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It was 1967, and the Beatles were at the height of their career. The biggest band in the world (and eventually music history), were everywhere and continuously cranking out hit after hit. Their album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was just released, and topping the charts. But a few months after the release, the band released a single from the album, and that preached a message that encouraged change in the world!
The band took to National Television, and debut their mega-hit “All You Need Is Love” on BBC June 25th, 1967. The broadcast spanned 5 continents, and was aired in nearly 20 countries. The lyrics speak for themselves, and preach how all the world really needs is love. Ringo Starr spoke about how the song still resonates with him today:
“We were big enough to command an audience of that size, and it was for love. It was for love and bloody peace. It was a fabulous time. I even get excited now when I realize that’s what it was for: peace and love, people putting flowers in guns.“- Starr said.
Check out the broadcast down below, and reminisce on one of the best days in music history!