The Beatles' U.S. Invasion: 28 Stars Discuss The Fab Four's 50th Anniversary (Video)

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The Beatles arrive at Kennedy Airport for the first time from London for a 10-day tour on February 7, 1964 in New York City, New York.

A genre-spanning assortment of musicians from Ed Sheeran to Willie Nelson discuss favorite Beatles moments and memories.

It's no secret that the Beatles have been a massive force and influence on music for generations, and their arrival in the U.S. 50 years ago on Feb. 7, 1964 and performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" two days later truly kicked off Beatlemania in America. To mark this special 50th anniversary, Billboard caught up with a multitude of musicians on camera --  including Ed Sheeran, Willie Nelson, and Metallica -- to get each person's take on the Beatle's music and importance in their lives.

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When it comes to the Beatles, genre matters little: stars as disparate as Boyz II Men and Kascade weigh in on their favorite Beatles songs. Others like Gavin DeGraw and the National speak about the profound influence of 1967's LP "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

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More time-tested performers gave even more personal accounts of Beatle fandom. Charlie Wilson reminisces on wearing a Beatles wig to school. And venerable songwriter/Daft Punk collaborator Paul Williams muses, "One of the reasons I became a songwriter is the amazing treasure of music they gave me."

Here's a full list of the music stars interviewed in the video above:
Bonnie McKee
Boyz II Men
Capital Cities
Diane Warren
Ed Sheeran
Gary Clark Jr.
Gavin Degraw
Gregory Porter
Imagine Dragons
Jeff Bhasker
Jesse McCartney
Kenny Aronoff
Killswitch Engage
Kris Kristofferson
Lalah Hathaway
Mary Lambert
Mayer Hawthorne
Merle Haggard
The Milk Carton Kids
The National
Paul Williams
Rob Caggiano of Volbeat
Sam Smith
Skylar Grey
The Teaching
Willie Nelson