The Beatles: All You Need Is Love by Paul Skellett,Simon Weitzman Book Resume:
All You Need Is Love is the definitive photographic journey through The Beatles iconic performance on June 25, 1967 for the 'Our World' satellite broadcast, the first live international satellite broadcast ever to take place. The book is a painstakingly restored and remastered publication, a visual diary which chronicles the rehearsals and live performance of 'All You Need Is Love', performing to an estimated worldwide audience of 400 million people. The Beatles were signed by the BBC as the United Kingdom's representatives in the programme, which featured contributions from 14 countries worldwide showcasing the best that nations had to offer. "It was the first worldwide satellite broadcast ever," Ringo Starr said. "It's a standard thing that people do now, but then, when we did it, it was a first. That was exciting - we were doing a lot of firsts." John Lennon penned the song especially for the event, as directed by the brief given to the band by the BBC. The song had to be simple with a positive message that viewers would understand. Broadcast at the height of the Vietnam War, this performance of the song and the message which it conveyed, became one of the defining moments of the 1967 'Summer of Love'. Working with archives and colleagues at Rex Features, The Science Museum, MTV, Rolling Stone Magazine and the BBC, authors Paul Skellett & Simon Weitzman have pieced together the narrative and visuals surrounding the rehearsals and live performance. The result is a beautifully crafted 176 page visual timeline documenting The Beatles' part in this historic event.