British music stars born in 1954

Here are 34 famous musicians from United Kingdom were born in 1954:

Anthony Head

Anthony Head (February 20, 1954 Camden Town-) a.k.a. アントニー・ヘッド, Anthony Head, アントニー・スチュアート・ヘッド, Tony, Anthony Stewart Head & George Sarah or Anthony Stewart Head is a British actor, musician, voice actor and singer. He has two children, Emily Head and Daisy Head.

His discography includes: Sweet Transvestite, Around the World in Eighty Days, Music for Elevators and Staring at the Sun.

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Judith Weir

Judith Weir (May 11, 1954 Cambridge-) also known as Weir, Judith is a British composer.

Her albums: 3 Operas.

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Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson (January 4, 1954-) is a British , .

His albums: BBC Music, Volume 18, Number 5: Symphony No. 4 / Konzertstück for Four Horns (BBC Philharmonic) and Serenade / Les Illuminations / Nocturne.

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Gary Wilmot

Gary Wilmot (May 8, 1954 Lambeth-) is a British singer, comedian and actor.

His most recognized albums: The Album.

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Graeme Taylor

Graeme Taylor (February 2, 1954 Stockwell-) is a British guitarist.

He is best known for being a member of the British heavy metal band, Satan. He joined the band in the early 1980s and has since been a consistent member. Taylor's guitar skills have been praised by many, and his contributions to Satan's music have helped the band retain its cult following over the years. In addition to his work with Satan, Taylor has also worked as a session musician for various other bands and artists. He continues to perform and record with Satan to this day.

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Vivien Goldman

Vivien Goldman (August 25, 1954 London-) also known as Goldman, Vivien is a British journalist and writer.

Her albums: Dirty Washing.

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Stephen Lipson

Stephen Lipson (March 16, 1954-) also known as Steve Lipson, S.J. Lipson or Lipson, Stephen is a British record producer, recording engineer, guitarist and songwriter.

He has produced albums for many well-known artists such as Annie Lennox, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Pet Shop Boys, Jeff Beck, and Will Young. Lipson has won several awards for his work, including three Grammy Awards for his work with Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, and Jeff Beck. In addition to his work in music production, Lipson is also a skilled musician and has released several albums as a solo artist. He has also performed as a session guitarist for artists such as Nile Rodgers and Mick Jagger.

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Pete Byrne

Pete Byrne (June 9, 1954 England-) is a British singer.

He is best known as the lead vocalist for the band Naked Eyes, which had several hits in the 1980s, including "Promises, Promises" and a cover of Burt Bacharach's "Always Something There to Remind Me." Byrne formed the band with Rob Fisher in 1982 and they disbanded in 1985. Byrne continued to release music as a solo artist and also had success as a songwriter, co-writing songs for other artists such as Tina Turner and Sophie B. Hawkins. In 2007, Naked Eyes reemerged with Byrne as the sole original member and has continued to tour and release new music.

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Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton (May 28, 1954 Fulham-) also known as Andrew Neil Hamilton, Andrew Neil or Hamilton is a British writer, comedian, screenwriter, actor, television producer, television director, voice actor, presenter and playwright. He has three children, Pip Hamilton, Bob Hamilton and Isobel Hamilton.

Related albums: Old Harry's Game, Volume 1.

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Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr (May 9, 1954 Rochdale-) also known as Jungr, Barb is a British singer.

Her most well known albums: Every Grain of Sand, Walking in the Sun, Bare, Chanson: The Space In Between, Waterloo Sunset, Wicked, Durga Rising: An Indo-Jazz Adventure, Hell Bent Heaven Bound II: Money the £inal £rontier, Canada and Love Me Tender. Her related genres: Jazz, Blues, Cabaret and Soul music.

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Liz Robertson

Liz Robertson (May 4, 1954 Ilford-) is a British singer and actor.

She began her career as a vocalist in the girl group, The Young Generation, which led to appearances on various television shows including The Benny Hill Show and The Morecambe and Wise Show. Robertson went on to star in numerous West End productions including playing Maria in the 1980 revival of The Sound of Music at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. She received critical acclaim for her performances in the original London productions of Song and Dance and the 1985 revival of My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. In addition to her stage work, Robertson has made appearances on film and television, including an episode of Midsomer Murders and a small role in the 2006 film, V for Vendetta. She has also released several albums and has performed in concerts and cabarets around the world.

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Simon Fisher Turner

Simon Fisher Turner (November 21, 1954 Dover-) otherwise known as Simon Turner, The King of Luxembourg, Simon Fisher-Turner, Deux Filles, Dr. Simon Turner, Monday Sinclair, Loveletter, Live Blue Roma, Claudine Coule, Fisher Turner, Simon F. Turner, S.F.T., SFT, Fisher-Turner or S. Fisher Turner is a British musician, actor, songwriter, film score composer, composer and record producer.

His albums include Sex Appeal, The Many Moods of Simon Turner, Royal Bastard, Revox, Volume I, Sir" / Royal Bastard, Caravaggio 1610, Lana Lara Lata, Nadja, Riviera Faithfull and Still Moving Light. Genres related to him: Experimental music, Indie pop, Ambient music and Glam rock.

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Shane Fontayne

Shane Fontayne (May 10, 1954 London-) also known as Michael Barakan or Mick Barakan is a British session musician, audio engineer and guitarist. He has one child, Shane Barakan.

Genres he performed include Pop music and Rock music.

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Brian Devoil

Brian Devoil (July 20, 1954-) a.k.a. Devoil, Brian is a British , .

Brian Devoil (July 20, 1954-) a.k.a. Devoil, Brian is a British voice actor and actor. He is most well known for his voice acting work in the gaming industry, providing the voice of various characters in popular video games such as Assassin's Creed, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Devoil has also appeared in several movies and TV shows, including Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, and Doctors. He has also lent his voice to various commercials and documentaries. In addition to his acting career, Devoil is also a trained chef and has worked in numerous restaurants across the UK.

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello (August 25, 1954 Paddington-) also known as Declan Patrick MacManus, D.P. Costello, Little Hands of Concrete, The Right Reverend Jimmy Quickly, D.P.A. MacManus, The Imposter, Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus, Napoleon Dynamite, Howard Coward, Eamonn Singer, Elvis Costello and The Attractions, MacManus, Declan Patrick Aloysius, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Emotional Toothpaste or The Little Hands Of Concrete is a British musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and film score composer. He has three children, Dexter Henry Lorcan MacManus, Frank Harlan James MacManus and Matthew MacManus.

Discography: The Man: The Best of Elvis Costello, Sulky Girl, Stiffed Again, So Like Candy, Plugging the Gaps, Extreme Honey: The Very Best of the Warner Bros. Years, Elvis Goes to Paris... and the Attractions Don't (1984-11-26: Paris, France), Costello & Nieve, "Il Sogno" Suite and Il Sogno. Genres he performed: Rock music, Pub rock, New Wave, Punk rock, 20th-century classical music, Country, Hard rock, Post-punk and Power pop.

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Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox (December 25, 1954 Aberdeen-) also known as Anne Lennox, Annie Lenox, annie_lennox, Ann Lennox, Lennox, Annie, Ann Griselda Lennox, Ann ""Annie"" Lennox or A. Lennox is a British singer-songwriter, actor, musician and political activist. She has three children, Lola Fruchtmann, Tali Fruchtmann and Daniel Fruchtmann.

Her discography includes: Precious, Why, Little Bird / Love Song for a Vampire, Live in Central Park, No More "I Love You's", Bare, Dance Vault Mixes - Pavement Cracks, A Whiter Shade of Pale, Cold and Love Song for a Vampire. Genres: Pop music, Rock music, Blue-eyed soul, Rhythm and blues, New Wave, Pop rock, Contemporary R&B, Soul music, Electronica and Synthpop.

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Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes (March 3, 1954 London-) a.k.a. Merrick or Christopher Merrick Hughes is a British record producer, drummer and composer. He has two children, Alexa Louise Florence Hughes and Hollie Rose Hughes.

His albums: Shift: From the Music of Steve Reich.

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Gary Yershon

Gary Yershon (November 2, 1954 London-) is a British composer and actor.

His albums: Mr. Turner.

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Benedict Mason

Benedict Mason (February 23, 1954 England-) also known as Ben Mason is a British film score composer and composer.

His albums include String Quartet / Double Concerto / Self-Referential Songs and Realistic Virelais.

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Aneka (November 20, 1954 Scotland-) is a British singer.

Her albums: Japanese Boy and Japanese Boy. Her related genres: Pop music, New Wave and Folk music.

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Andrew Poppy

Andrew Poppy (May 29, 1954 Kent-) also known as Poppy, Andrew is a British , .

His albums: The Beating of Wings, Under the Son, Alphabed: A Mystery Dance, Time at Rest Devouring Its Secret, Another Language, Shiny Floor Shiny Ceiling, Running Naked Through the Garment District, Ophelia / Ophelia, ... And the Shuffle of Things and Blood Sugar.

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Kate Garner

Kate Garner (July 9, 1954 Wigan-) is a British singer and photographer.

She is best known for being the lead vocalist of the 1980s new wave band Haysi Fantayzee. After the band disbanded in 1983, Garner pursued a career in photography and became a successful fashion and music photographer, working with notable artists such as Björk, Gwen Stefani, and Marilyn Manson. She has also published several photography books, including "Dreamscapes" and "Japan Street Style". In recent years, Garner has been primarily focused on her photography career and has exhibited her works in galleries around the world.

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Mari Wilson

Mari Wilson (September 29, 1954 Neasden-) also known as Wilson, Mari is a British singer.

Her albums include Cry Me a River, The Rhythm Romance, The Platinum Collection, Showpeople, Beat the Beat and Just What I Always Wanted. Genres: Jazz and Pop music.

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Stephen Barlow

Stephen Barlow (June 30, 1954 England-) a.k.a. Stephen William Barlow is a British conductor, composer and pianist.

He was educated at the Royal College of Music, where he studied composition with Joseph Horovitz and conducting with Norman Del Mar. Barlow served as Artistic Director of the Buxton International Festival from 2012 to 2018, during which time he directed highly acclaimed productions of operas by composers including Mozart, Verdi, and Donizetti. In addition to his work as a conductor and composer, Barlow has also been an advocate for music education and served as a mentor for young musicians.

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Steve Kilbey

Steve Kilbey (September 13, 1954 Welwyn Garden City-) also known as Kilbey, Steve or Steven John Kilbey is a British singer-songwriter, bassist, music producer, poet and painter.

His albums: Remindlessness, Earthed, Acoustic & Intimate, Dabble, Narcosis +, The Slow Crack, Unearthed, Painkiller, Narcosis EP and Narcosis + More. Genres: Psychedelic rock, Alternative rock, Dream pop, Post-punk and New Wave.

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Tony Brock

Tony Brock (March 31, 1954 Poole-) is a British drummer.

He is best known for his work as the drummer for the bands The Babys and Rod Stewart. Brock first gained attention as a member of the popular English rock band The Babys in the late 1970s, playing on their hit singles "Isn't It Time" and "Every Time I Think of You." After The Babys disbanded in 1981, he went on to collaborate with a number of high-profile musicians, including Jeff Beck and Bernie Taupin. In the mid-1980s, Brock joined Rod Stewart's touring band, and continued to play with Stewart through the early 1990s. In addition to his work as a drummer, Brock has also worked as a producer and songwriter, and has released several solo albums. He is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and versatile drummers in rock music history.

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Barrington Pheloung

Barrington Pheloung (May 10, 1954 Manly-) also known as Barrington Somers Pheloung, Phe Loung, Barington Pheloung, Pheloung, Barrington or Barrington Phelan is a British composer, film score composer and conductor.

His albums include Nostradamus: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Shopgirl, Hilary and Jackie, Inspector Morse, Lewis, The Essential Inspector Morse Collection, The Magic of Inspector Morse, Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – Director’s Cut Original Soundtrack, Inspector Morse and Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror Original Soundtrack. Genres he performed: Classical music.

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Kris Needs

Kris Needs (July 2, 1954-) a.k.a. Midi - Evil or Needs, Kris is a British journalist.

He is primarily known for his work covering music, particularly in the fields of punk and electronic dance music. Needs began his career as a freelance music journalist in the late 1970s, writing for publications such as Sounds and Melody Maker. He later served as the editor of Zigzag magazine and co-authored the book "Joe Strummer and the Legend of the Clash."

In addition to his work as a writer, Needs has also worked as a DJ and record producer. He helped produce the seminal electronic track "Pacific State" by 808 State and has remixed tracks by artists such as Primal Scream and The Orb. Needs continues to write about music, often focusing on lesser-known and underground artists.

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Neil Tennant

Neil Tennant (July 10, 1954 North Shields-) also known as Tennant, Neil, Neil Francis Tennant or Pet Shop Boys is a British singer, musician, singer-songwriter, film score composer and keyboard player.

His albums: Back to Mine: Pet Shop Boys and The Most Incredible Thing. Genres he performed include Synthpop, Dance music, Electronica, Alternative rock, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music and Electropop.

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Peter White

Peter White (September 20, 1954 Luton-) also known as White, Peter is a British guitarist, songwriter and musician.

His albums include Playin' Favorites, By Candlelight, Caravan of Dreams, Confidential, Excusez-Moi, Perfect Moment, Promenade, Reflections, Glow and Réveillez-vous. Genres related to him: Alternative rock, Smooth jazz and Jazz fusion.

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Marie McLaughlin

Marie McLaughlin (November 2, 1954 Hamilton-) also known as McLaughlin, Marie is a British actor and opera singer.

Related albums: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 13: Lieder Sacred & Profane, Requiem, Songs of Scotland and Le Nozze di Figaro.

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Jack Hues

Jack Hues (December 10, 1954 Gillingham-) otherwise known as Jeremy Allan Ryder or Jeremy Ryder is a British singer, guitarist and musician. He has one child, Jack Ryder.

Genres he performed include New Wave, Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock and Dance music.

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Alan Oke

Alan Oke (February 27, 1954 London-) is a British singer and opera singer.

Alan Oke studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and then joining the English National Opera in 1984. He has performed in various prestigious companies such as the Bayerische Staatsoper, The Royal Opera House, and The Metropolitan Opera. He has also performed internationally in countries such as France, Italy, Australia, and China. He is best known for his portrayal of Captain Vere in Billy Budd and Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw. In addition to his opera performances, he has also been involved in several contemporary music projects and has premiered many new works.

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Barry Upton

Barry Upton (February 25, 1954 Hastings-) otherwise known as Upton, Barry is a British , .

songwriter, record producer, and music executive. He began his music career in the 1970s as a member of the pop band, Brotherhood of Man. Together, they won the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest with their song "Save Your Kisses for Me". After the band disbanded in 1984, Upton transitioned into songwriting and producing for various artists, including Steps and Boyzone.

In 1997, Upton co-founded the record label, Metrophonic, which has worked with popular artists such as Kylie Minogue, Westlife, and Olly Murs. He has also served as a judge on various music competitions, including Popstars and X Factor Ukraine.

Throughout his career, Upton has received several awards for his contributions to the music industry. In 2019, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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