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Eric Clapton is getting the nod as the best rock guitarist ever.  He's topping the list in a new poll in conjunction with the upcoming Silverstone Classic, a three-day event featuring auto racing and classic cars. 

Nearly 2,000 people took part in the online survey, in which they were asked to pick their three favorites from a list of 12 guitar legends.  The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, and AC/DC's Angus Young were also vying for the informal title, along with The Who's Pete Townshend, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Neil Young, and Slash. Chuck Berry, blues greats B.B. King and Albert King, and guitar pioneer Les Paul were also in the poll. 

The 2013 Silverstone Classic Rocking and Racing festival will take place throughout Northamptonshire, England from July 26th through the 28th.  The Hollies are this year's featured act at the event, and will be the day-two concert headliner. 

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