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Sunday, June 25, 2017
The sign was displayed during the broadcast and 400 million people around the globe saw it while they watched the Beatles perform.
One of those 400 million people was, you guessed it Milly Kendall. Angie McCartney wrote in her book, My Long and Winding Road, "Milly told us she had not long arrived and was tired and exhausted from her journey. But they had the telly on in the next room and she was half watching the screen when suddenly this placard came up. She was flabbergasted , as at this stage we were not as tech saturated as we are now. It was a real link between our two hemispheres."
No one knows if Milly really was going to stay in Australia indefinitely, but after a short time she came right back to England. I guess you can say that the sign worked.
These are the last photographs that I am aware of that show Brian Epstein with members of the Beatles. I like these photos because Brian seems relaxed and happy around the guys. I am sure he was proud of the Beatles during the recording of "All you need is love."
Thursday, June 22, 2017
It was 50 years ago this weekend that the Beatles universal song "All you Need is Love" was first heard. I think the simple message of the song is still as important today as it was 50 years ago. I have always loved these publicity photos of the guys with "All you need is love" sandwich boards in many different languages. The ultimate advertisement for love. Try to spread a little love to those around you this weekend.
This is one of my top 20 favorite fan photos. I love that the fan here, a girl named Maureen, is holding out the Sgt. Pepper album for Paul to sign for her . She also appears to have a gift to give to Paul---or is that her bag? I love that Paul is wearing purple pants. I love that Paul is going to the rehearsal and press event for All you Need is Love. It was a good day.