Iron Maiden tops poll to find Britain's best album of the last 60 years
Iron Maiden's 'The Number Of The Beast' has been chosen as Britain's top album of the last 60 years.
In a poll run by HMV to mark the Queen's upcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the heavy metallers beat off competition from the likes of the Beatles and Pink Floyd to land the title.
The album, which was released in 1982, picked up 9.18% of the public vote, with Depeche Mode's 'Violator' landing at silver medal. Around 55,000 votes were cast.
In third place on the list is the Beatles' 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', which gained 5.69% of the votes.
Adele's '21' was one of the more recent high entries on the list, charting at No.9.
Speaking about their victory, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson said:
"We're astonished and delighted to hear 'The Number of the Beast' has been named No.1 in HMV's Diamond Jubilee survey for the greatest British album category. Some of the most influential and classic albums from the past 60 years were in the running so it's a testament to our incredibly loyal and ever-supportive fans who voted for us. Iron Maiden is a proudly British band, so to win this category as voted for by the British public, in Jubilee year, is very special. Thank you to all our wonderful fans!"
Watch the video for Iron Maiden's 'The Number of the Beast' below:
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