British music stars born in 1947

Here are 50 famous musicians from United Kingdom were born in 1947:

Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood (June 24, 1947 Redruth-) also known as Fleetwood, Mick, Michael John Kells Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood's Zoo or Michael John Kells "Mick" Fleetwood is a British musician, drummer, actor and film producer. His children are Lucy Fleetwood, Amy Fleetwood, Ruby Fleetwood and Tessa Fleetwood.

His most recognized albums: I'm Not Me, The Visitor and Blue Again!. Genres: Rock music, Blues and Blues rock.

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Brian May

Brian May (July 19, 1947 Hampton, London-) also known as T.E. Conway, Brian Harold May, Brian Harold May, CBE, Dr Brian May or Bri is a British singer, musician, record producer, songwriter, guitarist, astrophysicist, writer and author. He has three children, Emily Ruth May, Jimmy May and Louisa May.

His albums include Back to the Light, Back to the Light, Live at the Brixton Academy, Another World, Another World, Furia, Driven by You, Last Horizon, Retro Rock Special and Starfleet Project. Genres he performed: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Glam rock, Progressive rock and Rock music.

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Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan (September 30, 1947 London Borough of Hackney-September 16, 1977 Barnes, London) also known as Mark Feld, Bolan, Mark or Mark Bolan was a British guitarist, singer-songwriter and poet. He had one child, Rolan Bolan.

His albums include You Scare Me to Death, Billy Super Duper, Christmas Box, 20th Century Boy, Love and Death, The Best of & The Rest Of, The Beginning of Doves, Cat Black, Best of Marc Bolan and T-Rex and The Maximum Sound Session. His related genres: Hard rock, Glam rock, Psychedelic rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop rock and Protopunk.

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Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny (January 6, 1947 Merton Park-April 21, 1978 Wimbledon) a.k.a. Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny was a British singer, singer-songwriter and actor. Her child is called Georgia Lucas.

Her most well known albums: The Best of Sandy Denny, 'Gold Dust': Live at the Royalty, Like an Old Fashioned Waltz, Listen, Listen: An Introduction to Sandy Denny, No More Sad Refrains: The Anthology, Sandy Denny and the Strawbs, The BBC Sessions 1971-73, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?, Sandy and It's Sandy Denny. Genres she performed include Folk rock, Folk music and Electric folk.

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Eric Bell

Eric Bell (September 3, 1947 Belfast-) a.k.a. Bell, Eric is a British guitarist, songwriter and musician.

His albums include Live Tonite... Plus. Genres: Blues rock, Hard rock, Rock music and Folk rock.

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Steve Howe

Steve Howe (April 8, 1947 Holloway-) also known as Stephen James Howe, Steve, Asia, Yes or Stephen James "Steve" Howe is a British musician, songwriter, guitarist, film score composer and record producer. He has four children, Georgia Howe, Virgil Howe, Stephanie Howe and Dylan Howe.

Discography: Mothballs, The Grand Scheme of Things, Beginnings, The Steve Howe Album, Portraits of Bob Dylan, 50 Minute Technicolor Dream, Natural Timbre, Skyline, Quantum Guitar and Turbulence. His related genres: Hard rock, Jazz, Pop music, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Instrumental rock and Jazz fusion.

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Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson (October 5, 1947 Dunston-) also known as brian_johnson, Johnson, Brian, AC/DC or Jonna is a British singer, singer-songwriter, film score composer, actor and lyricist. He has two children, Kala Johnson and Joanne Johnson.

Genres he performed: Hard rock, Rock music, Blues, Blues rock, Heavy metal, Glam rock and Rock and roll.

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Maddy Prior

Maddy Prior (August 14, 1947 Blackpool-) a.k.a. Mady Prior, Prior, Maddy, Madeleine E. Prior, Madeleine E. "Maddy" Prior, Madelaine Edith Prior or Madelaine Edith "Maddy" Prior is a British singer, dancer and film score composer. She has one child, Rose Kemp.

Her albums: Arthur the King, Changing Winds, Flesh & Blood, Year, Ballads and Candles, Lionhearts, Woman in the Wings, Ravenchild, Hang Up Sorrow and Care and An Evening of Carols and Capers. Genres she performed include Folk music, Folk rock and Electric folk.

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Paddy Kingsland

Paddy Kingsland (January 30, 1947-) also known as Kingsland, Paddy is a British composer.

His discography includes: Fourth Dimension.

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Jimmy Bain

Jimmy Bain (December 19, 1947 Newtonmore-) also known as Bain, Jimmy or James Stewart Bain is a British musician, songwriter and bassist.

Genres related to him: Heavy metal, Hard rock and Blues rock.

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Graham Bonnet

Graham Bonnet (December 23, 1947 Skegness-) also known as Graham Bonnett or Bonnet, Graham is a British singer, singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

His albums: The Rock Singer's Anthology, The Day I Went Mad..., Underground, Line-Up, Here Comes the Night, No Bad Habits and Graham Bonnet. Genres related to him: Heavy metal, Rock music, Speed metal, Hard rock, Neoclassical metal, Blues rock, Pop music and Traditional pop music.

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Ray Cooper

Ray Cooper (September 19, 1947 Watford-) otherwise known as Cooper, Ray, Raymond Thomas Cooper, Raymond Thomas "Ray" Cooper or Ray is a British percussionist, musician, actor and film producer.

His albums: Percussion Spectrum. Genres related to him: Rock and roll, Classical music, Rock music, Alternative rock and Heavy metal.

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Rod Temperton

Rod Temperton (October 15, 1947 Cleethorpes-) also known as R. Temperton or Rodney Lynn Temperton is a British record producer, songwriter and musician.

Temperton was best known for his work in the disco and funk genres, having written hit songs such as "Boogie Nights" and "Always and Forever" for the band Heatwave. He also wrote several tracks for Michael Jackson's album, "Thriller" including the title track and "Rock with You". In addition to his successful songwriting career, Temperton released his own solo album in 1985 titled "The Shadow of Your Smile". He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019, recognizing his contributions to the music industry.

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John Mayhew

John Mayhew (March 27, 1947 Ipswich-March 26, 2009 Glasgow) otherwise known as Mayhew, John or John Andrew Mayhew was a British drummer, percussionist and singer.

Genres he performed: Rock music, Classical music and Progressive rock.

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Kim Simmonds

Kim Simmonds (December 5, 1947 Newbridge-) also known as Simmonds, Kim is a British record producer, songwriter, musician and guitarist.

His albums: Struck by Lightning and Goin' to the Delta. Genres he performed include Rock music, Blues rock, Heavy metal, Blues, Psychedelic rock and Rhythm and blues.

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Keith Tippett

Keith Tippett (August 25, 1947 Bristol-) otherwise known as Tippett, Keith is a British keyboard player, jazz pianist, musician, composer and conductor.

Discography: The Dartington Concert, Une Croix Dans L'Ocean, Friday the 13th, Mujician III (August Air), Linückea, Blueprint, Couple In Spirit, Cruel But Fair, The Bern Concert and Mercy Dash. His related genres: Jazz, Free improvisation and Free jazz.

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Phil Sawyer

Phil Sawyer (March 8, 1947 London-) a.k.a. Beautiful World is a British writer, musician and record producer.

Related albums: Wonderful World, ... In Existence, Forever and In the Beginning.

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Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney (September 15, 1947 Salford, Greater Manchester-) is a British singer.

He is best known as the lead vocalist of the band The Salford Jets, which formed in 1976. Sweeney grew up in Salford and began his music career as a member of the band The Zephyrs in the 1960s. After a few years playing in various bands, he formed The Salford Jets with guitarist Steve Morris in 1976. The band gained a following with their energetic live performances and released several singles and albums throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Sweeney is also known for his work as a radio presenter, hosting shows on various BBC stations including Radio 1, Radio 2, and BBC Radio Manchester. He has also appeared on numerous television programs, including The Hit Man and Her and Top of the Pops, and has worked as a voice-over artist for commercials and documentaries. In addition to his musical and broadcasting work, Sweeney is a passionate supporter of Manchester United football club.

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Joey Molland

Joey Molland (June 21, 1947 Liverpool Edge Hill-) also known as Joe Molland, Molland, Joey or Joseph Charles Molland is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Discography: This Way Up, The Pilgrim and After the Pearl. Genres he performed: Rock music.

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Derek Shulman

Derek Shulman (February 11, 1947 Glasgow-) also known as Shulman, Derek is a British singer, musician, songwriter, record producer and music executive.

Genres related to him: Pop music and Progressive rock.

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Rob Townsend

Rob Townsend (July 7, 1947 Leicester-) a.k.a. Robert Townsend is a British musician.

Genres he performed include Rock music.

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Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty (April 16, 1947 Paisley-January 4, 2011 Stroud) also known as Gerry Raferty was a British musician and singer-songwriter. He had one child, Martha Rafferty.

His albums include City to City, Right Down the Line: The Best of Gerry Rafferty, The Best of Gerry Rafferty, Baker Street, Night Owl, The Anthology 1970-1982, The Best of Gerry Rafferty, Baker Street, One More Dream and Baker Street. Genres: Rock music, Progressive rock, Blues rock, Folk rock, Pop music and Soft rock.

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Barbara Dickson

Barbara Dickson (September 27, 1947 Dunfermline-) also known as Barbara Ruth Dickson or Barbara Ruth Dickson, OBE is a British musician, presenter, singer-songwriter, actor and singer.

Her most recognized albums: The Fate o’ Charlie, The Best of Barbara Dickson, The Platinum Collection, Gold, Parcel of Rogues, Don't Think Twice It's All Right, From the Beggar's Mantle...Fringed with Gold, Do Right Woman, Full Circle and You Know It's Me. Genres she performed include Middle of the road.

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Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson (August 23, 1947 London Borough of Hackney-) otherwise known as Linda Pettifer or Linda Peters is a British singer and composer. She has two children, Teddy Thompson and Kamila Thompson.

Discography: One Clear Moment, Fashionably Late, Give Me a Sad Song, Versatile Heart, Dreams Fly Away: A History of Linda Thompson, Live at the BBC and Won't Be Long Now. Genres: Folk rock.

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Roy Budd

Roy Budd (March 14, 1947 Surrey-August 7, 1993 London) also known as Roy Frederick Budd was a British film score composer, musician and jazz pianist. He had one child, Alexander Budd.

His discography includes: Roy Budd at Newport, Rebirth of the Budd, The Black Windmill, The Marseille Contract, The Wild Geese, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, The Stone Killer, The Sea Wolves, Tomorrow Never Comes and Fear Is the Key.

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Bob Catley

Bob Catley (September 11, 1947 Aldershot-) a.k.a. Catley, Bob is a British singer.

Discography: Live at the Gods, Legends, When Empires Burn, Spirit of Man, Middle Earth, The Tower and Immortal. Genres he performed include Hard rock, Heavy metal and Blues rock.

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Louis Clark

Louis Clark (February 27, 1947 Kempston-) otherwise known as Clark, Louis or Louis Clarke is a British musician.

His albums: Hooked on Classics 2: Can't Stop the Classics, Hooked on Classics 3: Journey Through the Classics, Hooked On Instrumental Classics, Hooked on Classics Collection, Volume 1, Classics in Rhythm, Hooked on Classics, Symphonic Beatles, Hooked on Classics, The Hooked on Classics Collection and Hooked on Hooked on Classics.

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Ian Gomm

Ian Gomm (March 17, 1947 Chiswick-) also known as Gomm, Ian is a British , .

His albums: Come On, Hold On, Only Time Will Tell, The Village Voice, 24 Hour Service, Gomm With the Wind, I'm in a Heartache, What a Blow, Slow Dancing and She'll Never Take the Place of You.

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Top Topham

Top Topham (July 3, 1947 Southall-) also known as Topham, Top or Topham is a British musician.

His albums: Ascension Heights. Genres he performed include Blues and Blues rock.

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Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce (June 1, 1947 Carmel, Flintshire-) a.k.a. John Price, Jonathon Price, Johnathan Pryce, Jonathan Pryce, CBE or Jonathon Pryce is a British actor, singer, salesman, voice actor and film score composer. His children are called Patrick Pryce, Gabriel Pryce and Phoebe Pryce.

Jonathan Pryce started his career as a stage actor in the late 1970s, and quickly gained recognition for his performances in productions such as "Comedians" and "Hamlet". In the 1980s, he transitioned into film, and had prominent roles in acclaimed movies like "Brazil", "Glengarry Glen Ross", and "Pirates of the Caribbean". He is also known for his work on television, including his portrayal of Cardinal Wolsey in "Wolf Hall" and the High Sparrow in "Game of Thrones".

In addition to his acting work, Pryce is an accomplished singer and has appeared in a number of musical productions, including the original West End production of "Miss Saigon" and the 2014 revival of "Oliver!". He has also recorded several albums, including a collection of songs from his stage performances.

Pryce was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2009 for his services to drama. He is known for his active involvement in various humanitarian causes, particularly those related to the arts and education.

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Chris Jagger

Chris Jagger (December 19, 1947 Dartford-) otherwise known as Christopher Jagger is a British musician, singer, songwriter, actor, journalist and producer.

His albums include Chris Jagger's Atcha. Genres he performed include Rock music, Country, Blues, Zydeco, Folk music, Cajun music, Americana, Roots rock and Folk rock.

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J. Vincent Edwards

J. Vincent Edwards (June 20, 1947-) also known as Edwards, J. Vincent, J. Vincent Edward or Edward, J. Vincent is a British singer and songwriter.

Discography: Nylon Stockings / To Be With You, Thanks and Who Are My Friends.

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Elton John

Elton John (March 25, 1947 Pinner-) a.k.a. Reginald Dwight, Sir Elton Hercules John CBE, Sir Elton John, Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Sharon, Sir Elton John CBE, Ser Elton Dzhon, Elton Hercules John, Reggie, Sir Elton Hercules John, John or The Rocket Man is a British musician, record producer, singer-songwriter, pianist, composer, film producer, actor, television producer and voice actor. He has two children, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.

His albums include Circle of Life, Cold as Christmas (In the Middle of the Year) / Crystal, Nikita, Pinball Wizard, Recover Your Soul, Just Like Belgium, Super Stars Best Collection, The New Collection, Ego and Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. Genres he performed: Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock, Glam rock, Piano rock, Soft rock, Country and Rhythm and blues.

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Junior Campbell

Junior Campbell (May 31, 1947 Glasgow-) otherwise known as William Campbell or Marmalade is a British singer, musician, record producer and singer-songwriter.

Genres he performed include Film score, Pop music, Northern soul, Blue-eyed soul and Rock music.

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Lenny Zakatek

Lenny Zakatek (July 29, 1947 Karachi-) also known as Zakatek, Lenny is a British singer.

Genres he performed include Funk, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Blues, Disco, Soul music and Pop music.

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Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas (January 13, 1947 Perivale-) also known as Thomas, Chris is a British record producer.

He is best known for his work with The Beatles on several projects, including the album "Let It Be" and the posthumous releases "Anthology" and "Love." Thomas has also worked with a number of other high-profile artists in his career, including Pink Floyd, Elton John, and INXS, among others. He has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and is considered a significant figure in the music industry. In addition to his work as a producer, Thomas is also a musician and has played with several bands throughout his career.

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John Porter

John Porter (September 11, 1947 Leeds-) otherwise known as Porter, John is a British record producer and bassist.

As a producer, John Porter has worked with numerous well-known artists such as The Smiths, Roxy Music, Billy Bragg, and B.B. King. He has also produced for some of the biggest selling albums of all time including Meat is Murder by The Smiths and Don't Stand So Close to Me by The Police.

Aside from his producing work, Porter is also a talented musician and bassist. He played bass for the British bands The Animals and also for Roxy Music before going on to focus on his production work.

In recent years, Porter has been involved with a number of musical organizations including the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and the Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA). He has also been involved in music education and has worked as a visiting lecturer at universities around the world.

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Lol Crème

Lol Crème (September 19, 1947 Prestwich-) also known as Lawrence Crème, Lol Creme, Crème, Lol or Laurence Neil Creme is a British singer, musician and music video director.

Genres he performed: Rock music.

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Mel Collins

Mel Collins (September 5, 1947 Isle of Man-) a.k.a. Collins, Mel or Melvyn Desmond Collins is a British musician.

His albums: A Scarcity of Miracles. His related genres: Jazz fusion and Progressive rock.

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Kiki Dee

Kiki Dee (March 6, 1947 Little Horton-) also known as Pauline Matthews or Dee, Kiki is a British singer and singer-songwriter.

Her discography includes: The Very Best Of, Loving and Free, Kiki Dee, Amoureuse, Star, The Best of Kiki Dee, Great Expectations, True Love, Don't Go Breaking My Heart and Stay With Me. Genres she performed: Pop music.

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Earl Okin

Earl Okin (January 31, 1947 Surrey-) a.k.a. Okin, Earl is a British singer-songwriter, musician, comedian and actor.

His discography includes: Bossa Britanica and Musical Genius & Sex Symbol. Genres: Jazz and Bossa nova.

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Russ Abbot

Russ Abbot (September 16, 1947 Chester-) a.k.a. Russell Roberts or Abbot, Russ is a British musician, actor, singer and comedian.

His albums: Atmosphere, All Night Holiday, A Day In The Life Of Vince Prince, Let's Go to the Disco and The Space Invaders Meet The Purple People Eater. Genres he performed: Pop music.

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Ed Welch

Ed Welch (October 22, 1947 Oxford-) a.k.a. Welch, Ed, Edward William Welch or Edward William "Ed" Welch is a British composer and film score composer.

His albums: .

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Brian Day

Brian Day (January 29, 1947 Liverpool-) is a British surgeon and physician.

He is best known for his work in promoting privatization of healthcare services in the United Kingdom. Day is the founder and president of the private healthcare company, Cambie Surgery Centre, based in Vancouver, Canada. He has been a vocal advocate for changes in the Canadian healthcare system, calling for an increase in private healthcare options. In addition to his work as a physician, Day is also a musician and has released several albums as a singer-songwriter. He has also been involved in charitable causes, including the creation of the Cambie Foundation, which supports medical research and education. Day has been recognized for his contributions to healthcare and was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2018.

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Michael Cochrane

Michael Cochrane (May 19, 1947 Brighton-) also known as Michael Dundonald Cochrane is a British actor.

Cochrane has an extensive career in stage, television, and film. He has appeared in numerous West End productions, including "The Importance of Being Earnest," "The Admirable Crichton," and "The Madness of George III." On television, he is best known for his roles in "EastEnders," "The Archers," and "The Crown." He has also appeared in several feature films, such as "The Iron Lady" and "Chariots of Fire." In addition to his work as an actor, Cochrane has also worked as a writer and director. He has written several plays, including "The Flip Side" and "Between the Lines," and has directed stage productions such as "Breaking the Code" and "The Browning Version."

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Alan Warner

Alan Warner (April 21, 1947 Paddington-) also known as Allan Warner is a British writer and musician.

Genres he performed include Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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Pip Williams

Pip Williams (October 7, 1947 Hillingdon-) is a British record producer, music arranger, guitarist and musician.

He started his career as a session musician and played guitar for various musicians and bands including Edwin Starr, Kiki Dee, and David Bowie. He later became a producer and arranger, working with artists such as The Moody Blues, Status Quo, Alvin Stardust, and The Glitter Band.

Williams is known for his work on the album "The Final Countdown" by Europe, which became a huge commercial success and is considered a classic in the rock genre. He also produced and arranged music for television and film, including the theme song for the popular British television show "Telly Addicts".

In addition to his work in the music industry, Williams is a keen golfer and has competed at a high level, including in the European Tour. He is also a supporter of the charity the Teenage Cancer Trust and has helped to raise awareness and funds for the organization through his music.

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John Horler

John Horler (February 26, 1947 Lymington-) is a British jazz musician.

His albums include Blue Jersey.

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Tony Williams

Tony Williams (August 19, 1947 Durham, England-) is a British , .

Genres he performed: Progressive rock and Folk rock.

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Paul Layton

Paul Layton (August 4, 1947 Beaconsfield-) otherwise known as Layton, Paul is a British musician, singer-songwriter, actor and songwriter.

Genres he performed include Pop music.

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