List of music artists and bands from London

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London, England, has contributed much to the history and development of popular music, from the British Rock revolution of the 1960s to the punk rock explosion of the 1970s to the underground electronic and dance sounds of recent years.[1] Below is a list of music artists and bands from London. These are separated by genre.

Pop[edit]

Zak Abel (born 1995), English singer/songwriter, musician, and Cadet national table tennis champion
Adam Ant
All Saints
America (from the United States, formed in London)
Another Level
Aswad
Big Brovaz
Blancmange
Breathe
Chad and Jeremy
Coldplay
Phil Collins
Culture Club
East 17
Erasure
David Essex
Eurythmics
Adam Faith
Samantha Fox
Nick Gilder
Girls Aloud
Haircut 100
Murray Head
Elton John
Jonathan King
Level 42
Leona Lewis
Liberty X
Laurie London
George Michael
Hayley Mills
Matt Monro
Naked Eyes
The New Vaudeville Band
Alan Parsons Project
Peter and Gordon
Cliff Richard (born in India)
Julie Rogers
The Rubettes
Hurricane Smith
Spandau Ballet
Spice Girls
Steps
Wang Chung
Kim Wilde
Childhood
Dua Lipa

Rock[edit]

Ace
After the Fire
David Bowie
Bush
Dave Clark Five
Climie Fisher
Dire Straits
Marianne Faithfull
Fleetwood Mac (With American members)
King Crimson
The Honeycombs
The Kinks
The Outfield
Pink Floyd
The Police
The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde born in Akron, Ohio)
Queen
The Rolling Stones
Skunk Anansie
Small Faces
Status Quo
Rod Stewart
The Who
Yes
Young Guns

Alternative[edit]

Lily Allen
Bastille
Big Audio Dynamite
The Big Moon
Bloc Party
The Bluetones
Blur
Elvis Costello
The Cure
Dodgy
Elastica
The Escape Club
Fightstar
The Fixx
Florence and the Machine
Gay Dad
Ian Gomm
Jesus Jones
JoBoxers
Klaxons
Kula Shaker
Madness
Gary Numan
Placebo
The Psychedelic Furs
Re-Flex
Roxy Music
Saint Etienne
Sleeper
Squeeze
Suede
Talk Talk
Jessie Ware
White Lies
Yuck

Punk[edit]

Billy Idol
Bow Wow Wow
The Clash
The Damned
The Jam
Sex Pistols
Siouxsie and the Banshees
X-Ray Spex

Metal[edit]

Iron Maiden
Led Zeppelin
Motorhead

R&B[edit]

Adele Adkins
Architechs
Marsha Ambrosius
Brand New Heavies
Alexandra Burke
Des'ree
Eruption
Estelle
Eternal
Gabrielle
Eddy Grant (born in Guyana raised in London)
Junior
Heartless Crew
Mis-Teeq
Moko
Maxi Priest
Seal
Soul II Soul
Dusty Springfield
Sugababes
Amy Winehouse

Dance[edit]

Basement Jaxx
Clean Bandit
DJ Luck & MC Neat
Dreadzone
Faithless
Fatboy Slim
Jess Glynne
Gonzalez
The Grid
Groove Armada
Paul Hardcastle
Hot Chocolate
Jamiroquai
The KLF
Leftfield
M.A.R.R.S.
Morcheeba
Olive
The Orb
Pet Shop Boys
Real Lies
Rudimental
SL2
So Solid Crew
Soho
Sonique
Stereo MCs
Undercover
Underworld

Rap[edit]

Devilman (D-E-Velopment)

Dizzee Rascal

JME

Monie Love

Nadia Rose

Paigey Cakey

Roll Deep

Roots Manuva

Skepta

Slick Rick

Folk and singer-songwriter[edit]

Martin Briley
Albert Hammond
Mumford & Sons
Noah and the Whale
Skinny Lister
Sandy Denny

House and electronic[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schuermann, Michael (11 June 2013). "Five Mythical Places from Rock Music History in London's West End". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (9th ed.).