AMP Hall of Fame

Eadweard Muybridge
Makes Kingston ‘the birthplace of film’
Arthur Chisnall
Founder of the famous Eel Pie Island Jazz Club
Eric Clapton
The Yardbirds, Cream. Voted 35th best guitarist of all time
Peter Cox
Lead singer of Go West
Sandy Denny
Lead singer of Fairport Convention
Richard Butler
Lead singer of The Psychedelic Furs
Chris Dreja
Multi-intrumentalist for The Yardbirds and Box of Frogs
Pamela Green
Fashion model of the 1950s and early 1960s
Victoria Crowe
Landscape painter
Neon Hitch
John Martyn
Folk singer, guitarist and songwriter
Tom Rowlands
One half of the Chemical Brothers
Tim Smith
Lead singer and guitarist of Cardiacs
Grime Artist and Rapper
Steven Wilson
Lead Singer of Porcupine Tree
Stanley Picker
Owner of Gala Cosmetics
Mary Quant
Trailblazing fashion designer of the 1960’s, who’s cosmetic factory was run out of Hook Rise
Bonnie Greer
Chancellor of Kingston University
Reginald Brill
Principal of Kingston School of Art, 1934-1962
Daphne Brooker
Changemaking Head of School of Fashion, Kingston Polytechnic 1962-1992
Betty Joel
Interior Designer and Furniture maker
Frank Whately
Founding director of The Rose Theatre
Dora Gordine
Sculptor and designer of Dorich House, a 1930’s Artist Studio’s
Thomas and John Fridy
Founders of what would become Kingston School of Art
Marion Shipley (nee Hinton)
Museum Curator and archaeologist responsible for the excavations of the undercroft in the 1980s
Harry Hawker
Australian aviation pioneer, buried in Kingston
The HMV dog
John ‘Rhino’ Edwards
Status Quo Bassist
Richard David James
Aphex Twin
Dame Jacqueline Wilson
Children’s book author
Sir Anthony Caro
Revered 20th century sculptor
Alfred Bestall
Illustrator of Rupert the Bear
John Galsworthy
Author of Forsythe Saga
Muriel Box
Screenwriter and film director
John Azah
Founder of the Kingston Carnival
Tom Holland
Played Spiderman 2015-2017
Katherine Parkinson
Actress in the IT Crowd
Sheridan Smith, Angellica Bell, Michael Underwood
Patrons for Creative Youth
Maude Bishop
Designed the ‘St Luke’ window in Surbiton Hill Methodist Church

‘Amp’ Kingston University / Polytechnic Hall Of Fame / Alumni

David Nash
David Chipperfield
Fiona Banner
Glenda Bailey
Fashion editor
Richard David James
AKA Aphex Twin
Tom Wright
Hamish Mackie
Joshua Kane
Menswear designer
Gitta Geschwendtner
Helen Storey
Fashion designer
John Richmond
Fashion designer
William Plunkett
Furniture designer
Mathew Hilton
Furniture designer
Jasper Morrison
Furniture designer
Ken Draper
John Bratby
Gavin Turk
Anya Gallaccio
Deborah Curtis
June Duprez
Hollywood actor
Peter Day
Special FX artist
Alan Jeapes
Graphic designer
Becky Sloan & Joe Pelling
Barbara C. Freeman
Author and illustrator
Maude Bishop
John Richmond
Oasis’ Creative Director
Nadia Jones
Soozie Jenkinson
Kay Morley
Editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar
Jane Hartley
Costume Designer

AMP Kingston:
Art, Music, Pop Fashion

The AMP Kingston Heritage Trail explores and celebrates Kingston’s rich music heritage from the 1960’s to the present day at key sites across the town.

Find out more and explore the map of venues.