Whoever compiled the list certainly seems besotted with Jordan Rudess and Rick Wakeman to a slightly lesser degree.
I think all those lists on that site are voted on by the members there. I'm a member as well but never voted on any. A couple of years ago after looking at the some of the compiled lists, I just had to make a post asking why Quo did not make at the very least the top 200 of the 70's.
Admin came on and replied to my post, more or less stating that if I wanted, he would 'school me' about rock music if I wanted to carry on with my post, what a moronic reply.
Take a look at this list below. Just look at some of the bands/artists there and Quo didn't make it. I'm not too fussed with the criteria they use. Criteria: Rock 'n' Roll Music Artists Of The 1970's based equally on Musical and Commercial Impact, Influence & Importance of their Recorded Work.
When I saw Life on Mars wasnt top five I lost interest.
Tony any plans for your Rainbow inspired shows in the UK ?
There were some very bizarre placings and not at the moment, the guys in the Rainbow Project all have other musical stuff on the go and we just come together now and then, more for fun than anything serious. The singer Age has just brought out a fantastic new album with his band Ammunition , which he's now promoting (well worth a listen too, it's great) and I'm touring until mid March with Peter Maffay in Germany and then back in the studio finishing off my next album. Plus a few more RP gigs in mainland Europe over the summer and some solo concerts later in the year. I never really made an impression on the British music scene post Rainbow, it was mainly Europe, Scandinavia and the Eastern Bloc so I tour where there's a demand really and at my age it's more for fun now and for loyal fans.
It would have put a smile on Jon's, we met within weeks of me joining Rainbow and were close friends up to his death, he was one of the most unassuming men in rock but also probably the most talented musician I've ever met and worked with.