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1) Liam Gallagher

1) Liam Gallagher

2) Bono

2) Bono

3) Freddie Mercury

3) Freddie Mercury

4) Damon Albarn

4) Damon Albarn

5) Chris Martin

5) Chris Martin

6) Matt Bellamy

6) Matt Bellamy

7) Jim Morrison

7) Jim Morrison

8) Bob Marley

8) Bob Marley

9) Paul McCartney

9) Paul McCartney

10) John Lennon

10) John Lennon

11) Robbie Williams

11) Robbie Williams

12) Debbie Harry

12) Debbie Harry

13) Mick Jagger

13) Mick Jagger

14) Morrissey

14) Morrissey

15) John Lydon

15) John Lydon

16) James Brown

16) James Brown

17) Bruce Springsteen

17) Bruce Springsteen

18) Robert Plant

18) Robert Plant

19) Tom Meighan

19) Tom Meighan

20) Joe Strummer

20) Joe Strummer

Liam Gallagher has been named the best frontman

Liam Gallagher has been named the best frontman

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher accepts the Brits album of 30 years award at The Brit Awards 2010

Liam Gallagher accepts the Brits album of 30 years award at The Brit Awards 2010

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Liam Gallagher think Oasis should have split up earlier

Liam Gallagher think Oasis should have split up earlier

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

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LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 22:  Liam Gallagher of Oasis brings out a belt for boxer Ricky Hatton of England before taking on Paulie Malignaggi during their light-welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 22, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 22: Liam Gallagher of Oasis brings out a belt for boxer Ricky Hatton of England before taking on Paulie Malignaggi during their light-welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 22, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher

Ethan Miller

LONDON - MAY 16: Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on May 16, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher

LONDON - MAY 16: Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on May 16, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher

Shaun Botterill

LONDON - OCTOBER 10:  (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono poses with Oasis's Liam Gallagher and a posthumous Q Special Award for John Lennon in the awards room at The Q Awards, the annual magazine’s music awards, at Grosvenor House on October 10, 2005 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Yoko Ono

LONDON - OCTOBER 10: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono poses with Oasis's Liam Gallagher and a posthumous Q Special Award for John Lennon in the awards room at The Q Awards, the annual magazine’s music awards, at Grosvenor House on October 10, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Yoko Ono

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LONDON - OCTOBER 10:  Noel Gallagher (L) and Liam Gallagher of Oasis arrive with Nicole Appleton at The Q Awards, the annual magazine's music awards, at Grosvenor House on October 10, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Noel Gallagher;Liam Gallagher

LONDON - OCTOBER 10: Noel Gallagher (L) and Liam Gallagher of Oasis arrive with Nicole Appleton at The Q Awards, the annual magazine's music awards, at Grosvenor House on October 10, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Noel Gallagher;Liam Gallagher

Jo Hale

LONDON - FEBRUARY 14:  Liam Gallagher of Oasis performs on stage at The BRIT Awards 2007 in association with MasterCard at Earls Court 1 on February 14, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher

LONDON - FEBRUARY 14: Liam Gallagher of Oasis performs on stage at The BRIT Awards 2007 in association with MasterCard at Earls Court 1 on February 14, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher

Dave Hogan

LONDON - FEBRUARY 14:  (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Oasis members (L-R) Andy Bell, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer accept the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award on stage at The BRIT Awards 2007 in association with MasterCard at Earls Court 1 on February 14, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andy Bell;Noel Gallagher;Liam Gallagher;Gem Archer

LONDON - FEBRUARY 14: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Oasis members (L-R) Andy Bell, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer accept the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award on stage at The BRIT Awards 2007 in association with MasterCard at Earls Court 1 on February 14, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andy Bell;Noel Gallagher;Liam Gallagher;Gem Archer

Dave Hogan

LONDON - APRIL 02:  (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Liam Gallagher arrives at the UK premiere of 'Shine a Light' at the Odeon Leicester Square on April 2, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

LONDON - APRIL 02: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Liam Gallagher arrives at the UK premiere of 'Shine a Light' at the Odeon Leicester Square on April 2, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Dave Hogan

LONDON - APRIL 02:  (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Liam Gallagher and wife Nicole Appleton arrive at the UK premiere of 'Shine a Light' at the Odeon Leicester Square on April 2, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

LONDON - APRIL 02: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Liam Gallagher and wife Nicole Appleton arrive at the UK premiere of 'Shine a Light' at the Odeon Leicester Square on April 2, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Dave Hogan

LONDON - OCTOBER 16: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) L-R Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher attend the Oasis photocall in Wembley Stadium to promote their new album 'Dig out Your Soul' released on October 6th, and their two sold out concerts at Wembley Arena, on October 16, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

LONDON - OCTOBER 16: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) L-R Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher attend the Oasis photocall in Wembley Stadium to promote their new album 'Dig out Your Soul' released on October 6th, and their two sold out concerts at Wembley Arena, on October 16, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Dave Hogan

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 22:  Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis bring out boxer Ricky Hatton of England's belts before taking on Paulie Malignaggi during their light-welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 22, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Noel Gallagher;Liam Gallagher

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 22: Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis bring out boxer Ricky Hatton of England's belts before taking on Paulie Malignaggi during their light-welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 22, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Noel Gallagher;Liam Gallagher

John Gichigi

Family portrait of the Gallagher family in the mid 1970's from left to right Noel, Paul, Liam and Mum Peggy Gallagher. Noel and Liam Gallagher are both in the British rock band Oasis. (Photo by Dan Callister/Liaison)

Family portrait of the Gallagher family in the mid 1970's from left to right Noel, Paul, Liam and Mum Peggy Gallagher. Noel and Liam Gallagher are both in the British rock band Oasis. (Photo by Dan Callister/Liaison)

Dan Callister

LONDON - MARCH 26:  British musicians Noel (Left) and Liam (Right) Gallagher attend the charity concert in aid of the "Teenage Cancer Trust" at the Royal Albert Hall on March 26, 2003 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

LONDON - MARCH 26: British musicians Noel (Left) and Liam (Right) Gallagher attend the charity concert in aid of the "Teenage Cancer Trust" at the Royal Albert Hall on March 26, 2003 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Dave Hogan

Liam Gallagher at the NME Carling Awards Planit 2000 in Shoreditch. Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images***NORTH AMERICAN SALES ONLY***

Liam Gallagher at the NME Carling Awards Planit 2000 in Shoreditch. Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images***NORTH AMERICAN SALES ONLY***

Dave Hogan

LONDON - FEBRUARY 6:  British pop stars Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher enjoy an embrace at the NME Carling Awards at Planet 2000 in Shoreditch on February 6, 2001 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

LONDON - FEBRUARY 6: British pop stars Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher enjoy an embrace at the NME Carling Awards at Planet 2000 in Shoreditch on February 6, 2001 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Dave Hogan

Liam Gallagher pictured on stage at the Odyssey in 2005

Liam Gallagher pictured on stage at the Odyssey in 2005

Noel, left, and Liam Gallagher of Oasis perform during the start of their Canadian tour in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday August 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Darryl Dyck - THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Noel, left, and Liam Gallagher of Oasis perform during the start of their Canadian tour in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday August 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Darryl Dyck - THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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(L-R) Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Ricky Hatton of England, Noel Gallagher of Oasis and boxer Matthew Hatton celebrate Ricky Hatton's 11th round TKO victory against Paulie Malignaggi after their light-welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 22, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada

(L-R) Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Ricky Hatton of England, Noel Gallagher of Oasis and boxer Matthew Hatton celebrate Ricky Hatton's 11th round TKO victory against Paulie Malignaggi after their light-welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 22, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada

LONDON - OCTOBER 10:  Oasis member Noel Gallagher  (L) and Prodigy member Keith Flint attend The Q Awards, the annual magazine's music awards, at Grosvenor House on October 10, 2005 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Keith Flint

LONDON - OCTOBER 10: Oasis member Noel Gallagher (L) and Prodigy member Keith Flint attend The Q Awards, the annual magazine's music awards, at Grosvenor House on October 10, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Keith Flint

Dave Hogan

LONDON - JULY 20:  Singer Nicole Appleton, boyfriend, musician Liam Gallagher of Oasis, their son Gene (R) and what may be Appleton's nephew Ace Howlett (L) attend the HomeChoice Enchanted Wood Tea Party at The Music Room on July 20, 2005 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Harding/Getty Images)

LONDON - JULY 20: Singer Nicole Appleton, boyfriend, musician Liam Gallagher of Oasis, their son Gene (R) and what may be Appleton's nephew Ace Howlett (L) attend the HomeChoice Enchanted Wood Tea Party at The Music Room on July 20, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Harding/Getty Images)

Chris Harding

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 3:  (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES)  Singer Liam Gallagher from Oasis on stage for 100fm Radio show on December 3, 1999 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 3: (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES) Singer Liam Gallagher from Oasis on stage for 100fm Radio show on December 3, 1999 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher

Dave Hogan

LONDON - :  (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES)  Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher and brother Noal Gallagher at the opening night of Steve Coogan's comedy show in the West End, London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Noel Gallagher

LONDON - : (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES) Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher and brother Noal Gallagher at the opening night of Steve Coogan's comedy show in the West End, London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Noel Gallagher

Dave Hogan

SAN FRANCISCO - :  (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES)  Singer Liam Gallagher (L) and brother Noel Gallagher of band Oasis perform on stage in San Francisco supporting U2. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Noel Gallagher;Liam Gallagher

SAN FRANCISCO - : (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES) Singer Liam Gallagher (L) and brother Noel Gallagher of band Oasis perform on stage in San Francisco supporting U2. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Noel Gallagher;Liam Gallagher

Dave Hogan

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 3:  (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES)  Singer Liam Gallagher (L) and brother Noel Gallagher from Oasis on stage on December 3, 1999 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Noel Gallagher

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 3: (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES) Singer Liam Gallagher (L) and brother Noel Gallagher from Oasis on stage on December 3, 1999 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Noel Gallagher

Dave Hogan

LONDON - :  (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES)  Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher with is mother Peggy Gallagher at the opening night of Steve Coogan's comedy show in the West End, London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Peggy Gallagher

LONDON - : (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM DAVE HOGAN. PLEASE CONTACT SALES TEAM WITH ENQUIRIES) Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher with is mother Peggy Gallagher at the opening night of Steve Coogan's comedy show in the West End, London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Peggy Gallagher

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MILAN - MAY 30:  British pop star Liam Gallagher of the pop group "Oasis" performs on stage on May 30, 2000 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

MILAN - MAY 30: British pop star Liam Gallagher of the pop group "Oasis" performs on stage on May 30, 2000 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

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1) Liam Gallagher

Former Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher has beaten stars such as Bono, Freddie Mercury and John Lennon to be named the greatest frontman of all time.

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The cocky former Oasis star, who has never been shy to brag about his brilliance, tops a list of greats compiled from thousands of readers of Q magazine.

It comes as Gallagher's brother Noel prepares to play his first show tonight since quitting Oasis last summer.

Liam - who last month handed a special award into the crowd when he appeared at the Brits - is known for his charismatic performances, often sneering into his microphone with his hands behind his back, or messing with his tambourine.

His brother once made a crack that Liam was constantly "developing new techniques of how to balance that f***ing tambourine on his head".

In an interview with Q, Liam said he was on a par with Elvis Presley. "There is Elvis and me. I couldn't say which of the two is best," he said.

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Asked about the secret to being an effective frontman, Liam responded: "Behaving yourself and not jumping round like a bitch."

And in an uncharacteristic show of brotherly support, or possibly sarcasm, he reckoned Noel was his own personal choice as the greatest frontman. Noel often took centre-stage at Oasis gigs to perform a handful of tracks.

Kasabian star Tom Meighan - who was ranked 19th in the poll - chose Gallagher as his ideal frontman.

"(Coldplay's) Chris Martin is all right if you're 35 and feeling sad that your mortgage repayments have gone up but Liam is the voice you want if you're you and free and up for anything," he said.

Oasis split in August last year when Noel walked out on the band after years of squabbling with his brother. He is due to play the first of two shows for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in London tonight, performing with a string section and choir.

Liam is planning to continue performing with the other members of the band.

The May edition of Q magazine is on sale on March 27.


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