Added on 04-Sep-2010
QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury has been hailed as the greatest rock legend of all time.
The flamboyant star, who died in 1991, beat Elvis Presley to claim the title.
Mercury sold 300million records after forming Queen in 1970.
He was renowned for his charismatic stage presence during his 21 years with the band.
David Bowie, 63, was third in the survey, which was carried out by internet market research website OnePoll.com.
Next up was Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi, 48, followed by Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Slash, 45, and
A OnePoll.com spokesman said: “Freddie Mercury had it all the voice, the image, the stage presence, everything.
“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 millions were devastated when HIV
finally killed him in 1991.”