In 1967, the BBC commissioned The Beatles to come up with a song with a message understood by everyone for the Our World Broadcast. The program would be the first live global television link and would be watched by over 400 million in 25 countries broadcast via satellite on June 25, 1967.
Proving just how “alien-like” The Beatles were. The band hit the studio on June 14, 1967 a mere 11 days before the live broadcast and wrote and recorded the anthem “All You Need Is Love“. John Lennon playing harpsichord, Paul McCartney on double bass, George Harrison on violin (playing the instrument for the first time in his life), and Ringo Starr on drums as well as all their normal instruments.
In all the promotional photos for the “Our World TV Special” I noticed all The Beatles sans Harrison had these cool little stickers on their jacket lapels with a man on them and wondered what it was.
After some research and hoping for a deep meaning…DUH!!! It’s just the logo of the Our World Special. It’s still cool though.
The drum kit that Starr used for the TV Special does have a little hidden Paul Is Dead clue. Click below and check it out.