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THE RESULTS OF PHIL'S ROCK n' ROLL SURVEY.



It has always been my belief that in order to be a great rock band you had to be able to give a great live performance. My favorite Beatle recordings are Rubber Soul, Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper and the White Album. These are all studio albums. The Beatles best live performances were probably in their early days in Hamburg. Since they never gave any great live performances performing their best material (Abbey Road, White Album, etc.) in the late 1960s or early 1970s when concert acoustics got better, I voted for the Rolling Stones. My vote actually broke a tie for 2nd place between the Stones and Led Zepplin.



FIRST PLACE - GREATEST ROCK AND ROLL BAND OF ALL TIME:

THE BEATLES

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The Beatles in Washington D.C. in the early 1960s.

2nd PLACE - THE ROLLING STONES
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3rd PLACE - LED ZEPPLIN.
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4th PLACE - THE GRATEFUL DEAD.
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5th PLACE - U2.
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Photo courtesy of B. Kearon.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Who
Santana
Cream
The Ramones
Young Rascals
The Velvet Underground
Bob Marley and the Wailers
The Temptations

BEST ROCK SONGWRITER/SONGWRITING TEAM
FIRST PLACE - McCARTNEY/LENNON Survey6 (16K)

BEST ROCK SONGWRITER - 2ND PLACE - BOB DYLAN.
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BEST ROCK SONGWRITER - 3rd PLACE - NEIL YOUNG.
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HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Keith Richards/Mick Jaggar
Jimmy Page/Robert Plant
Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia
Paul Simon
John Sebastian
John Fogerty
Richard Marx
Norman Whitfield (Temptations)
Smokey Robinson
Eric Clapton

BEST ROCK GUITARIST
FIRST PLACE - ERIC CLAPTION
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BEST ROCK GUITARIST
2nd PLACE - JIMI HENDRIX
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BEST ROCK GUITARIST
3rd PLACE - JIMMY PAGE
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BEST ROCK GUITARIST
4th PLACE - CARLOS SANTANA
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BEST ROCK GUITARIST
5th PLACE - STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
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BEST ROCK GUITARIST
6th PLACE - PETE TOWNSEND
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HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Keith Richards
Eddie Van Halen
Jeff Beck
Chuck Berry
Mark Knopfler
Neil Young

BEST ROCK VOCALIST: FIRST PLACE: ROBERT PLANT Survey10 (22K)

BEST ROCK VOCALIST: 2ND PLACE - PAUL McCARTNEY.
BEST ROCK VOCALIST: 3RD PLACE - ROGER DALTRY (THE WHO)
4th PLACE - JIM MORRISON (THE DOORS)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Eric Burdon
Elton John
Jan Gillian (Deep Purple)
Neil Young
Steve Winwood
Michael Stripe
Mick Jaggar
Stevie Wonder
Bob Dylan
David Ruffin
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
Steven Tyler
Art Garfunkel
Patti Smith

BEST FEMALE ROCK PERFORMER
FIRST PLACE: JANIS JOPLIN
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BEST FEMALE ROCK PERFORMER - 2ND PLACE - GRACE SLICK (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)
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BEST FEMALE ROCK PERFORMER - 3rd PLACE - ARETHA FRANKLIN
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HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Stevie Nicks
Ann Wilson
Gloria Estafon
Tina Turner
Cyndi Lyper
Annie Lennox
Bonnie Raitt
Joni Mitchell
Chrissie Hynde
Nina Hager
Carly Simon
Patti Smith
Sheryl Crow
Linda Ronstadt

BEST RnB/SOUL GROUP: FIRST PLACE - THE TEMPTATIONS
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BEST RnB/SOUL GROUP: 2ND PLACE - SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES
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BEST RnB/SOUL GROUP: 3rd PLACE - DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES

BEST RnB/SOUL GROUP: 4th PLACE - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE

BEST RnB/SOUL GROUP: 5th PLACE - THE FOUR TOPS

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Dramatics
Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions
The Drifters

WELL, THAT'S ALL FOLKS. HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS. DROP ME AN E-MAIL at Philflash@aol.com AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. BYE!



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