College Rankings of Rock: Top 20 Universities Rated for Their Musical Alumni

#03: University of London

Alumni: John Cale of the Velvet Underground, Coldplay, Brian May and John Deacon of Queen, Mick Jagger, Alex James of Blur, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Joe Jackson, KT Tunstall

Pass: University of London Society of Bell Ringers teaches students to ring bells in English church towers.

Fail: Can’t rock out to ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ on church bells.

Radical: Queen guitarist Brian May, who was studying astrophysics when he co-formed the band in 1970, got his Ph.D. from U. of London’s Imperial College at 60, thanks to his thesis “Radical Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud.”

via College Rankings of Rock: Top 20 Universities Rated for Their Musical Alumni – Spinner. (via Allmusic.com)

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