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100 Greatest English Rock Artists

Criteria: Here are the greatest rock artists from England, as judged by their influence,impact, commercial success, importance & lasting popularity on the world of Rock 'n' Roll music.

- Artist (City in England where the band formed) -


Newly added names are in Red
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Last Updated: 2009-06-27
100 Greatest English Rock Artists
  1. The Beatles (Liverpool)
  2. Rolling Stones (London)
  3. Led Zeppelin (London)
  4. The Who (London)
  5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience (London)
  6. Pink Floyd (London)
  7. The Clash (London)
  8. Cream (London)
  9. Elton John (Middlesex)
10. Queen (London)

11. Black Sabbath (Birmingham)
12. David Bowie (Brixton)
13. The Kinks (London)
14. Emerson, Lake and Palmer (London)
15. Fleetwood Mac (London)
16. Deep Purple (Hertford)
17. Joe Cocker (Sheffield)
18. Iron Maiden (London)
19. The Yardbirds (London)
20. Dire Straits (London)
21. Jethro Tull (London)
22. The Police (London)
23. King Crimson (London)
24. Moody Blues (Birmingham)
25. Rod Stewart (London)
26. Sex Pistols (London)
27. The Animals (Newcastle)
28. The Cure (Crawley)
29. Status Quo (Minehead)
30. Paul McCartney (Liverpool)
31. Cat Stevens (London)
32. Eric Clapton (Riply)
33. Sting (Newcastle)
34. John Lennon (Liverpool)
35. The Faces (London)
36. Genesis (London)
37. Electric Light Orchestra (London)
38. Peter Gabriel (London)
39. The Smiths (Manchester)
40. Yes (London)
41. Jeff Beck (Surrey)
42. Radiohead (Oxford)
43. The Hollies (Manchester)
44. Peter Frampton (Kent)
45. The Pretty Things (London)
46. Judas Priest (Birmingham)
47. Small Faces (London)
48. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (London)
49. Uriah Heep (Walthamsow)
50. Motorhead (London)
51. Oasis (Manchester)
52. Ozzy Osbourne (Birmingham)
53. Phil Collins (London)
54. Whitesnake (London)
55. George Harrison (Liverpool)
56. The Nice (London)
57. Eurythmics (London)
58. Manfred Mann's Earth Band (London)
59. Def Leppard (Sheffield)
60. PIL (Andover)
61. Osibisa (London)
62. Procol Harum (Essex)
63. Blind Faith (Aston-Tirrold)
64. The Stone Roses (Manchester)
65. The Dave Clark Five (London)
66. UltraVox (London)
67. Coldplay (London)
68. Robbie Williams (London)
69. Blur (Colchester)
70. Herman's Hermits (Manchester)
71. Massive Attack (Bristol)
72. Placebo (London)
73. Prodigy (London)
74. Mandala (London)
75. Free (London)
76. Traffic (Birmingham)
77. Gravy Train (Lancashire)
78. Joy Division (Manchester)
79. Ten Years After (Nottingham)
80. Depeche Mode (London)
81. Porcupine Tree (London)
82. Robert Plant (Staffordshire)
83. The Zombies (St Albans, London)
84. The Jam (London)
85. Henry Cow (London)
86. T-Rex (London)
87. Wishbone Ash (Devon)
88. Gomez (Southport)
89. Morrissey (Manchester)
90. Muse (Teignmouth, Devon)
91. The Verve (Wigan)
92. Humble Pie (Essex)
93. Van der graaf Generator (Manchester)
94. Rick Wakeman (Middlesex)
95. The Groundhogs (London)
96. The Darkness (Lowestoft)
97. Jesus and Mary Chain (London)
98. The Herd (Manchester)
99. Richard Ashcroft (Wigan)
100. Marillion (Aylesbury)



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