The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0360 Tuesday, 24 June 2008
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Subject: Elvis and Shakespeare
(Monday June 23, 2008 12:03 AM)
Elvis Presley has been voted the historical figure people would most like to see
The King came out on top in a poll which questioned 2000 people, earning a 23
per cent score in the survey.
The top three was completed by Princess Diana and Marilyn Monroe, with William
Shakespeare and King Henry VIII also in the Top 10.
Queen's Freddie Mercury and Kurt Cobain from Nirvana were the other musical
icons to feature.
The survey predicted that Elvis would be a judge on "American Idol" and
Shakespeare a songwriter for the likes of Amy Winehouse, if they were still alive.
The Top Ten is as follows:
01 Elvis Presley
02 Princess Diana
03 Marilyn Monroe
04 King Henry VIII
05 Bobby Moore
06 William Shakespeare
07 Freddie Mercury
08 Albert Einstein
09 Winston Churchill
10 Kurt Cobain
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