42 years ago today, June 25 1967. The Beatles premiere the song "All You Need Is Love" on a worldwide TV broadcast to an estimated 400 million people.
"Our World" was the first live, international, satellite television production. Performers, including opera singer Maria Callas and artist Pablo Picasso, from nineteen nations were invited to perform in separate segments featuring their respective countries.
It was the first live global television link. Broadcast to 26 countries and watched by 400 million, the program was broadcast via Satellite on June 25, 1967. The BBC had commissioned the Beatles to write a song for the UK’s contribution.
Released in the UK on July 7, it went straight to No. 1 and remained there for three weeks. It was similarly successful in the US, reaching No. 1 for a week (appearing on the American LP version of Magical Mystery Tour in November).
In: Arts and Entertainment, Other Entertainment
Tags: The Beatles, All You Need is Love, Rock n Roll, Music, Rock Hall of Fame, Our World
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