All You Need Is Love.
They could have played any song on Our World, the first live global television broadcast. By 1967, The Beatles had plenty to choose from in their catalog. But when given the opportunity to take part in this first-of-its-kind event, to reach people around the world and make one, simple statement, their message was this: love is all you need.
"It was an inspired song and they really wanted to give the world a message,"
Brian Epstein said of the song.
"The nice thing about it is that it cannot be misinterpreted. It is a clear message saying that love is everything."
On June 25th, 1967, over 400 million people in 26 countries tuned in to see what The Beatles had to say to the world. All You Need Is Loveis what they said.
Of course, John said it while chewing gum…