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Added on 11-Jul-2005

The four members of Led Zeppelin have been voted the UK's ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band.



Jimmy Page won best guitarist, followed by Guns N' Roses' Slash and Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore.



And John Paul Jones was named top bassist, with John Bonham, who died in 1980, winning best drummer.





Robert Plant is the lead singer



Presenter Trevor Dann, of Planet Rock radio, which compiled the poll, said: "This is an amazing result. Listeners could have voted for any classic rock artists when creating their fantasy supergroup."



Zeppelin's classic 1971 hit Stairway to Heaven was recently named the nation's favourite rock song of all time recently.



Here are the lists in full:



Best singer



1. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)

2. Freddie Mercury (Queen)

3. Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company)

4. David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)

5. Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)

6. Bon Scott (AC/DC)

7. Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow)

8. Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)

9. Roger Daltrey (The Who)

10. Bono (U2)



Best guitarist



1. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)

2. Slash (Guns N' Roses)

3. Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)

4. Jimi Hendrix

5. Angus Young (AC/DC)

6. Gary Moore

7. Brian May (Queen)

8. Joe Satriani

9. Steve Vai

10. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)



Best bassist



1. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

2. John Entwistle (The Who)

3. Chris Squire (Yes)

4. Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)

5. Geddy Lee (Rush)

6. Jack Bruce (Cream)

7. Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)

8. Lemmy (Motorhead)

9. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)

10. Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)



Best drummer



1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)

2. Neil Peart (Rush)

3. Keith Moon (The Who)

4. Cozy Powell (Black Sabbath, Rainbow)

5. Phil Collins (Genesis)

6. Ginger Baker (Cream)

7. Ian Paice (Deep Purple)

8. Roger Taylor (Queen)

9. Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters)

10. Eric Carr (Kiss)



source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4669597.stm

Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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