Beatles voted number one among stars

THE Beatles' enduring appeal was confirmed today when they were named the most important entertainers of the past 100 years.

John, Paul, George and Ringo beat the challenge of stars ranging from Elvis to Lassie to be crowned Icons of the Century by entertainment bible Variety.

The magazine quizzed key industry figures and held a public vote to assemble the list, drawn up to mark its 100th birthday.

After the Liverpudlian hit machine comes jazz genius Louis Armstrong

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