Sky Atlantic Poll Result: 70 Best things about 70s / Ultimate Supergroup – ‘Vinyl’ TV drama


Programme debut: Vinyl (S1/E1)
Mon 15 February 2:00am Sky Atlantic HD Ch 208 9-11PM

New & Exclusive. Pilot
Season 1 | Episode 1 | Length 2 hours Entertainment, Drama

Martin Scorsese directs this two-hour premiere episode of the sensational
1970s music drama co-produced by rock legend Mick Jagger. Strong Language
& Adult Themes. (S1, ep 1) Music Fans Construct the Ultimate 70s Supergroup in a poll of 2,000 music fans to mark the launch of Sky Atlantic’s new rock and roll TV drama ‘Vinyl’, which starts on February 15.

70s supergroup

MORLEY OBSERVER 11 February 2016 lists:

Best band of the 70s:
1. Queen 2. Abba 3. Fleetwood Mac 4. Pink Floyd 5. The Bee Gees 6. Led Zeppelin 7. The Eagles 8. The Rolling Stones 9. The Who 10. The Beach Boys

Best album:
1. Rumours – Fleetwood Mac 2. A Night at the Opera – Queen 3. The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd 4. Hotel California – The Eagle 5. Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf 6. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 7. Hunky Dory – David Bowie 8. Imagine – John Lennon 9. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield 10. Parallel Lines – Blondie

Best frontman/woman of the 70s
1. Freddie Mercury
2. David Bowie 3. Elvis Presley 4. Mick Jagger 5. Debbie Harry 6. Elton John 7. John Lennon 8. Paul McCartney 9. Rod Stewart 10. Bob Marley

Best guitarist
1. Eric Clapton 2. Jimi Hendrix 3. Brian May 4. Mark Knopfler 5. Jimmy Page 6. George Harrison 7. Carlos Santana 8. Keith Richards 9. Pete Townshend 10. David Gilmour

Best bassist
1. Paul McCartney 2. Suzi Quatro 3. Phil Lynott 4. Bill Wyman 5. Brian Wilson 6. Roger Waters 7. John Entwhistle 8. John Paul Jones 9. Lemmy 10. John Deacon

Best drummer
1. Phil Collins 2. Keith Moon 3. Roger Taylor 4. Mick Fleetwood 5. Charlie Watts 6. Ginger Baker 7. John Bonham 8. Alex Van Halen 9. Nick Mason 10. Brian Downey

Best solo artist
1. David Bowie 2. Elton John 3. Stevie Wonder 4. Rod Stewart 5. John Lennon 6. Bob Marley 7. Bruce Springsteen 8. Paul McCartney 9. Eric Clapton 10. Marvin Gaye

70 Best things about the 1970s
1. Star Wars 2. Abba 3. David Bowie 4. Jaws 5. The VW Beetle 6. Concorde 7. Starsky and Hutch 8. Charlie’s Angels 9. Lava lamps 10. Led Zeppelin 11. Mork and Mindy 12. Vinyl records 13. Platform shoes 14. Flares (trousers) 15. The Godfather 16. Disco mirror balls 17. Saturday Night Fever 18. Watership Down 19. Harrison Ford 20. The Magic Roundabout 21. Hot summers 22. Tupperware 23. Bewitched 24. The Rockford Files25. Fuzzy felt 26. Glam rock 27. Cola bottles (sweets) 28. Bagpuss 29. The Goodies 30. The Clangers 31. The Wombles 32. Jack Nicholson 33. Mick Jagger 34. Roller skates 35. David Cassidy 36. Afro hairstyles 37. Cassette tape recorders 38. Mr Benn 39. Wagon Wheels 40. Space Hoppers 41. Charlie perfume 42. The Silver Jubilee 43. Tiswas 44. Multi-Coloured Swap Shop 45. Morph 46. Sherbet 47. Suntan oil 48. The Bay City Rollers 49. Record player cabinets 50. Skippy 51. Jackie magazine 52. Long hair and sideburns 53. Shagpile carpets 54. Kevin Keegan 55. Play School 56. The Brady Bunch 57. Animal Magic 58. Mickey Mouse watches 59. Not having to wear seatbelts 60. Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead? 61. Stamp collecting 62. Popping candy 63. Record Breakers 64. Panini sticker albums 65. Half-penny coins 66. Dymo label makers 67. Look-In magazine 68. Fingerbobs 69. Brown/orange wallpaper/bedding/cushions 70. Playing oranges and lemons.


11 February 2016

EXTRACT: Freddie Mercury on vocals, Eric Clapton on guitar, Paul McCartney on bass and Phil Collins on drums – not a bad little combo.

That’s the dream line-up for the perfect 70s supergroup as voted for in a poll of 2,000 music fans to mark the launch of Sky Atlantic’s new rock and roll TV drama ‘Vinyl’ available exclusively on the channel from 15 February. The ultimate band would have an amazing choice of original material for their set-list – everything from Hey Jude and Bohemian Rhapsody to Layla and In the Air Tonight.

The late music legend David Bowie was second in line for vocals followed by Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry and Elton John.

… Rock and disco battled it out head-to-head for the title of best band of the 70s, with Queen emerging victorious ahead of Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Bee Gees and Led Zeppelin.

Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 blockbuster Rumours – thought to have sold over 40 million copies worldwide – was named best album of the 70s, beating Queen’s A Night at the Opera, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and Hotel California by The Eagles.

But when it came to the best thing about the 1970s, music had to take second place – to Star Wars. The epic sci-fi movie, which came out in 1977, beat Abba, David Bowie, Jaws, the VW Beetle, Concorde, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie’s Angels and lava lamps.

The survey was commissioned by Sky Atlantic ahead of the start of new drama series Vinyl, set in the music industry in New York during the 1970s, co-produced by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter.

Cast of "Vinyl"

Cast of ‘”Vinyl”