was born on September 22, 1951 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England. He has been married to Cindy Barker since April 22, 1997. They have one child. He was previously married to Tawny Kitaen.

Deep Purple, Whitesnake

24. Ozzy Osbourne

Soundtrack | Little Nicky

One of the pioneers of heavy metal and one of its most commercially successful and iconic artists, Ozzy Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England, as John Michael Osbourne. After leaving school and having many odd jobs, he ended up in a band with Geezer Butler. This group then split, leading Ozzy ...

Black Sabbath, Solo

25. Rod Stewart

Soundtrack | Innerspace

Rod Stewart was born on January 10, 1945 in Highgate, London, England as Roderick David Stewart. He has been married to Penny Lancaster since June 16, 2007. They have two children. He was previously married to Rachel Hunter and Alana Stewart.

Faces, Solo

26. Peter Gabriel

Soundtrack | WALL·E

Peter Gabriel was educated at Charterhouse School, Surrey, England. He was the lead singer of leading progressive rock band Genesis from its inception until he left in 1975 for a successful solo career as a singer-songwriter, soundtrack composer and innovator in visual presentation of music, music ...

Genesis, Solo

27. Leo Sayer

Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry

Leo Sayer was born on May 21, 1948 in Sussex, England as Gerard Hugh Sayer. He was previously married to Janice Lisseter.

Solo

28. Bryan Ferry

Actor | Breakfast on Pluto

Son of a coal miner, Bryan Ferry cultivated his musical abilities while studying art at the University of Newcastle. In 1971, Ferry founded Roxy Music with, among others, composer and synthesizer player Brian Eno, who left in 1973. Ferry was Roxy's front man until its demise in 1983, but as Eno was...

Roxy Music, Solo

29. Phil Collins

Soundtrack | Tarzan

Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, to Winifred (Strange), a theatrical agent, Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. He spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" ...

Genesis. Solo

30. Jim Kerr

Soundtrack | The Siege

Jim Kerr was born on July 9, 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was previously married to Patsy Kensit and Chrissie Hynde.

Simple Minds

31. Simon Le Bon

Soundtrack | The Saint

Simon Le Bon was born on October 27, 1958 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England as Simon John Charles Lebon. He has been married to Yasmin Le Bon since December 27, 1985. They have three children.

Duran Duran

32. David Gahan

Soundtrack | Cassidy Way

Dave Gahan is the lead vocalist and co-songwriter for the Alternative Rock and New Wave band Depeche Mode. He was born in North Wealed, Essex, United Kingdom on 9th May 1962. Depeche Mode was formed in 1980 by Vince Clarke, Andrew Fletcher and Martin Gore. They recruited Gahan later that year. ...

Depeche Mode

33. Tony Hadley

Soundtrack | Eddie the Eagle

Tony Hadley was born in Islington on 2nd June 1960. He went to school with his future bandmates Gary Kemp, John Keeble, Steve Norman, Richard Miller and Martin Kemp. In 1978 the Makers where formed. Hadley became the lead singer of that group. When Richard Miller left on bass he was replaced by ...

Spandau Ballet

34. Tom Jones

Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove

Tom Jones was born Thomas Jones Woodward in Pontypridd, South Wales, to a traditional coal-mining family, the son of Freda (Jones) and Thomas Woodward. His father was of English descent and his mother was of Welsh and English ancestry. He began singing at an early age in church and in the school ...

Solo

35. Mark King

Soundtrack | Eye for an Eye

Mark King was born and raised on the Isle of Wight. With drummer Phil Gould, he was a member of Reflex and "M" before forming the jazz-funk instrumental band, Level 42, with Phil, Phil's guitarist brother, Roland Gould, and keyboards player, Mike Lindup. King attracted much attention with his ...

Level 42

36. Joe Elliott

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Joe Elliott was born on August 1, 1959 in Sheffield, England as Joseph Thomas Elliott.

Def Leppard

37. Nik Kershaw

Soundtrack | Source Code

Nik Kershaw was born on March 1, 1958 in Bristol, England as Nicholas David Kershaw. He has been married to Sarah Kershaw since 2009. They have one child. He was previously married to Sheri Kershaw.

Solo

38. Feargal Sharkey

Soundtrack | Insert Name Here

Feargal Sharkey was born on August 13, 1958 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland as Sean Feargal Sharkey.

The Undertones, Solo

39. Andy McCluskey

Soundtrack | Van Wilder

Andy was a founding member of pop group OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) in the late 1970s with fellow vocalist Paul Humphreys. A self-titled debut album appeared in January of 1980 followed closely in September by "Organization," which produced the band's first UK top 10 hit "Enola Gay." ...

OMD

40. Francis Rossi

Soundtrack | The Nines

Francis Rossi was born on May 29, 1949 in London, England as Francis Dominic Nicholas Michael Rossi. He is an actor, known for The Nines (2007), Men in Black 3 (2012) and The Girl Next Door (2004). He has been married to Eileen Rossi since 1992. They have four children. He was previously married to...

Status Quo

41. Howard Jones

Soundtrack | Better Off Dead...

Howard Jones was born on February 23, 1955 in Southampton, Hampshire, England as John Howard Jones.

Solo

42. Adam Ant

Soundtrack | Ant-Man

Adam Ant is best known as a singer. He led Adam and the Ants in the early 1980s. Soon after he began a solo career with hits like "Goody Two Shoes" His most recent solo album was 1995's "Wonderful", which spawned the top 40 US single by the same name. His biggest contribution to music was probably ...

Adam and the Ants, Solo

43. Phil Oakey

Soundtrack | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Born and bred in Sheffield, Phil co-founded the group "The Human League" in 1977. The groups first single "Being Boiled" was released in 1978 (but would have to wait 4 years before hitting the UK singles chart). October 1979 saw the release of their first album, "Reproduction", complete with a ...

The Human League

44. Jon Anderson

Soundtrack | Legend

Jon Anderson first joined a small British band, called The Warriors, in the mid-1960s. Towards the end of the decade, Anderson and bass guitarist Chris Squire formed a progressive rock band called Yes. This band went on to have phenomenal success for 11 years. In 1980, Anderson left Yes due to ...

Yes, ABWH, Solo

45. John Wetton

Soundtrack | The 40 Year Old Virgin

John Wetton was born on June 12, 1949 in Derby, Derbyshire, England as John Kenneth Wetton. He was married to Lisa Nojaim. He died on January 31, 2017 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

King Crimson, Asia

46. Holly Johnson

Soundtrack | Doomsday

Holly Johnson was born on February 9, 1960 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England as William Johnson.

Frankie goes to Hollywood, Solo

47. Martin Fry

Music_department | Music and Lyrics

Martin Fry - along with Mark White

  • is the lead singer of the 1980's New Wave band ABC. During the 80s
Martin and ABC produced five hit albums including 'Beauty Stab'(1983), 'Alphabet City' (1987) and, their biggest hit, 'The Lexicon of Love' (1982) which reached No.1 in the UK. Their highest chart ...

ABC

48. Seal

Soundtrack | Batman Forever

Seal was born on February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London, England as Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel. He was previously married to Heidi Klum.

Solo

49. Chesney Hawkes

Soundtrack | Source Code

Chesney Hawkes born September 22, 1971 in Windsor, Berkshire, England Is the son of Len (Chip) Hawkes, the singer of The Tremeloes (known for their hit "Silence Is Golden") and Carol Hawkes, who was a TV hostess and actress in the UK.

It was in early 1991 when Chesney, then 19, won the lead role in ...

Solo

50. Matt Goss

Soundtrack | Stuart Little

Matt Goss was born on September 29, 1968 in London, England as Matthew Weston Goss.

Bros

51. Damon Albarn

Composer | Ravenous

Damon Albarn was born in Whitechapel Hospital, London. He was the son of Keith (a former luminary of England's late-1960s psychedelic rock scene that yielded Soft Machine and others) and Hazel (a stage designer for Joan Littlewood's theatre company). Arriving in Colchester, Essex in the late '70s, ...

Blur

52. Jarvis Cocker

Soundtrack | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Jarvis Cocker was born on September 19, 1963 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Jarvis Branson Cocker. He was previously married to Camille Bidault-Waddington.

Pulp

53. George Michael

Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II

George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician ...

Wham, Solo

54. Sting

Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove

Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman. He received his name from a striped sweater he wore which looked like a bee...

The Police, Solo

55. Sam Smith

Soundtrack | Spectre

Sam Smith was born on May 19, 1992 in Bishop's Stortford, England as Samuel Frederick Smith.

Solo

56. Paul Weller

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Has 5 children: Daughters Leah, Dylan, and Jesamine, and sons Nathaniel and Stevie. His mother named him John after contracting polio of the throat right after his birth. She was bordering on delirium and blurted out the first name she thought of. She later renamed him Paul, but his name has never ...

The Jam, The Style Council, Solo

57. Bruce Dickinson

Soundtrack | A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

Bruce Dickinson was born on August 7, 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England as Paul Bruce Dickinson. He has been married to Paddy Bowden since 1990. They have three children. He was previously married to Jane.

Iron Maiden

58. Andrew Roachford

Soundtrack | Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Andrew Roachford was born on January 22, 1965 in London, England as Andrew S. R. Roachford.

Roachford

59. Paul Jones

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Paul Jones was born on February 24, 1942 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England as Paul Pond. He is an actor, known for Pirate Radio (2009), The Princess Diaries (2001) and Privilege (1967). He has been married to Fiona Hendley since 1984. He was previously married to Sheila MacLeod.

Manfred Mann, The Blues Band

60. Jack Bruce

Soundtrack | True Lies

Jack Bruce was born on May 14, 1943 in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotland as John Symon Asher Bruce. He was married to Margrit Seyffer and Janet Godfrey. He died on October 25, 2014 in Bures, Suffolk, England.

Cream

61. Justin Hayward

Soundtrack | Stealth

Most famous for his work with the Moody Blues, which he joined in 1966, and his signature song, "Nights in White Satin" from their 1967 album, _Days of Future Passed_. Daughter, Doremi.

The Moody Blues

62. Ian McCulloch

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Ian McCulloch was born on May 5, 1959 in Liverpool, England.

Echo & the Bunnymen

63. Donovan

Soundtrack | Children of Men

Donovan Philips Leitch was born May 10, 1946, in Glasgow, Scotland. Music was always part of his home life, with both traditional Scottish/Irish songs at family and local celebrations, and popular music through radio and live performances. When Donovan was ten his family moved south to England, ...

Solo

64. Shaun Ryder

Soundtrack | Virtuosity

Shaun Ryder was born on August 23, 1962 in Little Hulton, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England. He has been married to Joanne Ryder since March 7, 2010. They have three children.

Happy Mondays, Black Grape

65. Hugh Cornwell

Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry

Hugh Cornwell was born on August 28, 1949 in London, England.

The Stranglers

66. Bernard Sumner

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Bernard Sumner was born on January 4, 1956 in Salford, Manchester, England as Bernard Edward Dicken. He is married to Sarah. He was previously married to Sue.

New Order

67. Paul Carrack

Soundtrack | Invincible

One of Britain's most enduringly successful singer/musicians, Paul Carrack's voice is probably recognized by many who don't know his name. He made quite an impact in several Sheffield bands in the early years but his first hit was "How Long" with the band Ace (number 20 in 1974). Ace recorded three...

Ace, Mike & the Mechanics, Solo

68. James Blunt

Soundtrack | P.S. I Love You

James Blunt was born on February 22, 1974 in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England as James Hillier Blount. He has been married to Sofia Wellesley since September 5, 2014. They have one child.

Solo

69. Ed Sheeran

Soundtrack | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Ed Sheeran was born on February 17, 1991 in Yorkshire, England as Edward Christopher Sheeran.

Solo

70. Andy Bell

Soundtrack | Dick Tracy

Andy Bell was born on April 25, 1964 in Peterborough, England as Andrew Ivan Bell.

Erasure

71. Paul Young

Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles

Paul Young was born on January 17, 1956 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England as Paul Anthony Young. He was previously married to Stacey Young.

Solo

72. Brian Johnson

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Brian Johnson was born on October 5, 1947 in Dunston, Gateshead, England. He is married to Brenda. He was previously married to Carol.

Geordie, AC/DC

73. Robert Palmer

Soundtrack | True Romance

Robert Palmer was born on January 19, 1949 in Batley, Yorkshire, England as Robert Allen Palmer. He was married to Susan Eileen Thatcher. He died on September 26, 2003 in Paris, France.

Viniger Joe, The Power Station, Solo

74. Billy Ocean

Soundtrack | The Jewel of the Nile

Billy Ocean was born on January 21, 1950 in Trinidad, British West Indies as Leslie Sebastian Charles. He has been married to Judy Bayne since October 1982. They have three children.

Solo

75. Maxi Priest

Soundtrack | Speed 2: Cruise Control

Maxi Priest was born on June 10, 1961 in Lewisham, London, England as Max Alfred Elliott.

Solo

76. Leee John

Director | Flashback: The History of UK Black Music

Leee John was born on June 23, 1957 in Hackney, London, England as Leslie McGregor K. John. He is an actor, known for Flashback: The History of UK Black Music (2016), Indigo Prophecy (2005) and Me Without You (2001).

Imagnation

77. Gary Barlow

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Gary Barlow was born on January 20th 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, UK, the second and youngest son of Marge and Colin Barlow. He has an older brother named Ian. His first school was Weaver Vale Primary School, and he moved on to Frodsham High School in 1982. He was the founding member of successful ...

Take That, Solo

78. Robbie Williams

Soundtrack | A Knight's Tale

Robbie Williams was born in Stoke On Trent, England on February 13th, 1974. Having played in school productions of "Oliver" and, obviously showing a flair for entertaining, Williams' mother saw an advert for auditions to be in a new boy band which he applied for and, at age 16, was a member of Take...

Take That, Solo

79. Howard Donald

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Howard Donald was born on April 28, 1968 in Droylsden, Manchester, England as Howard Paul Donald. He is an actor, known for Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), The Three Musketeers (2011) and X: First Class (2011).

Take That, Solo

80. Jason Orange

Soundtrack | The Three Musketeers

Member of Take That-one of the most successful british bands of all time. Has a twin brother named Justin who works as a DJ in the Manchester area. Has 5 brothers total. Parents divorced when he was young. Used to make appearanced on the Britsh show "The Hitman and Her". Has stayed out of the music...

Take That, Solo

81. Mark Owen

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Mark Owen was born on January 27, 1972 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Mark Anthony Patrick Owen. He has been married to Emma Ferguson since November 8, 2009. They have three children.

Take That, Solo

82. Mark Knopfler

Soundtrack | Wag the Dog

Mark Knopfler recorded his first single at age 16, but it was never released, He started the band Dire Straits in 1977, they were signed to Vertigo Records in 1978 and recorded the album "Dire Straits", which featured their first major hit single, "Sultans of Swing". Their follow-up albums include ...

Dire Straits

83. Liam Gallagher

Producer | The Longest Cocktail Party

William John Paul Gallagher is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame as the frontman of the British rock band, Oasis. Known for his erratic behaviour, distinctive singing style and abrasive attitude, he is one of the most recognisable figures in modern British music.

Following the ...

Oasis

84. Gary Numan

Soundtrack | Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Gary Numan was born, Gary Anthony James Webb in Hammersmith, London on 8th of March 1958. His first job was working as a dispatch boy with a courier company at Heathrow where his father worked as a bus driver. His first band was Mean Street who only used him because he had a lot of music gear. He ...

Solo

85. Kevin Rowland

Soundtrack | Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

Kevin Rowland was born on August 17, 1953 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.

Dexy's Midnight Runners

86. Ali Campbell

Soundtrack | Something Wild

Ali Campbell was born on February 15, 1959 in Birmingham, England as Alistair Ian Campbell. He is married to Julie. They have two children. He was previously married to Bernadette Virtue.

UB40

87. Matt Monro

Soundtrack | The Italian Job

Matt Monro was born Terry Parsons in north London in 1930, to Alice and Frederick. He had three brothers, Arthur, Reg and Harry and a sister, Alice. It was a tough childhood, his father died when he was three and after his mother became ill, he was fostered out for two years. Leaving school at 14, ...

Solo

88. Rick Astley

Soundtrack | The Lego Batman Movie

This British singer was discoverd by the hit factory-producers Stock/Aitken/Waterman in 1987. They produced his biggest hits "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Whenever You Need Somebody", "Together Forever" and "My Arms Keep Missing You".

Solo

89. Neil Tennant

Soundtrack | Bronson

Neil Francis Tennant was born on July 10th in North Shields, Northumberland. In 1975, Neil plays in a group in Newcastle called Dust: Their most popular song is a preposterous affair he has written called "Can you hear the dawn break?". They are heavily influenced by The Incredible String Band. "We...

Pet Shop Boys

90. Allan Clarke

Soundtrack | Kong: Skull Island

One of the most underrated singers of the 20th century, Allan Clarke will be remembered as the singer of "He Aint Heavy He's My Brother" and the lead singer of the Hollies for nearly 40 years. A powerful and passionate vocalist in the same class as Roy Orbison, he never let fame go to his head and ...

The Hollies

91. Eric Burdon

Soundtrack | Attack the Block

Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon's music forged new territory while also topping the charts for over 5 decades.

...

The Animals

92. Morrissey

Soundtrack | Shaun of the Dead

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England, UK. At a very early age, he took an interest in writing. His top priority was poetry, though he would have his biography on James Dean, "James Dean Is Not Dead", published by his early 20s. His literary influences ranged from ...

The Smiths, Solo

93. Billy Bragg

Soundtrack | Love & Other Drugs

Billy Bragg - the so-called 'Bard of Barking' - came to widespread attention as a sort of one-man Clash, busking around Britain, with a guitar and portable amp. Having briefly joined the Army, Bragg formed a punk band, Riff Raff, but it was not until he released his first mini-LP, "Life's a Riot" ...

Solo

94. Robert Smith

Soundtrack | Judge Dredd

Robert James Smith was born 21 April 1959 in Blackpool Lancashire, England to Alex and Rita Smith. He was the third of four children (Richard, 12 July 1946, Margaret, 27 February 1950, and Janet, 30 August 1960). Robert lived in Blackpool until he was three and then his family moved to Horley, ...

The Cure

95. Richard Darbyshire

Actor | Living in a Box: Living in a Box

Richard Darbyshire was born on March 8, 1960 in Stockport, Cheshire, England.

Living in a Box

96. Roddy Frame

Music_department | Early Doors

Roddy Frame was born on January 29, 1964 in East Kilbride, Scotland. He is known for his work on Early Doors (2003), Sábado noche (1987) and Car Share (2015).

Aztec Camera

97. Bobby Gillespie

Soundtrack | The Jackal

Bobby Gillespie was born on June 22, 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland. He has been married to Katy England since July 29, 2006. They have two children.

Primal Scream

Teenage Fanclub

99. James Dean Bradfield

Music_department | I Could Never Be Your Woman

James Dean Bradfield was born on February 21, 1969 in Newport, Gwent, South Wales, UK. He has been married to Mylene Halsall since 2004.

Manic Street Preachers

100. Mick Hucknall

Soundtrack | Frantic

Mick Hucknall sang in a punk band called the Frantic Elevators, who released four singles, all of which failed to chart. They disbanded in 1982 and Hucknall formed a more successful venture, Simply Red, in 1984. Their first single, a cover of the Valentine Brothers' "Money's Too Tight (to Mention)"...

Simply Red



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