Undoubtedly, British rock has always been characterized by the great quality of their bands, many of these precursors of various genres that would forever change the music, this time I offer you this list / tribute of the 10 greatest bands of all time British rock, I hope you enjoy it and if you propose a better list it is welcome.
Bassist Rick Savage, guitarist Pete Willis and drummer Tony Kenning all students at Tapton School in Sheffield (United Kingdom) in 1977, come together to form the rock band “Atomic Mass”. Immediately their vocalist joins them, Joe Elliott, who originally had to audition as guitarist for the band. During his youth, Savage was considered a young talent who emerged in football. He was seduced to join Sheffield United - despite being a fan of the rival, Sheffield Wednesday - and played for that team a few years, but preferred to form a band. They adopt the name of “Deaf Leopard” (Leopard Deaf) thanks to an old idea of Elliot, but they assume Tony Kenning's suggestion to modify it slightly to Def Leppard to avoid the connection with punk bands.
Formed in 1976 Joy Division would be a pioneer of the post punk, dark and gothic movement because they not only had a sinister sound; but his lyrics were obsessed with despair and death, products of the depressive illness suffered by his vocalist Ian Curtis (one of the so-called “cursed poets”), bands like Bauhaus, Depeche Mode or The Cure among others owe much to Joy Division
One of the creative bands of punk, with only a few singles and a studio album "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" a Sex Pistols is recognized as one of the most influential bands in rock history, Sid Vicious is synonymous with Punk, Anarchy and Rebellion.
The Verve (originally Verve) was a British Brit Pop band formed in Wigan, England, in 1989. Although at first, it was marked by the Shoegaze movement of the late 80s, its history throughout the years I derive to a Rock closer to bands of the previously individualized current (Britpop). It was originally composed by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Simon Tong subsequently joined as a guitarist. It was one of the most important British groups of the 1990s, despite internal discussions, health problems, drug addictions and various lawsuits that affected its members.
Together with Black Sabbath she is considered one of the pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock. Throughout their career they have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and were recognized as the noisiest band in the world by the Guinness book of records in the 70s.
The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964. Originally it was called The Detours, although shortly thereafter they would adopt the name of The High Numbers to later go on to be called The Who. The band was born in London, England. The "classical" lineup was composed of Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass) and Keith Moon (drums). Townshend was the main composer: he wrote most of the band's songs and was responsible for the concepts and stories of albums such as Tommy and Quadrophenia and the Lifehouse project. Entwistle also composed an important part of the songs of The Who, and was responsible for some important songs of the band, in which he sang (Townshend only sang in some of his own songs).
Formed in 1979 The Cure has influenced and continues to influence many bands like The Killers, Cranes, Deftones, AFI, Interpol, and right here in Latin America the influence it had on groups like Caifanes or Soda Stereo is undeniable. Sir Roberth Smith is a wonder musically speaking since he knows how to play guitars of 6 and 12 strings, bass of 4 and 6 strings, double bass, piano, drums, violin, trumpet and trombone in various combinations.
Precursors of Heavy Metal, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi created a sound that would be the obligatory reference for any band that boasts of playing metal.
The Police (in Spanish The Police) was an English rock band, whose style had strong influences of reggae and jazz. It was formed in 1977 and they played officially until March 1984 (they never issued a statement on its dissolution). It was formed by Sting, voice and bass; Andy Summers, guitar and choirs and Stewart Copeland, drums and choirs.
Arctic Monkeys is an English indie rock band  from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, England. Formed in 2002, the band is currently composed of lead guitarist and vocalist Alex Turner, guitarist Jamie Cook, drummer Matt Helders and Nick O'Malley on bass, a position formerly occupied by Andy Nicholson. Arctic Monkeys achieved popularity on the charts with its debut single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," which placed first in the UK Singles Chart.  His debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, released on January 23, 2006, was the best-selling debut album in the first week of sale in music history until that time. The album received acclaim from critics, winning the Mercury Price and the Brit Award in 2007 as "best British album."  The band's second album, Favorite Worst Nightmare, was released on April 23, 2007, which sold more than 225,000 copies in its first week of release, in addition to being nominated for the 2007 Mercury Prize. The band also won Best British band awards and best British album at the 2008 Brit Awards. Arctic Monkeys are generally considered part of the post punk revival scene, alongside bands like Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and Bloc Party. They began to be known through demos made by fans and distribution of files online. They were announced as one of the first acts of public attention via the Internet, this cataloged them as "the band that could have changed the music market".
U2 is one of the most popular bands in the world since the mid-1980s. It has sold more than 190 million records around the world, has six albums that have reached number 1 on the list of hits in the United States and others Nine in the United Kingdom. U2 is one of the most successful groups of all time. They have been awarded 22 Grammy Awards, the highest figure for a rock band or artist. and although they are not British ... it is one of the most listened to bands is this country so I put them ...
Iron Maiden is a British heavy metal band founded in 1975 by bassist and sole original member Steve Harris. The group has published numerous studio albums, live albums, compilations, EPs, singles, music videos and compilation boxes. After several auditions and several changes in his training, he settled with vocalist Paul Di'Anno, guitarists Dave Murray and Dennis Stratton and drummer Clive Burr. They published their self-titled debut album in 1980, quickly becoming one of the most representative groups of the new wave of British heavy metal.  Later that year, Stratton was replaced by guitarist Adrian Smith, with whom they published the successful and consistent Killers (1981),  singer Bruce Dickinson replaced Di'Anno, marking the beginning of a series of releases of impact, entering the top (the Top 10) of the bestseller lists.  In 1982 they would put into circulation their "masterpiece", The Number of the Beast,  which would become the first album of the band that led the bestseller lists in the United Kingdom, received a platinum record of the RIAA industry. The drummer Nicko McBrain replaced Burr,  with which they released Piece of Mind (1983), followed by Powerslave (1984).  Iron Maiden would open its sound to new records with the use of synthesizers in Somewhere in Time (1986).  His next concept album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Radiohead is an English alternative rock band originally from Abingdon, formed in 1985. Since its formation the band is composed of Thom Yorke (vocals, rhythm guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (keyboard, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass, synthesizers ), Phil Selway (percussion) and Ed O'Brien (guitar, second voice). Radiohead released their first single, "Creep," in 1992. The song was initially a commercial failure, but became a worldwide success for several months after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Radiohead's popularity in the United Kingdom increased with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead's third album, OK Computer (1997), which deals with the issues of alienation and globalization, has been hailed as a historical recording from the 1990s
For some this is the greatest band of all time, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham created an unmistakable sound full of power that many now want to emulate.
The Rolling Stones
With more than 4 decades influencing the world Keith Richards and Mick Jagger form one of the best musical composition duos, The Rolling Stones continue with the same intensity as when they started.
Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London in 1997. The group consists of Chris Martin (voice, keyboard, guitar), Jon Buckland (lead guitar), Guy Berryman (electric bass) and Will Champion (drums, choirs and other instruments). The first works of Coldplay caused that the band was compared repeatedly with artists like Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, U2 and Travis.  They achieved international success with the release of their single "Yellow", followed by their debut album, Parachutes (2000), which was nominated for the Mercury Awards. His second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) won multiple awards, including the Album of the Year according to the NME weekly. Although his third album, X&Y (2005) did not cause such enthusiasm, he also had a positive reception. The band's fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008) was produced by Brian Eno and generated excellent reviews, receiving Grammy Awards nominations and other tributes.  Coldplay has sold fifty million copies internationally.  Coldplay is also the artist with the most listeners of the famous music page Last.fm exceeding 3 million people
Responsible for one of the best rock albums of all time "The Dark Side of the Moon" is a mixture of progressive and psychedelic music that takes you to distant places, David Gilmour and Roger Waters are the icons of this wonderful band.
Oasis was a British rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Initially known as The Rain, the band was formed by singer Liam Gallagher, guitarist Paul Arthurs, bassist Paul McGuigan and drummer Tony McCarroll, who were later He would join Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher as composer and lead guitarist. Musically their main influences were, according to themselves, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Stone Roses and The Who. They have also named, among others, The Stooges, The Kinks, The Smiths and Neil Young.  Due to the 7.5 million copies sold of his debut album Definitely Maybe, the 22 million copies sold of his second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?,  and the fact that his third album Be Here Now became the fastest selling album in the history of the United Kingdom with 420,000 copies sold only on the day of his departure, Oasis is considered one of the largest musical ensembles in his country. They also published 33 singles, of which 9 of them reached the No. 1 spot on the British charts, and 2 of them ranked No. 1 on the U.S. charts.
It is indisputable that Queen is considered one of the best bands not only British, but in history, led by the considered best vocalist of all time: Freddie Mercury, Queen are creators of what is considered one of the best song of all The story: Bohemian Raphsody. Bonus Gamer: Try to play survival in Left 4 Dead 2 with this song and you will see that it would suck.
The Beatles were initiators of the so-called "British invasion" and is considered the band that has most influenced popular culture, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have the best rock record of all time “Sgt peppers lonely hearts club band.”