Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Beatles - "All You Need Is Love" (1967)

This John Lennon song was the Beatles' contribution to, "Our World," the first-ever live global television satellite link. The performance, which was broadcast on June 25, 1967, reached 350 million people in 26 countries. "All You Need is Love" became the de facto anthem of the Summer of Love...

When asked in 1971 whether songs like "Give Peace a Chance" and "Power to the People" were propaganda songs, John Lennon answered, "Sure. So was 'All You Need Is Love'. I'm a revolutionary artist. My art is dedicated to change."

It is interesting now, in hindsight, to think about where the merger of global technology, consumerism and youth culture has taken us...


  1. The U.S. vs. John Lennon

    A fantastic look into the music, politics, outlook & motivation of a crazy time. Very well made with plenty of old footage & great insight from Tariq Ali, Bobby Seale & Gore Vidal.

  2. Since you think about design and aesthetics, you should definitely check this out...

    the Illustrated Beatles gallery: