The semifinal round of the April 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election features four awesome bands and two very tough decisions. In our first battle, the Who and the Beatles are matched up against each other.

Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.

The Beatles are arguably the most important and influential rock group in history, and yet they're on a search for redemption after losing to the Kinks in the finals of last month's UCR Hall of Fame poll. They took a big step towards that goal by absolutely trouncing Buffalo Springfield (88% to 12%) in round one.

Of course, the Who are no small potatoes themselves, having just scored their own landslide victory (in this case, by an 85% to 15% margin over the Guess Who) in the first round of our competition. Without classics such as 'Tommy' and 'Quadrophenia,' it's hard to say what the template for classic rock albums would look like today.

So which of these two legendary bands gets to move on to round two of this month's Hall of Fame election? That's up to you! Readers can vote once a day in each of our two semifinal round matchups from now until 11:59PM ET on Sunday, April 21. You can read the Hall of Fame's official rules right here. Be sure to mark your calendars for May 1, when the second entrant into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame is revealed.


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