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  1. Famous people of the UK

  2. The most famous people in the history of the UK music are: • George Harrison (band The Beatles) • John Lennon (band The Beatles) • Paul McCartney (band The Beatles) • Richard Starkey (band The Beatles) • Robbie Williams (band Take That) • OzzyOsbourne(band Black Sabbath) • Eric Clapton ( band The Rolling Stones) • Saul Hudson (band Guns N’ Roses) • Michael Jagger (band The Rolling Stones) • Annie Lennox (band Eurythmics) Musicians

  3. George Harrison was an English musician, singer, and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. His songs with the band include "Taxman", "Within You Without You", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun", and "Something", which has become the second most-covered Beatles song. George Harrison

  4. Following the band's break-up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, from which two hit singles originated. Later, he wrote hit songs for former Beatle Richard Starkey. With Ravi Shankar, Harrison organized the Concert for Bangladesh, a precursor to later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. He achieved several best-selling singles and albums as a solo performer, and in 1988 co-founded the group Traveling Wilburys. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Harrison was married twice, first to Pattie Boyd from 1966 to 1977, and from 1978 until his death in 2001 to Olivia Trinidad Arias, with whom he had son Dhani. George with his second wife and son Dhani George with his second wife

  5. John Lennon was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of the Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". John Lennon

  6. After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to raising his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release. As of 2012, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all time.

  7. Paul McCartney is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Richard Starkey, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, and his collaboration with Lennon is one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career, later forming Wings with his first wife, Linda, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine . Paul McCartney

  8. Guinness World Records described McCartney as the "most successful composer and recording artist of all time", with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles, and as the "most successful songwriter" in United Kingdom chart history. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", more than any other song in history. McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. McCartney has married three times and is the father of five children.

  9. Richard Starkey commonly known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. When the band formed, Starr was a member of another Liverpool band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He joined the Beatles in August 1962, taking the place of Pete Best. In 2011, Starr was picked as the fifth-best drummer of all-time by Rolling Stone readers. After their break-up in 1970, Starr achieved solo musical success with several singles and albums, and recorded with each of his fellow ex-Beatles as they too developed their post-Beatle musical careers. Richard Starkey

  10. Starr married Maureen Cox in 1965 and they had three children: Zak, Jason and Lee. The couple divorced in 1975 and Maureen died in 1994. In 1980, on the set of the film Caveman, he met actress Barbara Bach, and they were married in 1981. In 1985, Starr was the first of The Beatles to become a grandfather upon the birth of Zak's daughter.

  11. Robert Peter Williams is an English singer-songwriter. He is a member of the pop group Take That, but has found greater commercial success as a solo artist. After many disagreements with the management and group members, Williams left the group in 1995 to launch his solo career. In 2010 was announced he had rejoined Take That and that the group intended to release a new album in November 2010 which became the second fastest-selling album in UK chart history and the fastest-selling record of the century so far. Robbie Williams

  12. Williams has sold over 70 million records worldwide, which ranks him among the best-selling music artists worldwide. Six of his albums are among the top 100 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom. He has also been honored with seventeen BRIT Awards, and seven ECHO Awards. In 2004, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame after being voted as the "Greatest Artist of the 1990s." Williams is married to actress Ayda Field. In May 2012, Williams revealed that he and his wife Ayda were expecting the birth of a daughter. The couple welcomed baby daughter on 18 September 2012.

  13. John Michael Osbourneis an English heavy metal, Grammy Award winning vocalist and songwriter, whose musical career has spanned over 40 years. Osbourne rose to prominence as lead singer of the pioneering English band Black Sabbath, whose dark and hard sound helped spawn the heavy metal genre. Due to his distinctive voice and Sabbath's style, Osbourne became known as the "Prince of Darkness“ and as the "Godfather of Heavy Metal“. OzzyOsbourne

  14. John Osbourne is married to Sharon Rachel Levy. In the early 2000s, he became a star in his own reality show The Osbournes, alongside wife and manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack. A documentary about his life and career, God Bless OzzyOsbourne, premiered in April 2011 at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released on DVD in November 2011.Osbourne has achieved multi-platinum status as a solo artist and with Black Sabbath has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.

  15. Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English musician, singer, songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and a founder member of The Rolling Stones. Jagger'scareer has spanned over 50 years. He has been described as "one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll“. His distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards' guitar style, have been the trademark of The Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Rolling Stones. In 1985, Jagger released his first solo album, She's the Boss. In 2009, he joined the electric group Super Heavy. Mick Jagger

  16. In 1970 he began a relationship with Bianca De Macias, whom he married in May 1971. The couple separated in 1977. In late 1977, he began seeing model Jerry Hall, while still married to Bianca. After a lengthy cohabitation and several children together, the couple married in 1990. Jagger later contested the validity of the ceremony, and the marriage was annulled in August 1999. With Marsha Hunt, he has daughter KarisJagger, with Bianca De Macias, he has daughter Jade Jagger, with Jerry Hall he has two daughters Elizabeth Jaggerand Georgia Jaggerand two sons James Jagger and Gabriel Jagger, and with Luciana GimenezMorad he has a son Lucas Jagger.