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Beatles voted top of the pops.

The Beatles were unsurprisingly ranked Merseyside's greatest musical export in a poll of rock fans.

They voted the Fab Four's double A-side Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane as the greatest single to come out of Liverpool in a poll of more than 4,000 Virgin Radio listeners.

The support for the Beatles meant only a handful of votes separated many of the other tracks, with The La's scraping into second place with their only hit, There She Goes.

Show host Pete Mitchell said: "Liverpool seems to provide a definitive artist for every era, each time pushing music and the boundaries of pop forward.

Top ten:

1. The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane

2. The La's - There She Goes

3. Echo and the Bunnymen - Killing Moon

4. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax

5. Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army

6. The Coral - Dreaming of You

7. Space - Female of the Species

8. The Lightning Seeds - Life of Riley

9. Wah! - Story of the Blues

10. Teardrop Explodes - Reward
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 19, 2003
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