Top Rockers Ranked In The UK

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 6. Slash 7. Meatloaf 8. Eric Clapton 9. Mick Jagger 10. David Bowie
Source: Herald Sun / Updated: Nov 23, 2007 
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John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2007report abuse
Who cares?
ger (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2007report abuse
What no Cliff
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 26, 2007report abuse
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.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2007report abuse
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!
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2007report abuse
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.
colnago (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2007report abuse
Freddie Mercury was excellent but all rockers drew something from Elvis Presley.Elvis should be no 1 because he had the voice,the looks,the moves and of course unbelievable charisma.Somebody on youtube put it nicely when they said Elvis was the first person to be truly cool and he tore up every song he did.
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2007report abuse
Don't worry, there'll be a similar poll to this published next week!! And the week after that, and the week after that....
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2007report abuse
Freddie Mercury No.1. In his dreams.

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