NME launches search to find the Ultimate Music Icon of the last 60 years – vote

Cast your vote now at NME.COM/ultimateicon

NME announced today (March 21) that it is launching a new search to find the Ultimate Musical Icon of the last 60 years.

To celebrate NME‘s 60th birthday, we’re going to be crowning the ultimate musical icon from the magazine’s lifetime and we’re leaving the decision about who it is entirely down to you.

The shortlist for the honour features 60 people, including Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Joe Strummer, Madonna, Alex Turner, Morrissey, Noel Gallagher, Bjork, Patti Smith, Matt Bellamy and over 50 others. To vote now, 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 Kasabian, Florence And The Machine, The Maccabees, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Katy B and Marina And The Diamonds name as their ultimate icon, pick up the latest issue of NME. It’s on UK newsstands and available digitally now.

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

Alex Turner
Amy Winehouse
Beth Ditto
Bob Dylan
Bob Marley
Bobby Gillespie
Chuck D
Courtney Love
Damon Albarn
Dave Grohl
David Bowie
Debbie Harry
Dizzee Rascal
Elvis Presley
Freddie Mercury
Ian Brown
Ian Curtis
Iggy Pop
Jack White
Jarvis Cocker
Jim Morrison
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Joe Strummer
Joey Ramone
John Lennon
John Lydon
Johnny Cash
Johnny Marr
Julian Casablancas
Karen O
Kate Bush
Keith Richards
Kurt Cobain
Liam Gallagher
Lily Allen
Lou Reed
Marc Bolan
Michael Jackson
Matt Bellamy
Noel Gallagher
Patti Smith
Paul McCartney
Paul Weller
Pete Doherty
PJ Harvey
Richey Edwards
Robert Smith
Roger Daltrey
Shaun Ryder
Sid Vicious
Siouxsie Sioux
Syd Barrett
Thom Yorke

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