Madonna at #8 in new survey about best live solo artist of all time
Robbie Williams has beaten the likes of Elton John, Madonna, David Bowie and Elvis Presley to the title of Best Live Solo Artist of All Time. Rockers U2 were named Best Live Band of All Time in The Carling Music Survey. They were followed by a host of British bands, like Queen in second place, Oasis (3rd), the Rolling Stones (4th), and Radiohead (5th). Former Take That star Williams beat legends like Bowie into second place, followed by Morrissey, Presley, Elton John and Jimi Hendrix.
Paul Weller came seventh, beating Madonna (8th), Michael Jackson (9th) and Bob Dylan (10th). The top ten list of best live bands also includes The Who (6th), followed by Guns n’ Roses, Coldplay, Faithless and REM.
The Stone Roses album of the same name has been voted the Best Album of All Time, followed by Nirvana’s Nevermind, and Oasis’ Definitely Maybe.Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit is the Best Single of All Time, followed by John Lennon’s Imagine and Joy Division’s Love will Tear Us Apart.
The survey of 5,000 people nationwide (UK) was Commissioned by Carling to celebrate Britain’s live music scene.
Carling spokesman Martin Coyle said: “Rock clearly wins out in the Best Live Band of All-Time category which is mostly made up of great British bands like Queen, Radiohead and Coldplay.
“It’s great to see that current bands like Oasis can sit comfortably alongside rock greats like The Who and Rolling Stones – the future of rock and roll certainly looks in safe hands.”
BEST LIVE SOLO ARTIST OF ALL TIME
1. Robbie Williams
2. David Bowie
4. Elvis Presley
5. Elton John
6. Jimi Hendrix
7. Paul Weller
9. Michael Jackson
10. Bob Dylan
BEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME
1. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
2. Nirvana – Nevermind
3. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
4. Radioheads – The Bends
5. Coldplay – Parachutes
6. The Beatles – Revolver
7. U2 – Joshua Tree
8. Guns ‘N’ Roses – Appetite for destruction
9. Madonna – Like A Prayer
10. Stereophinics – Performance & Cocktails
Source: Manchester Evening News.