The Beatles - I was 8 when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show for the first time, my sisters thought they were cute but I really liked the music. Rock 'n Roll had pretty much died in America in the early 60's, the charts were topped by crooners like Pat Boone, the Beatles' music was upbeat and crisp and they looked sharp. As I was growing up their music matured, it went from boy band catchy pop to artistically crafted sound journeys. It took me years to appreciate some of their music like "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "I am the Walrus", but I think that was part of their appeal to me, I grew into their music later in life. However, I still don't get "Revolution 9" and I don't care if I ever do.