British music-lovers have exposed their ignorance in a staggering new poll - which shows more people recognise Christian crooner SIR Cliff Richard than iconic former BEATLE John Lennon.

A shocking 56 per cent of people involved in the survey, conducted by British newspaper The Observer, were unable to identify the IMAGINE star.

But fans had no problem naming former SPICE GIRL Geri Halliwell and gay singer Boy George.

One of the most recognisable bands was 1980s outfit Wham! - with 46 per cent immediately picking out George Michael and his lesser-known bandmate ANDREW RIDGELEY.

17/07/2005 09:09