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CREEM MAGAZINE 1974 READER POLL RESULTS


Top Albums

1. Rolling Stones- It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
2. David Bowie- Diamond Dogs
3. Bad Company- Bad Co.
4. David Bowie- David Live
5. Roxy Music- Stranded
6. Elton John- Caribou
7. Emerson, Lake & Palmer- Welcome Back My Friends...
8. Lou Reed- Rock 'n' Roll Animal
9. Robin Trower- Bridge Of Sighs
10. The Who- Odds and Sods
11. Todd Rundgren's Utopia
12. Jethro Tull- War Child
13. New York Dolls- In Too Much, Too Soon
14. Bachman-Turner Overdrive- Not Fragile
15. Sparks- Kimono My House
16. Mott The Hoople- The Hoople
17. Kiss
18. Eno- Here Come The Warm Jets
19. Mott The Hoople- Mott Live
20. Blue Oyster Cult- Secret Treaties

Top Singles

1. Bad Company- Can't Get Enough
2. David Bowie- Rebel, Rebel
3. Rolling Stones- It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
4. Elton John- The Bitch Is Back
5. Bachman-Turner Overdrive- You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
6. Golden Earring- Radar Love
7. Jethro Tull- Bungle In The Jungle
8. Paul McCartney & Wings- Junior's Farm
9. Elton John- Bennie and the Jets
10. Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama

Top R&B Album

1. Stevie Wonder- Fullfillingness' First Finale
2. J. Geils Band- Nightmares From The Vinyl Jungle
3. Rolling Stones- It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
4. Average White Band
5. Rufus- Rags To Rufus
6. Stevie Wonder- Innervisions
7. Eric Clapton- 461 Ocean Blvd.
8. Marvin Gaye Live
9. Ohio Players- Fire
10. Gladys Knight & The Pips- Imagination

Best Re-Issue

1. The Who- A Quick One
2. Beach Boys- Endless Summer
3. Move- Best Of The Move
4. Mott The Hoople- Rock 'n' Roll Queen
5. Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits
6. Elton John's Greatest Hits
7. Various Artists- History Of British Rock, Vol. II
8. Genesis- From Genesis To Revelation
9. Them- Backtrackin'
10. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young- So Far

Best Jazz Album

1. Herbie Hancock- Headhunters
2. Weather Report- Mysterious Traveller
3. Herbie Hancock- Thrust
4. Chick Corea- Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy
5. Larry Coryell- Eleventh House
6. Chicago - VII
7. Billy Cobham- Crosswinds
8. Mahavishnu Orchestra- Apocalypse
9. Chick Corea- Where Have I Known You Before
10. Keith Jarrett- Solo Concerts

Album Cover Of The Year

1. Diamond Dogs (David Bowie)
2. It's Only Rock 'n Roll (Rolling Stones)
3. Dragonfly (Jefferson Starship)
4. Nightmares (J. Geils Band)
5. Relayer (Yes)
6. Stranded (Roxy Music)
7. War Child (Jethro Tull)
8. Eldorado (Electric Light Orchestra)
9. Shinin' On (Grand Funk)
10. Caribou (Elton John)

Top 10's or 20's were also published for the following, which I've
abbreviated to the top 3 or 4:

Top Group: 1) Rolling Stones 2) The Who 3) Roxy Music
Top Live Group: 1) Emerson, Lake & Palmer 2) The Who 3) David Bowie
Best Male Singer: 1) David Bowie 2) Elton John 3) Mick Jagger
Best Female Singer: 1) Joni Mitchell 2) Suzi Quatro 3)Grace Slick
Best R&B Singer: 1) Stevie Wonder 2) Peter Wolf 3) Al Green
Best R&B Group: 1) J. Geils Band 2) Rufus 3) Gladys Knight & The Pips
Best Guitarist: 1) Jimmy Page 2) Mick Ronson 3)Eric Clapton
Best Keyboard: 1) Keith Emerson 2) Elton John 3) Rick Wakeman
Best Bassist: 1) Paul McCartney 2) John Entwistle 3) Bill Wyman
Best Drummer: 1) Carl Palmer 2) Keith Moon 3) Nigel Olsson
Best Horn Man: 1) Andy Mackay 2) Bobby Keyes 3) Edgar Winter
Most Valuable Player: 1) Elton John 2) Pete Townshend 3) Nicky Hopkins
Best Producer: 1) Todd Rundgren 2) Gus Dudgeon 3) David Bowie
Worst Group: 1) New York Dolls 2) The Osmonds 3) Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Best Songwriter: 1) Elton John-Bernie Tapin 2) David Bowie 3) Jagger-Richard
Best New Group: 1) Bad Company 2) Kiss 3) Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Best Instrumentalist: 1) Ian Anderson 2) Eno 3) Magic Dick
Most Pathetic Of The Year: 1) Richard Nixon 2) David Bowie 3) Elton John
Drug Of The Year: 1) Marijuana 2) Cocaine 3) Alcohol
Hero(ine) Of The Year: 1) Elton John 2) David Bowie 3) Judge John Sirica
Comeback Of The Year: 1) Eric Clapton 2) Bob Dylan 3) David Bowie
Biggest Disappointment: 1) George Harrison 2)David Bowie 3) Jerry Ford 4) Nixon pardon
Rip-Off Of The Year: 1) Record Prices 2) Evel Knieval 3) David Bowie 4) Nixon pardon
Critic Of The Year: 1) Lester Bangs 2) Robert Christgau 3) Jaan Uhelszki
Fad Of The Year: 1) Streaking 2) Glitter 3) Elton John
Sex Object Of The Year: 1) Suzi Quatro 2) David Bowie 3) Elton John
Best Rock 'n' Roll Movie: 1) Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones 2) Phantom Of The Paradise 3) Pink Floyd

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CREEM MAGAZINE 1977 READER POLL RESULTS

Top Albums

1. Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
2. Rolling Stones- Love You Live
3. Ted Nugent- Cat Scratch Fever
4. Kiss- Love Gun
5. Yes- Going For The One
6. Kiss- Alive II
7. Heart- Little Queen
8. Foghat- Live
9. Emerson, Lake & Palmer- Works, Vol. 1
10. Foreigner
11. Rush- A Farewell To Kings
12. Rod Stewart- Footloose & Fancy Free
13. Lynyrd Skynyrd- Street Survivors
14. Peter Frampton- I'm In You
15. Steve Miller Band- Book Of Dreams
16. David Bowie- Heroes
17. Television- Marquue Moon
18. Styx- The Grand Illusion
19. Queen- News Of The World
20. Pink Floyd- Animals
21. Pete Townshend/Ronnie Lane- Rough Mix
22. Boston
23. Eagles- Hotel California
24. Iggy Pop- Lust For Life
25. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band- Night Moves

Top Songs

1. Fleetwood Mac- Dreams
2. Ted Nugent- Cat Scratch Fever
3. Sex Pistols- God Save The Queen
4. Heart- Barracuda
5. Eagles- Life In The Fast Lane
6. Kansas- Carry On Wayward Son
7. Ramones- Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
8. Eagles- Hotel California
9. Foreigner- Cold As Ice
10. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band- Night Moves
11. Foreigner- Feels Like The First Time
12. Queen- Tie Your Mother Down
13. Rod Stewart- You're In My Heart
14. Queen- We Are The Champions
15. Kiss- Christine 16

Best R&B Album

1. Stevie Wonder- Songs In The Key Of Life
2. Rolling Stones- Love You Live
3. Commodores
4. Geils- Monkey Island
5. Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees
6. Bob Marley & The Wailers- Exodus
7. Gregg Allman- Playin' Up A Storm
8. Parlaiment- Parlaiment Live/P-Funk Earth Tour
9. Emotions- Rejoice
10. Muddy Waters- Hard Again

Best R&B Single

1. Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke
2. Heatwave- Boogie Nights
3. Boz Scaggs- Lido Shuffle
4. Commodores- Easy
5. Stevie Wonder- I Wish
6. Commodores- Brick House
7. Fleetwood Mac- Dreams
8. Peter Frampton- Signed, Sealed, Delivered
9. Boz Scaggs- Lowdown
10. Donna Summer- I Feel Love

BEST Re-Issue

1. Beatles- Love Songs
2. Yardbird's Greatest Hits
3. Rolling Stones- Love You Live
4. Peter Frampton- "Signed, Sealed Delivered"
5. Iggy Pop- Raw Power

Best Jazz Album

1. Jeff Beck Live With The Jan Hammer Group
2. Weather Report- Heavy Weather
3. George Benson- In Flight
4. Chicago- XI
5. Jeff Beck- Wired

Best C&W Album

1. Linda Ronstadt- Simple Dreams
2. Waylon Jennings- Ol' Waylon
3. Marshall Tucker Band- Carolina Dreams
4. Eagles- Hotel California
5. "Country & Western Sucks" 9Our Readers)

Best C&W Single

1. Linda Ronstadt- Blue Bayou
2. Crystal Gayle- Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
3. Waylon Jennings- Luchenbach, Texas
4. Marshall Tucker Band- Heard It In A Love Song
5. Kenny Rogers- Lucille

Album Cover Of The Year

1. Kiss- Love Gun
2. Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
3. Rolling Stones- Love You Live
4. Steve Miller Band- Book Of Dreams
5. Peter Frampton- I'm In You
6. Queen- News Of The World
7. Styx- The Grand Illusion
8. Ted Nugent- Cat Scratch Fever
9. Kansas- Point Of Know Return
10. Lynyrd Skynyrd- Street Survivors



These categories were all top 5-12, but I'm only listing Top 3

Top Group: 1) Led Zeppelin 2) Fleetwood Mac 3) Kiss
Top Live Group: 1) Led Zeppelin 2) Kiss 3) Aerosmith
Best New Group: 1) Foreigner 2) The Babys 3) Cheap Trick
Best New Wave Group/Performer: 1) Sex Pistols 2) Ramones 3) Iggy Pop
Worst Group: 1) Kiss 2) Bay City Rollers 3) Sex Pistols
Best Male Singer: 1) Robert Plant 2) Mick Jagger 3) Paul Stanley
Best Female Singer: 1) Linda Ronstadt 2) Stevie Nicks 3) Ann Wilson
Best Guitarist: 1) Jimmy Page 2) Ace Frehley 3) Keith Richard
Best R&B Singer: 1) Mick Jagger 2) Stevie Wonder 3) Boz Scaggs
Best R&B Group: 1) Rolling Stones 2) Earth, Wind & Fire 3) Commodores
Best C&W Singer: 1) Linda Ronstadt 2) Dolly Parton 3) Waylon Jennings
Best C&W Group: 1) Marshall Tucker Band 2) Eagles 3) Charlie Daniels
Best Bassist: 1) John Paul Jones 2) Gene Simmons 3) Paul McCartney
Best Drummer: 1) John Bonham 20 Peter Criss 3) Carl Palmer
Best Horn Player: 1) David Bowie 2) James Pankow 3) Edgar Winter
Most Valuable Player: 1) Jimmy Page 2) Brian May 3) Gene Simmons
Best Producer: 1) Jimmy Page 2) Eddie Kramer 3) Todd Rundgren
Best Songwriter: 1) Page/Plant 2) Stanley/Simmons 3) Jagger/Richard
Best Instrumentalist: 1) Ian Anderson 2) Magic Dick 3) Brian Eno
Biggest Disappointment: 1) Lynyrd Skynyrd Crash 2) Zep Tour Cut Short 3) Rock Music Awards
Drug Of The Year: 1) Marijuana 2) Alcohol 3) Cocaine
Hero/Heroine Of The Year: 1) Robert Plant 2) Jimmy Page 3) Keith Richard
Ripoff Off The Year: 1) Album Prices 2) Concert Prices 3) Kiss
Most Pathetic: 1) Shaun Cassidy 2) Kiss 3) Elton John 4) Punk rock
Fad Of The Year: 1) Punk rock 2) Star Wars 30) Sex
Comeback Of The Year: 1) Iggy Pop 2) Fleetwood Mac 30 Led Zeppelin
Rock Critic Of The Year: 1) Lester Bangs 2) Robert Christgau 3) Robert Duncan
Best Disco: 1) "Disco Sucks" (Our readers) 2) CBGB's ('Cause it's not) 3) Studio 54
Rock Photographer Of Year: 1) neal Preston 2) Bob Gruen 30 Barry Levine
Fashion Plate Of Year: 1) Johnny Rotten 2) Gene Simmons 3) Stevie Nicks
Sex Object Of Year: 1) Stevie Nicks 2) Robert Plant 3) Linda Ronstadt
Rock Jock Of The Year: 1) Rod Stewart 2) Robert Plant 3) Roger Daltrey
Best Rock 'n Roll Movie: 1) Star Wars 2) The Song Remains The Same 3) The Grateful Dead Movie
Best TV Show: 1) Saturday Night Live 2) Soap 3) The Gong Show
Couple Of The Year: 1) Rod Stewart & Britt Ekland 2) Mick & Bianca Jagger 3) Cher & Gregg Allman
Punk Of The Year: 1) Johnny Rotten 2) Iggy Pop 3) Steven Tyler

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CREEM MAGAZINE 1980 READER POLL RESULTS


Top Albums

1. Bruce Springteen- The River
2. AC/DC- Back In Black
3. Rolling Stones- Emotional Rescue
4. Clash- London Calling
5. Pretenders
6. Van Halen- Women & Children First
7. Queen- The Game
8. Pete Townshend- Empty Glass
9. B-52's- Wild Planet
10. Pat Benatar- Crimes Of Passion
11. Cheap Trick- All Shook Up
12. Cars- Panorama
13. Devo- Freedom Of Choice
14. David Bowie- Scary Monsters
15. Elvis Costello- Get Happy!!
16. Police- Zenyatta Mondatta
17. Black Sabbath- Heaven & Hell
18. Kinks- One For The Road
19. Bob Seger- Against The Wind
20. Talking Heads- Remain In Light
21. Rush- Permanent Waves
22. Judas Priest- British Steel
23. Ramones- End Of The Century
24. Heart- Bebe Le Strange
25. Public Image Ltd.- Second Edition

Top Singles

1. Devo- Whip It
2. Queen- Another One Bites The Dust
3. AC/DC- You Shook Me All Night Long
4. Bruce Springsteen- Hungry Heart
5. Rolling Stones- She's So Cold
6. Clash- Train In Vain
7. Vapors- Turning Japanese
8. Rolling Stones- Emotional Rescue
9. David Bowie- Ashes To Ashes
10. B-52's- Private Idaho
11. Blondie- Call Me
12. Pretenders- Brass In Pocket
13. Clash- London Calling
14. Pete Townshend- Rough Boys
15. Van Halen- And The Cradle Will Rock

Best R&B Single

1. Rolling Stones- Emotional Rescue
2. Rolling Stones- She's So Cold
3. Blues Brothers- Gimme Some Lovin'
4. Diana Ross- Upside Down
5. Donna Summer- The Wanderer
6. Stevie Wonder- Master Blaster

Best R&B Album

1. Rolling Stones- Emotional Rescue
2. Blues Brothers- Blues Brothers Soundtrack
3. J. Geils- Love Stinks
4. Talking Heads- Remain In Light
5. More George Thorogood & The Destroyers
6. Graham Parker- The Up Escalator
7. Diana Ross- Diana
8. Stevie Wonder- Hotter Than July
9. Michael Jackson- Off The Wall
10. George Benson- Give Me The Night
11. Elvis Costello- Get Happy!!

Best Reissue

1. The Doors' Greatest Hits
2. Elvis Costello- Taking Liberties
3. Cheap Trick- Found All The Parts
4. Kinks- One For The Road
5. Beatles- Rarities
6. Deep Purple- Deepest Purple
7. Heart- Greatest Hits
8. The Shaggs- Philosophy Of The World
9. Clash- Blackmarket Clash
10. Aerosmith's Greatest Hits

Best Jazz Album

1. Jeff Beck- There And Beck
2. George Benson- Give Me The Night
3. Chicago- XIV
4. Joni Mitchell- Shadows & Light
5. Jean Luc Ponty- Civilized Evil
6. Chuck Mangione- Fun & Games
7. Crusaders- Live Sides
8. Stanley Clarke- Rock, Pebbles & Sand
9. Herb Alpert- Beyond
10. Al DiMeola- Splendido Hotel

LP Cover Of The Year

1. London Calling (Clash)
2. Emotional Rescue (Rolling Stones)
3. Panorama (Cars)
4. All Shook Up (Cheap Trick)
5. Scary Monsters (David Bowie)
6. Remain In Light (Talking Heads)
7. Get Happy!! (Elvis Costello)
8. Women & Children First (Van Halen)
9. Heaven & Hell (Black Sabbath)
10. Empty Glass (Pete Townshend)

The following categories all had at least a top 10 listed, but I'm only
typing in the top 3:

Top Group: 1) The Clash 2) Led Zeppelin 3) Rolling Stones
Top Live Group: 1) Bruce Springsteen 2) The Who 3) Van Halen
Best Male Singer: 1) Bruce Springsteen 2) Robert Plant 3) Robin Zander
Best Female Singer: 1) Pat Benatar 2) Chrissie Hynde 3) Deborah Harry
Best R&B Singer: 1) Mick Jagger 2) Graham Parker 3) Donna Summer
Best R&B Group: 1) Rolling Stones 2) Blues Brothers 3) Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Best Guitarist: 1) Edward Van Halen 2) Jimmy Page 3) Pete Townshend
Best Keyboard: 1) John Paul Jones 2) Greg Hawkes 3) Kate Pierson
Best Horn Player: 1) Clarence Clemons 2) Chuck Mangione 3) John Entwistle
Best Bassist: 1) John Entwistle 2) John Paul Jones 3) Tom Petersson
Best Drummer: 1) John Bonham 2) Bun E. Carlos 3) Charlie Watts
Most Valuable Player: 1) Jimmy Page 2) Pete Townshend 3) Rick Nielsen
Best Producer: 1) Nick Lowe 2) Roy Thomas Baker 3) Jimmy Page
Worst Group: 1) Kiss 2) Van Halen 3) B-52's
Best Songwriter: 1) Bruce Springsteen 2) Pete Townshend 3) Elvis Costello
Best New Group: 1) Pretenders 2) Def Leppard 3) Gang Of Four
Best Instrumentalist: 1) Ian anderson 2) Eno 3) Magic Dick
Biggest Disappointment: 1) Lennon's death 2) Bonham's death 3) The Election
Drug Of The Year: 1) Marijuana 2) Alcohol 3) Cocaine
Hero(ine) Of The Year: 1) Bruce Springsteen 2) Chrissie Hynde 3) Pete Townshend
Rip Off Of The Year: 1) LP prices 2) Concert prices 3) CREEM
Comeback Of The Year: 1) John Lennon 2) Bruce Springsteen 3) AC/DC
Most Pathetic Of The Year: 1) David Lee Roth 2)Kiss 3) Clash
Rock Critic Of The Year: 1) Rick Johnson 2) Rober Christgau 3) Richard Riegel
Rock Photographer Of The Year: 1) Lynn Goldsmith 2) Bob Matheau 3) Neal Preston
Fad Of The Year: 1) Punk/New Wave music 2) The Urban Cowboy look 3) Ska
Fashion Plate Of The Year: 1) Rick Nielsen 2) Deborah Harry 3) Chrissie Hynde
Sex Object Of The Year: 1) Pat Benatar 2) Deborah Harry 3) David Lee Roth
Best Rock & Roll Movie: 1) Times Square 2) Roadie 3) Rude Boy
Best Tour Of The Year: 1) Bruce Springsteen 2) Van Halen 3) AC/DC
Couple Of The Year: 1) John Lennon & Yoko Ono 2) Chris Stein & Deborah Harry 3) Stiv Bators & Bebe Buell
Punk Of The Year: 1) Iggy Pop 2) Chrissie Hynde 3) Joe Strummer
Street Phrase Of The Year: 1) Nuke / Bomb Iran 2) Fuck You 3) Fuck Off

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CREEM MAGAZINE 1973 READER POLL RESULTS

Top Albums

1. Mott The Hoople - Mott
2. The Who - Quadrophenia
3. Elton John - Goodbye Yellowbrick Road
4. Rolling Stones - Goat's Head Soup
5. New York Dolls
6. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
7. Allman Brothers - Brothers & Sisters
8. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
9. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
10. Stooges - Raw Power
11. Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny & Mutation
12. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
13. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run
14. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
15. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star
16. Yes - Yessongs
17. Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon
18. David Bowie - Pin-Ups
19. J. Geils Band - Bloodshot
20. Jethro Tull - A Passion Play

Top Singles
 
1. Rolling Stones - Angie
2. Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
3. Allman Brothers - Ramblin' Man
4. Grand Funk - We're An American Band
5. Stories - Brother Louie
6. Mott The Hoople - All The Way From Memphis
7. Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
8. Pink Floyd - Money
9. Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years
10. Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me

Best R&B Album

1. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
2. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
3. J. Geils Band - Bloodshot
4. Sly & The Family Stone - Fresh
5. War - Deliver The Word
6. The Spinners
7. Al Green - Call Me
8. Soundtrack - The Harder They Come
9. O'Jays - Ship Ahoy
10. Allman Brothers - Brothers & Sisters

Best R&B Single

1. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
2. Stevie Wonder - Livin' For The City
3. Isley Brothers - That Lady
4. Gladys Knight & Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
5. Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin'
6. O'Jays - Love Train
7. J. Geils Band - Give It To Me
8. Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
9. Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay
10. Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain

Best Reissue

1. Thunderclap Newman - Hollywood Dream
2. Allman Brothers - Beginnings
3. Beatles - 1967-1970
4. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything? [huh?]
5. Soundtrack - American Graffiti
6. Pink Floyd - A Nice Pair
7. Beatles - 1963-1966
8. Spirit - Best Of Spirit
9. Buffalo Springfield
10. The Move - Split Ends

Best Jazz Album

1. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire
2. Billy Cobham - Spectrum
3. Weather Report - Sweetnighter
4. Chick Corea - Return To Forever
5. Deodato - Prelude
6. Keith Jarrett - Fort Yahweh
7. Gato Barbieri - Latin America
8. Carlos Santana/John McLaughlin - Love Devotion Surrender
9. Deodato - II
10. Larry Coryell - Real Great Escape

Top 10's or 20's were also published for the following, which I've
abbreviated to the top 3 or 4:

Top Group: 1) Mott The Hoople 2) The Who 3) Allman Brothers 4) Rolling Stones
Top Live Group: 1) The Who 2) Alice Cooper 3) J. Geils Band 4) New York Dolls
Best Male Singer: 1) David Bowie 2) Elton John 3) Mick Jagger
Best Female Singer: 1) Bette Midler 2) Carly Simon 3) Joni Mitchell
Best R&B Singer: 1) Stevie Wonder 2) Al Green 3) Marvin Gaye
Best R&B Group: 1) War 2) J. Geils Band 3) The Spinners
Best Guitarist: 1) Jimmy Page 2) Mick Ronson 3) Richard Betts
Best Keyboard: 1) Keith Emerson 2) Rick Wakeman 3) Elton John
Best Bassist: 1) Paul McCartney 2) John Entwistle 3) Chris Squire
Best Drummer: 1) Keith Moon 2) Billy Cobham 3) Aynsley Dunbar
Best Horn Man: 1) Bobby Keyes 2) Andrew Mackay 3) Miles Davis
Misc. Instr. 1) Magic Dick (harp) 2) Ian Anderson (flute) 3) Todd Rundgren (studio)
Best Producer: 1) Todd Rundgren 2) Richard Perry 3) Bob Ezrin
Worst Group: 1) New York Dolls 2) Osmonds 3) Grand Funk 4) Slade
Best Songwriter: 1) Elton John/Bernie Taupin 2) David Bowie 3) Pete Townshend
Best New Group: 1) New York Dolls 2) Queen 3) Aerosmith 4) Lynyrd Skynyrd
Disappointment: 1) Stones/Goat's Head Soup 2) Bowie retirement 3) Lou Reed-Berlin
Most Pathetic: 1) Richard Nixon 2) Lou Reed 3) New York Dolls
Drug: 1) Marijuana 2) Alcohol 3) Quaalude
Hero: 1) Elton John 2) Sam Ervin 3) Todd Rundgren
Comeback: 1) The Stooges 2) Paul McCartney 3) Johnny Winter
Rip-off: 1) Richard Nixon 2) Watergate 3) Record Prices
Most Valuable Player: 1) Mick Ronson 2) Todd Rundgren 3) Pete Townshend
Critic: 1) Lester Bangs 2) Robert Christgau 3) R. Melzer
Fad: 1) Glitter 2) The 1950's 3) Homosexuality 4) Watergate
Best R&R Movie: 1) American Graffiti 2) Jimi Hendrix 3) The Harder They Come
Album Cover: 1) ELP - Brain Salad Surgery 2) New York Dolls 3) Alice Cooper
Billion Dollar Babies 4) Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure

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CREEM MAGAZINE 1975 READER POLL RESULTS

Top Albums

1. Led Zeppelin - Phyical Graffiti
2. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
3. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
4. David Bowie - Young Americans
5. Kiss - Alive
6. Elton John - Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy
7. The Who - By Numbers
8. Elton John - Rock Of The Westies
9. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
10. Black Sabbath - Sabotage
11. Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
12. Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus
13. Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
14. Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
15. Paul McCartney & Wings - Venus and Mars
16. Rolling Stones - Made In The Shade
17. Peter Frampton - Frampton
18. Ian Hunter
19. The Tubes
20. Kiss - Dressed To Kill

Top Singles

1. David Bowie - Fame
2. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
3. Jefferson Starship - Miracles
4. Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
5. Eagles - One Of These Nights
6. Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
7. David Bowie - Young Americans
8. 10cc - I'm Not In Love
9. Z.Z. Top - Tush
10. Kiss - Rock 'n' Roll All Night

Top R&B Album

1. David Bowie - Youg Americans
2. J. Geils Band - Hotline
3. Average White Band - Cut The cake
4. War - Why Can't We Be Friends?
5. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread
6. Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On
7. Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World
8. Ohio Players - Honey
9. Labelle - Phoenix
10. Spinners - Pick Of The Litter

Top R&B Singles

1. David Bowie - Fame
2. KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
3. Shirley & Company - Shame, Shame, Shame
4. Labelle - Lady Marmalade
5. Spinners - Games People Play
6. Earth, Wind & Fire - Shinin' Star
7. Average White Band - Cut The cake
8. Van McCoy - The Hustle
9. KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The way (I Like It)
10. Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'

Best Reissue

1. Rolling Stones - Made In The Shade
2. Rolling Stones - Metamorphosis
3. Bob Dylan - Basement Tapes
4. John Lennon - Shaved Fish
5. Free - Best Of Free
6. Yes - Yesterdays
7. Elton John - Empty Sky
8. Jeff Beck & The Yardbirds
9. The Who - The Who Sell Out/A Quick One
10. Chicago - Chicago IX, Chicago's Greatest Hits

Best Jazz Album

1. Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
2. Stanley Clarke - Journey To Love
3. Chicago - VIII
4. Chick Corea - Return To Forever
5. Weather Report - Tailspinnin'
6. Herbie Hancock - Manchild
7. Billy Cobham - Shabazz
8. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music
9. Keith Jarrett - Koln Concert
10. John McLaughlin/Mahavishnu Orchestra - Visions Of Emerald Beyond

Top 10's or 20's were also published for the following, which I've
abbreviated to the top 3 or 4:
 
Top Group: 1) Rolling Stones 2) Led Zeppelin 3) The Who 4) Aerosmith
Top Live Group: 1) Rolling Stones 2) Kiss 3) Led Zeppelin 4) The Who
Best Male Singer: 1) David Bowie 2) Mick Jagger 3) Elton John
Best Female Singer: 1) Linda Ronstadt 2) Grace Slick 3) Patti Smith
Best R&B Singer: 1) Stevie Wonder 2) David Bowie 3) Mick Jagger
Best Guitarist: 1) Jimmy Page 2) Eric Clapton 3) Keith Richard
Best Keyboard: 1) Elton John 2) Keith Emerson 3)Rick Wakeman
Best Bassist: 1) John Entwhistle 2) Bill Wyman 3) Paul McCartney
Best Drummer: 1) Keith Moon 2) Charlie Watts 3) Nigel Olsson
Best Horn Man: 1) Andy Mackay 2) Clarence Clemons 3) Edgar Winter
Best Songwriter: 1) Elton John/Bernie Taupin 2) David Bowie 3) Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
Most Valuable Player: 1) Ron Wood 2) Keith Richard 3) Elton John
Best Producer: 1) Todd Rundgren 2) Gus Dudgeon 3) Jimmy Page
Best R&B Group: 1) Rolling Stones 2) J. Geils Band 3) Average White Band
Worst Group: 1) Bay City Rollers 2) Kiss 3) Elton John
Best New Group: 1) The Tubes 2) Bruce Springsteen 3) The Outlaws 4) Patti Smith
Best Instrumentalist: 1) Ian Anderson 2) Eno 3) Ray Cooper
Drug Of The Year: 1) Marijuana 2) Alcohol 3) Cocaine
Rip-off Of The Year: 1) Concert Prices 2) Album Prices 3) Metal Machine Music
Comeback Of The Year: 1) Neil Sedaka 2) Rolling Stones 3) Bob Dylan
Hero/ine Of The year: 1) Elton John 2) Bruce Springsteen 3) Ron Wood
Most Pathetic: 1) Elton John 2) David Bowie 3) President Ford
Biggest Disappointment: 1) Elton John 2) David Bowie 3) No Led Zeppelin Tour
Critic Of The Year: 1) Lester Bangs 2) Jaan Uhelski 3) Robert Christgau
Fad Of The Year: 1) Disco 2) Bruce Springsteen 3) Trying to kill the President
Album Cover Of The Year: 1) Elton John-Captain Fantastic 2) Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
3) Roxy Music - Country Life 4) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Fashion Plate Of Year: 1) Bryan Ferry 2) Cher 3) Elton John
Sex Object Of The Year: 1) David Bowie 2) Mick Jagger 3) Linda Ronstadt
Best Rock&Roll Movie: 1) Tommy 2) Stardust 3) Lisztomania
Punk Of The Year: 1) Lou Reed 2) Steven Tyler 3) Elton John

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CREEM MAGAZINE 1983 READER POLL RESULTS


Top Albums
1. Def Leppard - Pyromania
2. Police - Synchronicity
3. Quiet Riot - Metal Health
4. Loverboy - Keep It Up
5. U2 - War
6. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
7. David Bowie - Let's Dance
8. Robert Plant - Principle Of Moments
9. Journey - Frontiers
10. Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil
11. Stray Cats - Rant 'n Rave
12. Rolling Stones - Undercover
13. Big Country - The Crossing
14. Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
15. Stevie Nicks - Wild Heart
16. Z.Z. Top - Eliminator
17. Pat Benatar - Live From Earth
18. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Punch The Clock
19. Culture Club - Colour By Numbers
20. Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife
21. Men At Work - Cargo
22. AC/DC - Flick Of The Switch
23. Kinks - State Of Confusion
24. Joan Jett - Album
25. X - More Fun In The New World

Top Singles

1. Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize
2. Def Leppard - Photograph
3. Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages
4. Police - Every Breath You Take
5. David Bowie - Modern Love
6. U2 - New Year's Day
7. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
8. Police - King Of Pain
9. David Bowie - Let's Dance
10. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Best R&B Album
 
1. Rolling Stones - Undercover
2. Stevie Ray Vaughn - Texas Flood
3. Stray Cats - Rant 'n Rave
4. Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
5. Aretha Franklin - Get It Right
Best R&B Single
1. Michael Jackson - Beat It
2. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
3. Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night
4. Prince - 1999
5. Prince - Little Red Corvette

Best Reissue

1. Duran Duran
2. Yardbirds
3. Who's Greatest Hits
4. Adam Ant - Dirk Wears White Sox
5. Jam - Snap!

Best Jazz Album
1. Pat Metheny - Travels
2. Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
3. Miles Davis - Star People
4. Steve Smith - Vital Information
5. Various Artists - Jazz At Massey Hall

Top 10's or 20's were also published for the following, which I've
abbreviated to the top 3 or 4:


Top Group: 1) Def Leppard 2) Police 3) Van Halen 4) Duran Duran
Top Live Group: 1) Def Leppard 2) Police 3) Van Halen 4) Quiet Riot
Best Male Singer: 1) Joe Elliott 2) Robert Plant 3) Sting
Best Female Singer: 1) Pat Benatar 2) Stevie Nicks 3) Joan Jett
Best New Group: 1) Quiet Riot 2) Big Country 3) Fastway
Worst Group: 1) Culture Club 2) Van Halen 3) Journey
Best R&B Singer: 1) Mick Jagger 2) Michael Jackson 3) Prince
Best R&B Group: 1) Rolling Stones 2) Gap Band 3) J. Geils Band
Most Valuable Player: 1) Eddie Van Halen 2) Sting 3) Pete Townshend
Best Guitarist: 1) Eddie Van Halen 2) Steve Clark 3) Andy Summers
Best Keyboard: 1) Nick Rhodes 2) Jonathan Caine 3) Geoff Downes
Best Bassist: 1) Rick Savage 2) Sting 3) John Taylor
Best Drummer: 1) Rick Allen 2) Stewart Copeland 3) Neal Peart
Best Horn Player 1) Clarence Clemmons 2) Rindy Ross 3) Greg Ham
Best Producer: 1) Robert John "Mutt" Lange 2) Steve Lillywhite 3) Dave Edmunds
Best Songwriter: 1) Sting 2) Joe Elliott 3) Jagger/Richards
Disappointment: 1) Undercover 2) David Lee Roth 3) Duran Duran
Hero/Heroine Of Year: 1) David Bowie 2) Joe Elliott 3) Pat Benatar
Comeback Of Year: 1) David Lee Roth 2) Kiss 3) Robert Plant
Most Pathetic: 1) Boy George 2) David Lee Roth 3) Ozzy Osbourne
Rip-off: 1) Record/Tape Prices 2) Concert prices 3) CREEM
Critic: 1) Rick Johnson 2) J. Kordosh 3) Robert Christgau
Rock Photographer: 1) Lynn Goldsmith 2) Neil Zlozower 3) Mark Weiss
Fad: 1) Flashdance fashions 2) MTV 3) Union Jack shirts
Album Cover: 1) Def Leppard-Pyromania 2) Police - Synchronicity 3) Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
Fashion Plate: 1) Boy George 2) David Lee Roth 3) Duran Duran
Best Tour: 1) Police 2) Def Leppard 3) David Bowie
Sex Object: 1) Joe Elliott 2) Sting 3) Boy George
Best Rock&Roll Movie: 1) Risky Business 2) Flashdance 3) Let's Spend The Night Together
TV Show Of Year: 1) Cheers 2) Dynasty 3) Friday Night Videos
Couple Of The Year: 1) Eddie Van Halen/Valerie Bertinelli 2) Billy Joel/Christie Brinkley 3)Slim Jim Phantom & Britt Eklund
Punk Of The Year: 1) Billy Idol 2) Wendy O. Williams 3) Joe Strummer
Street Phrase Of Year: 1) Fuck you 2) Fuck off and die! 3) Hey dude! 4) Fer shur