LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Readers of Variety have named the Beatles as icons of the century.
The British rockers beat U.S. stars such as jazz great Louis Armstrong, who ranked No. 2 and comedian Lucille Ball who was No. 3 in the poll of the Top 100 entertainers in the past 100 years -- taken by the entertainment industry newspaper.
Variety did not reveal how many people voted in the poll, taken to mark the 100th anniversary of Variety.