It was the summer of love, when The BBC set about to spread that word, as their press release revealed, “to places as far apart as Canberra and Cape Kennedy, Moscow and Montreal”.
Tens of millions across 5 continents tuned in for the first ever global satellite-linked musical event, featuring a song written specifically for the love-in, by the Beatles. Eleven days before-hand, late one night, the boys got down to business, and recorded the backing track. A week later, the orchestra was added, and the day after that, on the 24th of June, 1967, the doors to Abbey Road were swung open as 100 journalists and photographers appeared to see what all the fuss was about. Then, on the 25th, with the Beatles and friends, like Mick and Marianne, Keith Richards, Keith Moon, George Harrison’s wife Patti … her future husband Eric Clapton, McCartney’s girlfriend Jane Asher, Graham Nash and all the rest, they told the world what it needed.
A four letter word, called Love.