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    As of right now, Elvis has had the greatest cultural impact because of being the first rock & roll superstar.  But I truly believe that in the long run, John Lennon will have had the greatest impact because of how he expressed his philosophy in his music.  
    I recently re-watched one of his appearances on Dick Cavett's show (via youtube) and it was the one where he explained his song Woman Is The Nigger Of The World.  
    Even though I saw it the first time it was broadcast, it blew my mind watching it in the context of today's world.  Someday the scenario John described in Imagine will be something we live, not something we have to imagine.  I hope that day is sooner rather than later.  

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