(Launch) - Former Led Zeppelin
axeman Jimmy Page has been voted the "Prime Minister
of Guitarists" by readers of England's Total
Guitar magazine. The publication asked music fans around the U.K. to vote for the best guitarist from their region to form a 12-seat assembly. Page won the Greater London spot over Pete Townshend of the Who and Brian May of Queen
and he also topped all vote-getters for the mythic Prime Minister
position. Other winners in the poll included Eric Clapton, ex-Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie
Blackmore, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Pink Floyd's David
Gilmour, AC/DC's Angus Young and ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore.