Vote Over - The best band

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After five weeks of online voting to whittle our long-list down to three the winner has been announced following the I'm in a Rock'n'Roll Band live show phone vote.

Winner Best Band

Led Zeppelin

The archetypal rock'n'roll band have taken home the crown after the phone vote.

Led Zeppelin - BBC artist page

Who Made It - Short List

Led Zeppelin

They took the blues and turned it something monstrous and beautiful. If it's heavy, it owes a debt to Led Zep.

Led Zeppelin - BBC artist page


From pomp rock to pop funk, there was no sound that they couldn't make their own. And with Freddie as the front man, how could they be anything but adored?

Queen - BBC artist page

The Beatles

They defined pop music, and pretty much everything else, in the 1960s. Is it possible to imagine life without The Fabs?

The Beatles - BBC artist page

Who Didn't Make It - Runners-Up

The Clash

The ultimate rock 'n' roll revolutionaries, promising to change not just music, but the world!

The Clash - BBC artist page

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Few people inspire worship more than Jimi; the drummer and bassist weren't half bad either.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - BBC artist page

Joy Division

The most influential band of the post-punk era; their stripped-down grooves and moody atmosphere influencing both dance music and goth.

Joy Division - BBC artist page


The band that took grunge to the world, their album Nevermind a friend to disaffected teenagers everywhere.

Nirvana - BBC artist page


They made OK Computer, one of the most loved discs of the 90s. Always experimenting, and not frightened of taking themselves seriously - in a good way.

Radiohead - BBC artist page

The Rolling Stones

The rivals to The Beatles 1960s pop crown, who went on to define sleazy rock 'n' roll for generations to come.

The Rolling Stones - BBC artist page

The Smiths

1980s indie-rock icons, Morrissey and Marr are one of English music's greatest writing partnerships.

The Rolling Stones - BBC artist page

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