Monday, November 22, 2004

Lennon Is World's Top Music Icon

John Lennon is the greatest rock and roll icon of all time, according to music fans.

The former Beatle beat Elvis Presley and David Bowie to top the list of 100 best music icons voted for by readers of Q magazine.

In a special tribute, widow Yoko Ono said Lennon - who was assassinated in 1980 - was a "driven man. He changed people's awareness in an incredible way.

"He was not afraid to tell the truth and give us a clearer picture of what was really going on."

She added: "Indeed, it is not an exaggeration to say that there was a world before John and the world after."

Here is the top 20:

1. John Lennon
2. Elvis Presley
3. David Bowie
4. Keith Richards
5. Kurt Cobain
6. Madonna
7. Bono
8. Bob Marley
9. Joe Strummer
10. Bob Dylan
11. Morrissey
12. Paul McCartney
13. Johnny Cash
14. Liam Gallagher
15. Eminem
16. Freddie Mercury
17. Mick Jagger
18. Robbie Williams
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. 2Pac



Is your favorite music icon on that list? Mine is!



3 comments:

nan said...

god bless the man in black. however, i think Jerry Garcia should be on there. did you know there's going to be a musical w/ morrisey's music??? heard it on "all things considered" recently - odd.

DM said...

YIKES! I do not share your opinion of Jerry Garcia, but I guess he might be to America what a Gallagher or a Robbie Williams might be to England.

nan said...

god bless the man in black. however, i think Jerry Garcia should be on there. did you know there's going to be a musical w/ morrisey's music??? heard it on "all things considered" recently - odd.