If you were going to put together the ultimate band of all time, who would you want to be in it? A recent poll of Britons revealed that Phil Collins, Elton John and Paul McCartney would be their top picks for membership. Metro reports that in the poll, commissioned by Barclaycard, 33.4 percent of respondents chose Phil Collins as the supergroup's drummer, while 26.8 percent selected Elton as the keyboardist. The bass player would be Sir Paul, with 25.2 percent of the votes. This dream group's lead singer, with a whopping 40.4 percent of the votes, would be Queen's Freddie Mercury, who unfortunately is no longer with us.
Queen guitarist Brian May, who is, received 30.4 percent of the vote to be the group's guitarist. Metro points out that, while female musicians like Stevie Nicks and Karen Carpenter were on the ballot, they didn't receive enough support to "join" the band. In addition, respondents overwhelmingly seemed to prefer older musicians, even though half of the 2,000 people surveyed were under 45. In fact, the collective age of the dream lineup is more than 300 years old, assuming Mercury as 45, which is how old he was when he died. Other stars who received votes, but not enough to make the final lineup, included Bono, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix and One Direction's Harry Styles.