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"TAXI": 5 UK popstars who have surprised cabbies with a street hail

Updated: Feb 13, 2022

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On a busy day, a taxi driver will see a multitude of hands go up roadside and by the end of a shift, who they have picked up can be nothing but a blur. Unless of course the person picked up was a UK superstar.

Taxi drivers have shared some of the most famous passengers they've ever had in their cabs. Here we list 5 of the most famous musicians and popstars to ever represent the UK music industry.

First we start with possibly one of the most famous men on the planet, known for his time in the rock band; The Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney.

The Beatles, who were comprised of four members, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and of course Sir Paul himself shot to fame in the 60s.

Sir Paul McCartney is known to be fond of catching a London taxi and has even graced the cab of one of TaxiPoint's editors.

The Beatles are estimated to have sales of 600 million units worldwide and are regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time.

Next up we have an English singer and songwriter, Liam Gallagher, known for his role as the lead singer of rock band, Oasis, in which his brother Noel Gallagher also played.

Liam has reportedly caught a number of taxis around the UK, with drivers always proud to share stories of the straight-to-the-point rocker.

From rock band to pop group, next up on our top 5 list is Robbie Williams. Robbie came to fame with his role in the group, Take That, in the early 90s.

Following his huge success with Take That, Robbie went on to release a number of solo albums which were received with high praise and success by the music industry.

Robbie has been known to not shy away from hailing a taxi from time to time.

Next on our list is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer and record producer. As the lead singer of pop band, Culture Club, who were at the height of their success in the mid 80s, this pop icon was known for his soulful voice and flamboyant outfits. You may have guess it, yes it's the one and only, instantly recognisable, Boy George.

In 2002, Boy George was voted 46th in the BBC poll of Greatest Britains.

Last but not least, we have a rap star who took UK popular music by storm. In 2014 he, as the kids say, "blew up" on the UK underground rap scene with his freestyle unique rapping ability.

Since then, he's gone on to have a number of UK hits, which lead to him winning Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards.

Stormzy, real name Michael, was born and raised in Croydon, South London. From Croydon to Somerset, Stormzy went on to headline at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival. London cabbie Luke, told TaxiPoint he was well and truly speechless when he realised he had just been hailed by one of the biggest popstars in the UK right now.


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