Freddie - Greatest Rock Legend Of All Time
Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has been named as the Greatest Rock Legend Of All Time.
Flamboyant Mercury, who sold 300 million records before he died of HIV induced bronchopneumonia in November 1991, beat Elvis Presley to claim the title.
The tragic star, who was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar in 1946, formed Queen in 1970 with guitarist Brian May (who hit the list at No.19!) and drummer Roger Taylor. They were later joined by bass player John Deacon.
British born rocker David Bowie came third in the survey carried out among 3,000 rock fans, followed by Jon Bon Jovi, Jimi Hendrix and Ozzy Osbourne.
Other rock gods in the top 20 list include Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and Robert Plantů we can imagine many rockers will be smashing their guitars over their absence from the list.
TOP 20 ROCK GODS
1. Freddie Mercury
2. Elvis Presley
3. David Bowie
4. Jon Bon Jovi
5. Jimi Hendrix
7. Kurt Cobain
10. Mick Jagger
11. Axl Rose
12. Steven Tyler
13. Jim Morrison
14. Paul McCartney
15. Dave Grohl
16. Robert Plant
17. Jimmy Page
18. Bruce Dickinson
19. Brian May
20. James Hetfield
A spokesman for OnePoll.com which conducted the poll said: “Freddie Mercury had it all, the voice, the image, the stage presence, everything.
“He was Queen and he was the driving force behind them. He was idolised around the world by millions of fans and his legend will live on forever.
“He combined his ear for music with an ability to deliver to stadium audiences and as such millions were devastated when HIV finally killed him in 1991.”
“The list is a diverse mix of front men, guitarists and performers.
“There are some legendary acts in the list, but it’s also good to see that modern day artists such as Dave Grohl earn respect from rock fans.”