...when somebody wants something you want too
Record Collector magazine (May 2001) has this month published its yearly reader poll of the top 500 most collectable artists. David Bowie has improved on last year's position by two places, now putting him at four in this new list. Here's what they had to say about our man...even if they're not quite sure what year it is:
"Bowie has had a stunning year, reflected in his rise into our top 5. He became a father again, played a triumphant Glastonbury, voted the Most Influential Artist Of All Time by the NME, saw his BBC sessions released and is currently in the process of recording a new album with Tony Visconti."
Here's the full top ten with last year's positions in brackets:
1 (1) The Beatles
2 (2) The Rolling Stones
3 (4) Elvis Presley
4 (6) David Bowie
5 (9) Pink Floyd
6 (8) Bob Dylan
7 (3) Queen
8 (7) Led Zeppelin
9 (5) The Who
10 (18) The Beach Boys
So hang onto that signed Roseland poster it just might be your pension fund...as if you would ever sell!
If you want to see the other 489 placings between The Beach Boys and Magnum, I'm afraid you'll have to buy the magazine. This issue also has a superb Grandaddy discography (even though, in my anal way, I have noticed a few mistakes) and if anybody can sort me out with a 7" vinyl single of 'Taster' I will marry them. };-)