The Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’: It was 54 years ago today

The Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’: It was 54 years ago today

“All You Need Is Love” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as a non-album single on 7th of July 1967. It was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The Beatles performed the song over a pre-recorded barcking track as Britain’s contribution to Our World, the first live global television link. Watched by over 400 million in 25 countries, the program 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.

“All You Need Is Love” was later included on the US Magical Mystery Tour album. It also appears in a sequence in the Beatles’ 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine and on the accompanying soundtrack album.

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