Forget Led Zeppelin or The Stones: Queen voted Best Band of the 70s


11 February 2016

Freddie Mercury best frontman

QUEEN have been voted the best band of the ’70s.

The Bohemian Rhapsody group came out top in a recent poll of 2,000 music fans, taken to mark the launch of Sky Atlantic’s new rock ‘n’ roll TV series Vinyl.

It was a battle between disco and rock for the top 10 – with Queen emerging victorious ahead of Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Bee Gees and Led Zeppelin.

While Queen reigned supreme when it came to bands, the favourite ’70s album was Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, while Eric Clapton was named best guitarist.

However, the poll didn’t just survey music – when it came to the best thing about the 1970s, Star Wars came up trumps.