Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sgt Pepper voted greatest album

Full story from BBC news

The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has been voted the best Number One album of all time by the British public.

The seminal record, released in 1967, topped the poll to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK album chart.

"It revolutionised music and what we expect from an album," said Radio 2's Simon Mayo, which broadcast the full run-down of the top 100 albums.

Just 201 votes separated Sgt Pepper and Michael Jackson's Thriller, in second.

The Beatles had a total of four albums in the top 10, with Revolver at six, Abbey Road at eight and The Beatles - also known as The White Album - at 10.

The Top Ten:

1: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
2: Thriller - Michael Jackson
3: The Joshua Tree - U2
4: Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
5: Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
6: Revolver - The Beatles
7: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
8: Abbey Road - The Beatles
9: A Night At The Opera - Queen
10: The Beatles - The Beatles

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