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The Beatles -- 58% of your votes

Two months after the assassination of President Kennedy--a sad, scary time for 13 year-olds like me -- The Beatles came to America, bringing fun, cheekiness, intelligence, and belief in the power of music to transform the then dreary landscape. When George Harrison wrote "Here Comes the Sun" years later, he might well have been writing about the four boys who lit and warmed the winter of 1964. No one inspired the baby boomers more than The Beatles. They gave us hope.

The votes are in and viewers overwhelming chose The Beatles as the artists that had the greatest impact on history. Read what viewers had to say about all the artists below, including the winning nomination submissions.

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