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Pink Floyd named #5 "most influential band of all time"
Bands fares better in NPR poll than Spin magazine

neal conanA listener poll of National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" listeners has named Pink Floyd the fifth "most influential band of all time." The poll was released Feb. 7.

"Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan invited listeners to submit their entries to the poll. The results were:

    1. The Beatles
    2. The Rolling Stones
    3. Led Zeppelin
    4. U2
    5. Pink Floyd
    6. The Velvet Underground
    7. The Ramones
    8. Nirvana
    9. The Doors
    10. Grateful Dead
    11. CSNY/Neil Young
    12. Bob Dylan/The Band
    13. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    14. The Who
    15. The Beach Boys
    16. The Clash
    17. The Sex Pistols
    18. Eric Clapton
    19. Elvis Presley
    20. Metallica
    21. Parliament
    22. REM
    23. Black Sabbath
    24. The Byrds
    25. Iggy Pop and the Stooges

The Floyd ranked only #49 on a list of the "50 greatest bands of all time" published in Spin magazine in February. The magazine list was created by editors' picks, not reader input. The Beatles enjoy the top position on both lists.

(Posted: Feb. 9, 2002)


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