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Scott Schrade schrade at akrobiz.com
Sun Dec 26 12:59:18 CST 2004


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Zeppelin Classic Tops Rock Poll  

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4123271.stm
 
Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven has been voted the best rock song 
of all time by listeners to digital radio station Planet Rock. 

The 1971 track took more than 70% of the vote in the poll, conducted 
on the station's website. 

Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, Smoke on 
the Water by Deep Purple and Black Sabbath's Paranoid completed the 
top five. 

"It's probably the only song fans agree is a classic," DJ Mark Jeeves said. 

TOP TEN ROCK TRACKS 

1) Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin 
2) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd 
3) Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen 
4) Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple 
5) Paranoid - Black Sabbath 
6) Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin 
7) Hotel California - The Eagles 
8) Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin 
9) Highway to Hell - AC/DC 
10) All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix Experience 

Source:  Planet Rock online poll. 

The song was never released as a single, but has been covered by stars 
including Rolf Harris and Dolly Parton. 

Led Zeppelin had two other entries in the top 10 - Whole Lotta Love 
at number six and Rock and Roll at eight. 

Hotel California by The Eagles and AC/DC's Highway to Hell and Jimi 
Hendrix's All Along The Watchtower completed the top ten. 

The online poll was to compile a listeners' top 100, which the station is 
broadcasting on Christmas Day.
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- SCHRADE in Akron

 
 




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