Which UK city has the worst musical history?

Take all the number one UK albums since 1960, work out which cities each band came from, 'compare' that to the population of said cities and you will, apparently, find out which one has "the worst musical history".

Commiserations, then, to Plymouth, Derby and Portsmouth.

Ok, so the maths sound a bit dubious, but it's all in a good cause. Absolute Radio have teamed up with Yamaha's Guitars For Schools campaign to give one secondary school a bunch of guitars. Thus spawning Plymouth's answer to Paul McCartney, we presume.

Parents, pupils and teachers can nominate and vote for a school here.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).