“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.” - John Lennon (“Imagine”, 1971)
Today is Global Beatles Day, held every year on the anniversary of the band’s historic 1967 performance on BBC’s “Our World” — viewed by an audience of 400 million as the world’s first televised live global link. Opening the historic broadcast with their debut performance of “All You Need Is Love”, the Beatles invited The Rolling Stones as well as fellow rockers Eric Clapton and Keith Moon on stage to sing along, hoping to create a festive atmosphere to match the positive message behind the soon-to-be hit song. This unofficially official holiday was created by Beatles fans to honor the band’s contributions to several genres of music and to give a big thank you to the four lads from Liverpool.