Gary Crowley aka Lord Crowley of Pop
London's Top 40 Artists
Pistols in shock slide! Kirsty MacColl is top female! Announcing the results of your nominations for the capital's leading musical talent, as featured in Lord Crowley's special Easter Bank Holiday show...
On Bank Holiday Easter Monday, Lord Crowley's 94.9FM radio show was a special four hour-long celebration of London's top 40 artists - as voted for by Online readers and BBC London listeners.
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We asked for the names of your favourite bands and artists from London and the Home Counties, and we invited you to nominate your top three or give us the names of one or two favourites.
The response was overwhelming, says the show's producer Jim Lahat, with over 2,000 of you taking part in our unofficial survey. We did stipulate London, mind, which ruled out one participant who voted for... Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and the Human League!
So here's how the results pan out in our table of the capital's leading and best-loved musical figures. We've added Jim Lahat's comments on the winners and runners-up.
1. The Clash
"The ultimate London band, with songs about Hammersmith and Brixton to mention but a few. No surprise they got to the top spot."
2. David Bowie
"A bit of a surprise, but being such a massive international star, you'd expect the Brixton boy to achieve a high ranking."
3. Ian Dury & The Blockheads
"Ian Dury was a Londoner through and through. Perhaps the real surprise is how high he comes in our table, considering he never achieved the massive record sales of the likes of the Kinks or the Stones."
Who'd have thought they'd slip to no 11?
The rest of the top ten:
4. The Kinks
The next ten:
11. The Sex Pistols
The Bromley girl makes it to no 24
The final runners and riders:
last updated: 22/02/2008 at 16:08
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