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Liam G tops Q best frontmen ever poll

By | Published on Wednesday 31 March 2010

Oh, you Q readers and your Oasis and U2 fixations, what is it about fleetingly great, and subsequently dependable but dull bands that get you so excited? Liam Gallagher and Bono have topped a Q readers’ poll of the greatest frontmen (or women) ever.

Talking of dependable but dull bands, Kasabian’s Tom Meighan, himself voted nineteenth best frontman, said of the poll’s overall winner: “Chris Martin is all right if you’re 35 and feeling sad that your mortgage repayments have gone up, but Liam is the voice you want if you’re free and up for anything”. Actually, I suspect Gallagher is want you want if you’re 37 and you’re planning on spending the interest on your latest ISA on one of those England football shirts that Tom’s been flogging as a pre-World Cup present for your nine year old son. But life’s too short to analyse these things in any detail.

Anyway, here is the Top 20 best frontmen (and women) ever.

1. Liam Gallagher
2. Bono
3. Freddie Mercury
4. Damon Albarn
5. Chris Martin
6. Matt Bellamy
7. Jim Morrison
8. Bob Marley
9. Paul McCartney
10. John Lennon
11. Robbie Williams
12. Debbie Harry
13. Mick Jagger
14. Morrissey
15. John Lydon
16. James Brown
17. Bruce Springsteen
18. Robert Plant
19. Tom Meighan
20. Joe Strummer