Pink Floyd have been named the world's greatest rock act of all time.

The band, which recently reunited on stage at Live 8 for the first time in 24 years, beat other rock icons like U2 and The Who to the title.

Led Zeppelin came second, followed by The Rolling Stones in a UK poll of almost 60,000 rock fans.

The Who were fourth, eclipsing AC/DC, U2, Guns N' Roses, and Nirvana.

Jimi Hendrix came 10th in poll carried out by digital radio station Planet Rock, after Bon Jovi.

The survey of 58,000 listeners also named the 1970s the golden age of rock, followed by the 1960s, the Spandex years of the 1980s and grunge decade the 1990s.

Pink Floyd are thought to have sold a staggering 200 million albums worldwide since forming in 1965.