The Beatles were once again on the top of the record charts with “All You Need Is Love.” The song was preformed live via a worldwide satellite broadcast on June 25th 1967. They recorded some backing tracks in the weeks before the broadcast. On that backing, John is playing the harpsichord, Paul is playing the double bass, George the violin and Ringo some drums. Then on the broadcast they added new vocals and also had a small orchestra in the studio with them. The broadcast was originally in black and white and the video below was colorized in 2015. See if you can spot some of their friends sitting around the room like Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Moon and Graham Nash.
“All You Need Is Love” was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for just the week of Aug. 13 – 19th. On the Cash Box record chart it was at number for two weeks, Aug. 6 – 19th.