Top Three Most Famous English Bands Ever

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What is the greatest and most famous English band of all time? Perhaps one of the hardest questions, and what a choice there is! With so much talent, it can be tough to choose just one band over another. So we have managed to whittle it down to just three. Many British bands have been making their mark on the music industry in the United Kingdom and across the globe for many-many years. So here it is… Drum roll please…


The Beatles 

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they soon turn into one of the foremost and most influential music band. Entrenched in 1950s rock and roll, the band also began experimented with several different musical flairs, reaching from pop ballads, Indian music and hard rock, often experimenting with alternative recording techniques in inventive ways. The Beatles built their status performing in Liverpools clubs throughout a three years from 1960. They are the top-selling group in history, with a predicted 800 million sales of both physical and digital albums worldwide. The Beatles have had a higher amount of no.1 albums in the British charts more single sales in the UK than any other act.

Liverpool bar - The Cavern

The Cavern Bar Liverpool

 The Rolling Stones 

Rock ‘n’ roll’s original bad boys, The Rolling Stones began as an unlikely blues band and began creating the footing for generations to follow. Formed in London, England in 1962 their sound was extremely Americana but always authentic. The Rolling Stones were at the lead of the British Invasion of artists that became famous in the United States, they identified with the young and disobedient counterculture of the 1960s.


Radiohead the rock band from Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band is made up of lead Thom Yorke, brothers Jonny and Colin, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway. Radiohead’s first two albums in the early 90s were met with huge popularity and quickly had them widely recognised within the UK. Radiohead had sales above 30 million albums worldwide by 2011, with their songs being positioned highly, rated some of the best music of the 1990s and 2000s. Thom Yorke and friends always have something new up their sleeves.

So there you have it, our top three, and what music sensations they are! We cannot imagine a world without songs like Creep, Yesterday and Angie and there is no surprise these bands became such UK and worldwide hits.

We would love to know what you think; whether you agree, or who you would vote the top three most famous English bands. 


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