20 Most Influential Artists of the 20th Century
8.5 01. The Beatles
In less than a decade, the Beatles sprang from obscurity to stardom. No other music group has produced a more solid and diverse library in such a short amount of time. Beatlemania defined the early 60s culture. However, the lads from Liverpool fell victim to the 1960s culture in its later years. Ironically, their final number one was named "The Long and Winding Road." Their reign was shorter than many hoped, but their influence cannot be rivaled, spanning across generations for futures to come.