The MSG Votes Are In

MSG had a poll on its site to decide which of the acts that performed there is the best. Of course Elvis is listed, and the results are in. More than 1 million votes were tallied. 

Here's the top 10:
  1. Rolling Stones 53.9%
  2. Led Zeppelin 20.9%
  3. Elvis Presley, 20.6%
  4. Village People, 3.0%
  5. Concert for Bangladesh, 0.30%
  6. Fleetwood Mac, 0.28%
  7. The Who, 0.19%
  8. Bruce Springsteen, 0.15%
  9. KISS, 0.11%
  10. Johnny Cash, 0.10%
The top-10 finishers will move on to the next round, which begins December 3. 
Source: Madison Square Garden: 100 Best / Updated: Nov 11, 2009 
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Reactions

benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2009report abuse
have to agree with Steve V , and good remark by King Creole : Elvis was a solo atist . Should not be compared with groups. Always El.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2009report abuse
As said before,I wasn't asked my opinion,so this list is a nonsense anyway. Someones having a laugh with the Villafe Peope,might as well put the Archies in as well.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2009report abuse
YMCA don't make me puke lol
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2009report abuse
i wonder how many people who voted actually saw all or indeed any of these acts to compare them?
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
Hey, Elvis is the #1 SOLO artist on this list! The Stones and Zeppelin are groups, so that's something. So the top 3 artists (singular) who performed at the Garden were Elvis, Bruce and Johnny Cash. I can live with that list!
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
I love YMCA - pity Elvis didnt sing it.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
Was there one vote for one person? Maybe Mick voted over & over again for himself. Just a thought.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
well steve you have a point there, i agree with you
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
What a ridiculous poll. Village People before The Who, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce. Oh my. Elvis did quite well considering he only played there once and only the top 3 artists show over 10 %.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
The Village People have 3%, 17% behind Elvis! However, had Elvis gained just 0.4% more votes he would have beaten Led Zeppelin. Organised voting of course for them & the Stones, but next time Guys & Gals let's show that we can do the same! It's a matter of principle!
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
so i guess the fight is not over yet,and yes Elvis should be on top of the list,now he is third at least his performances still amazes people,and think of this he leaves so many performers behind him I love those MSG Performances of Elvis Always El
Jerome-the-third (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
village people?..
loftmanuk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
I wonder how long they can make this poll last for? Next time it will be the top five move on to the next round, then the top three. This poll could turn into a long running series.
drelviseyes (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
My guess is that of the more than 1 million people that voted, only 25% were even alive when Elvis performed there so coming in with over 20% is amazing. If this poll were 20 years ago Elvis would have come in first.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
What I find more incredible about this poll is that 2 guys who originally came from Sun Records, Presley & Cash, made this list. They both had humble beginnings but both had their own influence on te music world.
Sparky (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
Third is fairly respectable, given that Elvis only sang at MSG on four occasions. Bu look at number four - the Village People? What sort of poll was this?
Musicwizard (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2009report abuse
We all know Elvis tops this list or should I say any list.

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