The Brits have dubbed Queen front man Freddy Mercury the greatest rock legend of all time in a new survey out today. Elvis Presley narrowly missed out on the rock n' roll crown coming in second, while Woodstock veteran Jimi Hendrix was hot on his heels in third place.
Other contenders include Brit rockers Slash, Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton.
The research commissioned to coincide with the launch of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, also reveals the most memorable moment in rock history is Ozzy Osbourne biting off a bat's head on stage. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is a video game that allows players to strum along to rock hits.
1. Freddie Mercury
2. Elvis Presley
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Ozzy Osborne
5. Jon Bon Jovi
8. Eric Clapton
9. Mick Jagger
10. David Bowie
Top Rockers Ranked In The UKNovember 23, 2007 | People Source:Herald Sun
Brian Quinn wrote on November 23, 2007
Freddie Mercury No.1. In his dreams.
Tony D. wrote on November 23, 2007
Don't worry, there'll be a similar poll to this published next week!! And the week after that, and the week after that....
theoldscudder wrote on November 23, 2007
Elvis not #1. No Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee. These guys were gods in the UK. I guess the older people that are still around are either too old, too tired, or just too disinterested to vote anymore. Bon Jovi? Bon Jovi? There's only one King & it ain't Freddie Mercury.
Steve V wrote on November 23, 2007
Bon Jovi is a joke. He doesn't belong here at all. At least if youre gonna vote an Italian Jersey rocker on the list make it Springsteen. Old Scudder - with the way these votes went, I'm grateful Elvis was even no. 2. Ozzy? Slash? Oh my. You know those who voted for these dont know who Gene, Eddie, Jerry Lee, Chuck, or Fats is. Meatloaf? One hit LP? Please!
old shep wrote on November 26, 2007
The poll of course omitted to tell the age group of those who voted and as theoldscudder pointed out this reflects to the advantage of some of the names on the list who couldn't hold a candle to names such as Buddy Holly,Eddie Cochran and of course Elvis who's status and achievements are beyond any doubt.
ger wrote on November 30, 2007
What no Cliff
John4126 wrote on December 02, 2007