News > Queen tops 'greatest rock gig' poll

Added on 08-Nov-2005

Queen's flamboyant performance at Live Aid 20 years ago has been crowned the world's greatest rock gig.The set came top of a poll voted for by a panel of over 60 artists, music journalists, broadcasters and music industry executives.

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, the ultimate 60s event in August 18, 1969, came second.

The Sex Pistols at Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall on June 4 ,1976 came third.

Bob Dylan at Manchester Free Trade Hall in May 17, 1966 came fourth followed by David Bowie at the Hammersmith Apollo on July 3, 1973.

Bob Marley gets sixth place with his One Love Peace Concert on April 22, 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Queen gig was described by judges as a "show-stealing performance" which took place in front of 1.5 billion television viewers worldwide.

The countdown is broadcast in a one-hour TV special, The World's Greatest Gigs, at 11.05pm on Wednesday on Channel 4.

Source: Press Association

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