The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 131
Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.
“All You Need Is Love” – The Beatles (1967)
1967 was a magnificent year for the Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music. It saw the release of their masterpiece Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club. Band, the double EP/film Magical Mystery Tour and the singles Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, All You Need is Love and Hello Goodbye.
“All You Need is Love” was released as a single exactly 50 years ago today, on 7th July 1967. It was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The Beatles performed the song over a pre-recorded backing track as Britain’s contribution to Our World, the first live global television link. Watched by over 400 million in 25 countries, the programme was broadcast via satellite on 25 June 1967. The song captured the utopian sentiments of the Summer of Love era and topped singles charts in Britain, the United States and many other countries. Here is just a taster …
And, exactly 60 years ago yesterday, on 6th July 1957, a 16 year old called John Lennon met a 15 year old called Paul McCartney for the very first time.