Paolo Bonolis remembers when Freddie Mercury hit on him

Freddie Mercury is the greatest rock singer of all time

The British radio station Planet Rock had launched a poll among its listeners to elect the greatest rock singer of all time. Now the broadcaster has released the final result which sees the unforgettable singer of the band in first place in the preferences of Planet Rock listeners. Queen Freddie Mercury.

8,627 people participated in the survey, not a particularly significant sample but it certainly crowned one of the greatest voices that rock music has expressed in its history. Freddie Mercury earned the title by receiving 13.4% of the votes, in second position another singer who no longer exists, namely Ronnie James Dio with 10.5%.

The Top Ten includes, among others, Robert Plant of the Led Zeppelin, Myles Kennedy, Bruce Dickinson of the Iron Maiden, Chris Cornell And David Coverdale. Ann Wilson from the Heart she is the first female singer, in eighth position, for a 'genre chart' which also includes in the top 50 positions

Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks And Lzzy Hale.

Among those who, despite having received some mention, did not manage to enter the Top 50 can be mentioned DavidLee Roth, Alice Cooper, Joe Elliott, Paul Stanley, Alex Harvey, Jim Morrison And John Fogerty.

This is only the latest survey to recognize the greatness of Mercury, who has not been with us since November 24, 1991, when he died at the age of 45. Science has also highlighted the singing qualities of the voice of the gods Queen. Scientific research a few years ago had discovered that the British singer had a unique vocal range of four octaves. He used a rare technique called “subharmonic”. His vocal cords moved faster than average, he possessed a vibrato more impressive than even Luciano Pavarotti.