Tuesday, January 10, 2012

They aren't considered the greatest of all time for nothing

Musical artists and pop groups come and go.  Sometimes they come, make a quick fortune, and then go .... the way of the dodo.

Not so for the musical quartet who have reigned as the best of the best among musical groups for the last half century.  And there is a reason for this.  Not only were they innovative, possessed solid musicianship and could write the catchiest of hooks, but they had a conscience, and love for the world in which they lived.

It was no surprise then that when the historic Our World global telecast was planned, the UK selected The Beatles to be the voice of their nation. The BBC requested the band come up with a song that contained a message simple enough to be understood by all nationalities. And what was the message they wanted to send out to the unprecedented 26 countries and 400 million listeners tuning in?  It was as simple and profound a sentiment as can be imagined.... the idea that all you need
is
love.

Manager Brian Epstein remarked, "The nice thing about it is that it cannot be misinterpreted. It is a clear message saying that love is everything."

To which John Lennon added, "I'm a revolutionary artist. My art is dedicated to change.'"

For the broadcast, The Beatles were seated on stools, surrounded by friends and acquaintances who sat on the floor and sang the fade-out refrain, many of whom were British pop stars themselves.

Released in the UK two days later, it went straight to number one.

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy.
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you
in time - It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

with love...


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