On June 25, 1967, the first live broadcast in the history of satellite television called "Our World" took place.
This was the first international production of satellite TV.
Various artists were asked to appear on the same broadcast as opera singer Maria Callas, painter Pablo Picasso and another band you may have heard of called "The Beatles".
The Beatles were asked to provide a song with a message that could be easily understood by many people from different countries and cultures.
Two songs were suggested by the band "Your Mother Should Know" written by Paul McCartney and "All You Need Is Love" written by John Lennon. In the end, Lennon's song was chosen because of its contemporary social significance.
About a week before the broadcast the BBC Announced that "The Beatles" are expected to present a new live song to the world and that this would take place in a special and preliminary broadcast.
On June 14, "The Beatles" entered the studio and began recording the song that opened with "La Marseillaise" - the French national anthem, at the request of producer George Martin. The Fabulous Four returned to the studios to add instruments a few days later, when on June 23rd the orchestral accompaniment that is heard throughout the entire song was also recorded.
On the day of the broadcast, Studio No. 1 of "Abbey Road" Studios was converted into a television studio from which the song was broadcast to the whole world live.
Prominent artists in British culture came to attend the special and historic event, including Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Pattie Boyd, Keith Moon, Marianne Faithfull, Graham Nash, and Jane Asher, and more. Everyone, including "The Beatles", was dressed in colorful clothes, and the studio was decorated in the spirit of the "Flower Children" and the "Summer of Love".
The song was broadcast live to 25 different countries and was watched by more than 400 million viewers. The song was played as playback from the Beatles' early recordings, except for Lennon's vocal roles, George Harrison's guitar solo, and a few other instruments.
The "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked the song 362nd out of the 500 best songs of all time.
This special day was so significant in the history of "The Beatles", so this is the reason why it was decided to hold the "Global Beatles Day" every year on June 25!!!
You are welcome to watch the historic moment !!
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