British music stars born in 1945

Here are 44 famous musicians from United Kingdom were born in 1945:

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend (May 19, 1945 Chiswick-) also known as Pete Townshend - The Who's Tommy, Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend, Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend, Bijou Drains, Pete or Pete Townsend is a British singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player, author, composer, singer-songwriter, actor, film producer, screenwriter, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist and music arranger. He has three children, Emma Townshend, Joseph Townshend and Aminta Townshend.

His albums include Who Came First, All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, White City, Deep End Live!, Another Scoop, Psychoderelict, English Boy, Empty Glass, The Best of Pete Townshend: CoolWalkingSmoothTalkingStraightSmokingFireStoking and Scoop. His related genres: Hard rock, Rock music, Pop rock, Art rock, Power pop, Beat music, Progressive rock and Jazz.

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Jacqueline du Pré

Jacqueline du Pré (January 26, 1945 Oxford-October 19, 1987 London) a.k.a. Jacqeline du Pre, Jacqueline DuPre, Jacqueline du Pre, Jaqueline du Prè or Du Pré, Jacqueline was a British cellist and musician.

Her albums include A Lasting Inspiration, A Lasting Inspiration Volume 2, Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Op. 104 / Ibert: Concerto for Cello & Wind Instruments, Impressions, Cello Concertos, Cello Concertos, Les Introuvables de Jacqueline du Pré, Her Early BBC Recordings, Volume 1, Favourite Cello Concertos and Elgar: Cello Concerto / Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1 & 2. Genres she performed: Classical music.

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Al Stewart

Al Stewart (September 5, 1945 Glasgow-) a.k.a. Alastair Ian Stewart is a British singer, musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist and songwriter.

His albums: Past, Present & Future, Year of the Cat, Time Passages, Rhymes in Rooms, Modern Times, Introducing... Al Stewart, A Beach Full of Shells, An Acoustic Evening With Al Stewart, Between the Wars and Centenary Collection: The Best of Al Stewart. Genres he performed include Folk music, Rock music, Folk rock, Pop music, Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock, Soft rock and Pop rock.

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Roger Glover

Roger Glover (November 30, 1945 Brecon-) otherwise known as Guilty Party/Roger Glover, Butterfly Ball & Roger Glover, Roger Glover and Guests, Glover, Roger, Roger David Glover, Episode Six or Deep Purple is a British musician, songwriter, record producer, bassist and film score composer. His children are called Lucinda Glover and Gillian Glover.

His albums: Love Is All, Love Is All, Elements/The Mask, Elements, Mask, Accidentally on Purpose, Greatest Hits, If Life Was Easy, The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast and Snapshot. Genres: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Psychedelic rock, Jazz fusion, Pop rock, Blues rock, Progressive rock and New Wave.

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John McVie

John McVie (November 26, 1945 Ealing-) also known as McVie, John, John Graham McVie or Fleetwood Mac is a British musician and bassist. His child is called Molly McVie.

His albums include John McVie's 'Gotta Band' With Lola Thomas. Genres he performed include Rock music and Blues.

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Pete Atkin

Pete Atkin (August 22, 1945 Cambridge-) also known as Pete Aitken is a British singer, singer-songwriter, radio producer and voice actor.

Discography: A Dream of Fair Women and History and Geography.

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Elton Dean

Elton Dean (October 28, 1945 Nottingham-February 8, 2006 London) a.k.a. Dean, Elton was a British musician.

His albums: Moorsong, El Skid, Unlimited Saxophone Company, Three's Company Two's a Crowd, Mercy Dash, Cruel But Fair, Elton Dean, The Vortex Tapes and Freebeat: Northern Lights. Genres: Jazz.

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Eric Stewart

Eric Stewart (January 20, 1945 Droylsden-) otherwise known as Stewart, Eric, Eric Michael Stewart, 'The Mindbenders', The Mindbenders, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders or Wayne Fontana and the Mindbendes is a British musician, songwriter, record producer and film score composer.

His albums: Do Not Bend, Viva la Difference, Frooty Rooties and Girls. Genres related to him: Pop music and Rock music.

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John Helliwell

John Helliwell (February 15, 1945 Todmorden-) also known as Helliwell, John or John Anthony Helliwell is a British , .

Genres: Rock music.

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Alan Opie

Alan Opie (March 22, 1945 Redruth-) is a British singer.

His albums: The Barber of Seville.

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Paul Newton

Paul Newton (February 21, 1945 Andover-) also known as Newton, Paul is a British musician and bassist.

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Russ Ballard

Russ Ballard (October 31, 1945 Waltham Cross-) otherwise known as Ballard, Russ or Russell Glyn Ballard is a British singer, singer-songwriter, musician and songwriter.

His most recognized albums: Barnet Dogs, The Seer, The Fire Still Burns, The Very Best of, Voices - The Best Songs From Russ Ballard, Book of Love, Winning, Into the Fire, Voices and Russ Ballard / The Fire Still Burns. Genres he performed include Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Beat music, Hard rock, Progressive rock and Pop rock.

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Mick Gallagher

Mick Gallagher (October 29, 1945 Newcastle upon Tyne-) a.k.a. Gallagher, Mickey, Bell and Arc, Andy Serkis and The Blockheads, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, The Blockheads, Michael William Gallagher or Micky Gallagher is a British keyboard player, session musician and songwriter.

Genres: Rock music, Punk rock, Reggae and Rock and roll.

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Ian Gillan

Ian Gillan (August 19, 1945 Chiswick-) also known as Ian Gilian, イアン・ギリアン, Ian Gillian, Gillan, Ian, Episode Six, Deep Purple or Papa G is a British singer, singer-songwriter, film score composer, musician and lyricist. His child is called Grace Gillan.

His albums: What I Did on My Vacation, The Rockfield Mixes, Rock Profile, Gillan Tapes, Volume 1, Live at the Rainbow, Cherkazoo and Other Stories, Rarities 1975-1977, Talisman: In the Studio & on Stage, Mercury High: The Story of Ian Gillan and Mutually Assured Destruction: Live at the Apollo, Glasgow 1982. His related genres: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Rock music, Progressive rock, Blues rock and Jazz fusion.

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Roger Vignoles

Roger Vignoles (July 12, 1945 United Kingdom-) a.k.a. Vignoles, Roger is a British pianist.

His most recognized albums: , Lieder, Soirées Musicales (Stella Doufexis - Mezzo Soprano, Roger Vignoles - Piano, Miah Persson - Soprano), The Songs of Henri Duparc, Cello Concerto / Cello Sonata / Adagio for Strings, , Winterreise (baritone: Thomas Allen, piano: Roger Vignoles), Schwanengesang (feat. bass-baritone: Robert Holl, piano: Roger Vignoles) and Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

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Vic Briggs

Vic Briggs (February 14, 1945 Twickenham-) also known as Briggs, Vic or Victor Harvey Briggs III is a British guitarist and musician.

Genres: Blues, Psychedelic rock, Rock music and Hard rock.

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Gary Brooker

Gary Brooker (May 29, 1945 Metropolitan Borough of Hackney-) also known as G. Brooker or Brooker, Gary is a British singer, musician, composer and songwriter.

His albums include Echoes in the Night, Lead Me to the Water, No More Fear of Flying and British Rock Symphony. Genres he performed include Pop music, Progressive rock, Jazz, Rock and roll and Hard rock.

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John Kongos

John Kongos (August 6, 1945 Johannesburg-) also known as Kongos, John is a British singer.

His most important albums: John Kongos, Kongos, , He's Gonna Step on You Again and Confusions About a Goldfish. Genres he performed: Rock music.

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Pete Bardens

Pete Bardens (June 19, 1945 Westminster-January 22, 2002 Malibu) a.k.a. Peter Bardens or Bardens, Pete was a British keyboard player and songwriter.

His albums: Heart to Heart, Seen One Earth, Speed of Light, Water Colors, The Art of Levitation, The Answer, Further Than You Know, Peter Bardens, Big Sky and Write My Name in the Dust: The Anthology. Genres: Progressive rock, New-age music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music and Rock music.

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Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore (April 14, 1945 Weston-super-Mare-) also known as Richie Blackmore, Blackmore, Ritchie or Richard Hugh Blackmore is a British musician, songwriter, guitarist and film score composer. He has two children, Jürgen Blackmore and Autumn Esmerelda Blackmore.

His albums include Ritchie Blackmore/Blackmore's Night - Golden Collection 2000, Take It!, Rock Profile, Volume One and Rock Profile, Volume Two. Genres he performed include Hard rock, Heavy metal, Folk rock, Rock music, Blues rock, Neo-Medieval music, Progressive rock, Traditional heavy metal, Medieval folk rock, Neoclassical metal, Psychedelic rock, New-age music, Pop rock and Celtic music.

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Davy Jones

Davy Jones (December 30, 1945 Openshaw-February 29, 2012 Stuart) also known as David Thomas Jones, David Jones or Davey Jones was a British singer, actor, songwriter, musician, record producer and businessperson. He had four children, Talia Elizabeth Jones, Annabel Charlotte Jones, Jessica Lillian Jones and Sarah Lee Jones.

His discography includes: It Ain't Me Babe, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, David Jones, What Are We Going to Do? / This Bouquet, Girl / Rainy Jane, Davy Jones, Just Me and Oliver!. Genres he performed: Pop rock, Pop music, Music hall, Psychedelic pop, Bubblegum pop, Sunshine pop, Psychedelic rock and Rock music.

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Edward Gregson

Edward Gregson (July 23, 1945 Sunderland-) also known as Gregson, Edward is a British composer.

His discography includes: Black Dyke Band : The Trumpets of the Angels.

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Ian Fraser Kilmister

Ian Fraser Kilmister (December 24, 1945 Burslem-) also known as Lemmy Kilmister, Ian Fraser Willis, Lemmy with Wendy O Williams, Lemmy, Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, Lemmie, Ian Kilmister, Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister, Lemmy von Motorhead, Lemmy Kilmeister, Lemmy Kilminster or Lemmy the Lurch is a British singer, musician, songwriter, actor and bassist. His children are Paul Inder and Sean Kilmister.

Discography: Stand by Your Man, Damage Case and Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B. Genres related to him: Heavy metal, Space rock, Speed metal, Blues, Rockabilly, Punk rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, Progressive rock, Rock music and Psychedelic rock.

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Kevin Godley

Kevin Godley (October 7, 1945 Prestwich-) also known as Kevin Michael Godley, Godley, Kevin, Godley and Creme or Godley & Creme is a British musician, music video director and film director.

Genres he performed: Rock music.

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Dave Walker

Dave Walker (January 25, 1945 Birmingham-) a.k.a. Walker, Dave or David Walker is a British singer and guitarist.

Genres related to him: Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal, Rhythm and blues and Blues.

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison (August 31, 1945 Pottinger-) a.k.a. George Ivan Morrison, Van the Man or The Belfast Cowboy is a British singer, musician, songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, actor, composer, record producer, artist and singer-songwriter. He has three children, Shana Morrison, Aibbe Rocca Morrison and Fionn Ivan Patrick Morrison.

His most important albums: Live at Austin City Limits Festival, The Great Van Morrison, The Best of Van Morrison, Volume 3, The Masters, The Healing Game, The Blues Buddies, T.B. Sheets, Super Hits, Poetic Champions Compose and Payin' Dues. Genres he performed: Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Blues, Country, Celtic music, Folk music, Jazz, Blue-eyed soul, Rock and roll, Jazz fusion, Soft rock, Skiffle, Pop music, Gospel music and Soul music.

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Dave Lawson

Dave Lawson (April 25, 1945 Alton-) a.k.a. Lawson, Dave or David C. Lawson is a British film score composer, keyboard player and sound designer.

Genres: Progressive rock.

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Brian Connolly

Brian Connolly (October 5, 1945 Govanhill-February 9, 1997 Slough) otherwise known as Connolly, Brian or Brian Francis Connolly was a British singer, singer-songwriter and musician.

Discography: Performs the Greatest Hits of The Sweet. Genres: Pop music, Rock music, Glam rock and Hard rock.

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Colin Hodgkinson

Colin Hodgkinson (October 14, 1945 Peterborough-) is a British bassist and musician.

His albums include Live Together and Extremely Live at Birmingham Town Hall. Genres he performed include Post-bop, Blues, Jazz and Blues rock.

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Knox (September 4, 1945 London-) a.k.a. Ian Carnochan is a British singer and songwriter.

His albums: Plutonium Express. Genres he performed include Punk rock.

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John Halsey

John Halsey (February 23, 1945 Highgate-) a.k.a. Barry Wom, Wom, Barry, Fatso, Patto or The Admiral is a British actor, musician, drummer and publican.

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Brian Godding

Brian Godding (August 19, 1945 Wales-) a.k.a. Godding, Brian is a British musician, composer and session musician.

His albums include Pierides. Genres: Pop music and Jazz fusion.

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Keith Nichols

Keith Nichols (February 13, 1945 United Kingdom-) is a British , .

His albums: Keith Nichols and . Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Francesca Annis

Francesca Annis (May 14, 1945 Kensington-) a.k.a. Francesca M. P. Annis is a British actor. She has three children, Taran Wiseman, Andreas Wiseman and Charlotte Wiseman.

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John Rutter

John Rutter (September 24, 1945 London-) also known as John Milford Rutter CBE, John Milford Rutter, Rutter or Rutter, John is a British conductor, composer, editor, music arranger and record producer.

His most important albums: Distant Land, Gloria: The Sacred Music of John Rutter, Requiem, Gloria and Other Sacred Music (Polyphony feat. conductor: Stephen Layton), Requiem and other Sacred Music, Gloria: The Sacred Music of John Rutter, Be Thou My Vision (The Cambridge Singers and City of London Sinfonia feat. conductor: John Rutter), Three Musical Fables, The John Rutter Collection (The Cambridge Singers, The City of London Sinfonia feat. conductor: John Rutter) and Requiem: Five Anthems (The Turtle Creek Chorale, The Women's Chorus of Dallas feat. conductor: Timothy Seelig).

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Ian Whiteman

Ian Whiteman (May 18, 1945-) is a British graphic designer.

Genres he performed: Beat music, Pop music, Folk rock, Psychedelic rock, Blue-eyed soul and Pop rock.

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Miller Anderson

Miller Anderson (April 12, 1945 Renfrewshire-) also known as Anderson, Miller is a British singer and guitarist.

His discography includes: Blues Heart, Chameleon, Extremely Live at Birmingham Town Hall and Bright City. Genres he performed include Blues, Glam rock and Folk rock.

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Howard Marks

Howard Marks (August 13, 1945 Kenfig Hill-) a.k.a. Dennis Howard Marks, Marks, Howard or Mr Nice is a British author and actor. His children are Amber Marks, Francesca Marks, Patrick Marks and Myfanwy Marks.

His albums: Live & Unplugged.

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Roy 'Chubby' Brown

Roy 'Chubby' Brown (February 3, 1945 Grangetown-) also known as Royston Vasey or Brown, Roy 'Chubby' is a British , .

His albums include Take Fat and Party and Fat Out of Hell. Genres: Comedy.

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Bill Kenwright

Bill Kenwright (September 4, 1945 Liverpool-) otherwise known as Bill Kenwright CBE or Bill Kenwright, CBE is a British theatrical producer, actor, film producer and singer. His child is called Lucy Kenwright.

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Nicky Chinn

Nicky Chinn (May 16, 1945 England-) is a British record producer.

Genres related to him: Pop music.

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Jill Haworth

Jill Haworth (August 15, 1945 Hove-January 3, 2011 New York City) a.k.a. Valerie Jill Haworth was a British actor.

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Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker (March 30, 1945 Olton-) a.k.a. Peter Waters Dingley or Walker, Johnnie is a British , .

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Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss (January 10, 1945 Wigan-October 5, 2006) also known as Jenny Moss or Moss, Jenny was a British actor.

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