Beatles Named 'Icons of
Tragically, they were icons of rebellion and immorality
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The Beatles have been named the 'icons of the century' by readers of U.S. entertainment magazine, Variety.
It named the Liverpool band "the sole group who has most shaped the face of modern-day showbusiness."
The magazine listed 100 iconic entertainment figures from the last century, with industry figures drawing up a shortlist that readers voted on.
All the icons in the list, apart from the Beatles, were not ranked in any particular order.
The list aimed to represent every side of showbusiness, including actors, directors, screenwriters, musicians, TV presenters, animals, comedians and even cartoon characters.
Among other names on the list were Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse, US TV host Johnny Carson, singer Johnny Cash and canine star Lassie.
Variety conducted the poll to mark its 100th anniversary.
It did not reveal how many votes were cast.
The Beatles were also the #1 icons of immorality and rebellion.
The Beatles made a global impact on the pop music market ICONS OF
THE CENTURY The Beatles Louis Armstrong Lucille Ball Humphrey Bogart Marlon Brando Charlie Chaplin James Dean Marilyn Monroe Mickey Mouse Elvis Presley Source: Variety magazine
The Beatles made a global impact on the pop music market
ICONS OF THE CENTURY
Source: Variety magazine
Paul McCartney said, "We probably seem to be anti-religious. . . none of us believes in God." (Hit Parader, Jan 1970, p.15)
John Lennon, in his book, A Spaniard in the Works, portrays Jesus Christ as, "Jesus El Pifico, a garlic-eating, stinking little yellow, greasy fascist bastard catholic Spaniard." (A Spaniard in the Works, p.14).
Lennon also made that infamous statement, "Christianity will go, it will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that. I'm right and will be proved right. . . .We're more popular than Jesus now." (San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1966, p.26)
"And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible." ~Isaiah 13:11
"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." ~Psalm 97:10