Frank Sinatra Tops BBC Singer's Poll

Frank Sinatra has beaten Elvis Presley in a poll of the 20th century's greatest voices, the British Broadcasting Corp. said Saturday. Sinatra topped the list of the 100 voices of the century, compiled by BBC Radio 2 using a variety of data including votes by listeners and a panel of singers and music experts. Nat ``King'' Cole was third, fourth and fifth spots went to jazz great Ella Fitzgerald and crooner Bing Crosby. The full Top 10: 1. Frank Sinatra; 2. Elvis Presley; 3. Nat ``King'' Cole; 4. Ella Fitzgerald; 5. Bing Crosby; 6. John Lennon; 7. Aretha Franklin; 8. Billie Holiday; 9. Barbra Streisand; and 10. Freddie Mercury.
Source: BBC / Updated: Apr 15, 2001 
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