Alex Turner, Liam Gallagher, Morrissey, John Lennon shortlisted for NME’s Ultimate Icon award

Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Kurt Cobain also make the last eight

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, former Oasis man Liam Gallagher, Morrissey and John Lennon are among those who’ve made the last eight in NME’s search for the Ultimate Musical Icon of the last 60 years.

As well as the above, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain have also made the cut, which began earlier this year with a shortlist of 60 people.

To celebrate NME‘s 60th birthday, we’re going to be crowning the ultimate musical icon from the magazine’s lifetime and the current shortlist of eight will be narrowed down to four in the coming weeks.

To vote for your choice, head to NME.COM/ultimateicon and click on your choice.

To find out more about the search for NME’s Ultimate Musical Icon of the last 60 years and to see who The Cribs, The Maccabees, Grimes, Howler, Richard Hawley, Wretch 32, Santigold and the Mystery Jets name as their ultimate icon, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally. There’s also posters of the likes of Bowie, Gallagher, Cobain and Winehouse, with more to come in the following week’s issue.

You can also watch a video where the likes of Kasabian, Florence And The Machine, The Maccabees, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Katy B and Marina And The Diamonds name their ultimate icon by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The shortlist for the NME’s Ultimate Icon of the last 60 years is as follows:

Alex Turner
Amy Winehouse
David Bowie
Jimi Hendrix
John Lennon
Kurt Cobain
Liam Gallagher

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The Maccabees, The Cribs and Howler are playing at this year’s T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.