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Posted: 01 Jan 07, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen named 'Greatest British band of all time'
Tuesday Jan 2 11:53 AEDT
The flamboyant rock group Queen has upstaged the Beatles to win the title of "Greatest British Band of All Time" in a vote organized by BBC Radio.

Queen garnered 400 more votes than the Beatles when more than 20,000 listeners were asked to choose from among five bands that also included the Rolling Stones, Take That and Oasis.

The five emerged from a list of thousands of nominations.

Each group was judged on song-writing, lyrics, live performances, originality and showmanship during a three-hour show in which people voted by email, text and phone.

The Rolling Stones came third in the vote, followed by Oasis in fourth and Take That in fifth.

A BBC spokesman said the vote for Queen had been boosted by a celebrity nomination from teen favourites McFly, who said they had been inspired by the rockers.

Queen, led by their iconic frontman Freddie Mercury who died from an AIDS-related illness in 1991, released a string of hits through the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=174755


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Posted: 02 Jan 07, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great news!! me happy :))

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Posted: 02 Jan 07, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I knew that ^_^


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Posted: 02 Jan 07, 15:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i read it in the news :)

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Posted: 24 Mar 07, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen are the best band ever-and they will live 4ever :)

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Posted: 25 Mar 07, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But of course they mean the actual Queen (Freddie, Roger, Brian & John), not this Rog+Bri charade.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 25 Mar 07, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

But of course they mean the actual Queen (Freddie, Roger, Brian & John), not this Rog+Bri charade.


We couldn't figure that out for ourselves? :P

Stick to your forté chap, it makes for much more interesting reading. I might be alone in this, but I'm kinda tired of the can of worms you're opening there.


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Posted: 25 Mar 07, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

Sebastian wrote:

But of course they mean the actual Queen (Freddie, Roger, Brian & John), not this Rog+Bri charade.


We couldn't figure that out for ourselves? :P

Stick to your forté chap, it makes for much more interesting reading. I might be alone in this, but I'm kinda tired of the can of worms you're opening there.


Nope your not alone, pretty tired of reading this from various people on here.

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Posted: 25 Mar 07, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen were named nothing of the sort. They won a popular vote in a contest. Big difference. Would the result have been valid if Take That were 'named' greatest British band of all time?


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Posted: 26 Mar 07, 00:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im not at all surprised-i hope no one else is!queen rocks the world!

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Posted: 28 Mar 07, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im really glad you agree :)queen are to underrated where im from...i mean some would sooner praise britney spears!wtf!

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Posted: 02 Apr 07, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BREAKING NEWS!!!

This list was just named "Greatest List of all time". Presenting the award was Best Guitarist Ever* Ronnie Montrose. He was joined by Best Vocalist Ever** Carol Channing.

* 1977 Mississippi Valley Best Guitarist
** 1954 Omaha Steak Factory's Best Vocalists contest (by mail)

Gosh, lists are great aren't they?

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Posted: 02 Apr 07, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:


This list was just named "Greatest List of all time".


;-D

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Posted: 02 Apr 07, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The presence of Take That in the list makes this whole thing utterly questionable.



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Posted: 03 Apr 07, 04:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where is the godfathers of metal (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple)? Where is Pink Floyd? Where is Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead, every other fucking great metal band ever? Where is David Bowie?

And why the fuck is Take That inclúded while all these legends are not?

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Ah well, Queen won. And that's enough to satisfy me.

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Posted: 05 Apr 07, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But remeber that George and John died young. Most fans of Beatles that were there when it 'happened' are around 50-60 years old now. Hopefully, you're still alive at that age.