The Beatles Via First Ever Satellite Broadcast
It was called ‘Our World’, the first ever international satellite broadcast, on June 25, 1967. What song did [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] sing? Find out with Beatles Break Trivia.
The historic ‘Our World’ broadcast, the first time an event was shown live via satellite around the world, took place 44 years ago tomorrow. 19 different nations were invited to represent their country, performing in separate segments over two and a half hours. It was seen by an estimated 400 million people.
It was mostly a news type documentary style show, featuring such breath-taking segments as cattle herding (Canada), an outside shot of the house where U.S. President Johnson was meeting with the Soviet Premier (USA), and subway construction in Tokyo (Japan).
The U.K. segment with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] was the most exciting. They hit the air at 8:54p.m. Detroit time on June 25, 1967, singing a song they had written just for the show ‘All You Need Is Love”.
It was origionally broadcast in black and white, and later versions of the video, like the one below, were colorised. Look for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mick Jagger[/lastfm] at about 2:40 into the video.
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