A famous quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s novel ,“Timequake” says it best.
“I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, ‘The Beatles did’.
The meaning and intent of Global Beatles Day
“And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love, you make”
GBD (founded 2009) is a day honoring and celebrating the phenomenon and ideals of the Beatles, collectively and individually, for their gifts to the world including, but not limited to, their promotion of peace and love, of truth and youth, and of the expansion of human consciousness. More specifically, GBD commemorates the Beatles music – their promotion and expansion of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, world music… and especially their collective and personal exploration of a myriad of musical ideas and innovations.
The Beatles paved the way for global changes in personal expression, fashion, imagination, sex, and art. They had as much or more impact on global society than anyone of their time.
The reason for the date of June 25th , and why it’s a “Global Holiday”
“All you need is love” is a song written by John Lennon, credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was first performed by The Beatles on the BBC produced program, Our World, the first live global television link. Broadcast to 26 countries via satellite and watched by 400 million, the program was broadcast on June 25, 1967, The Summer of Love.
Global Beatles Day is not intended to be a consumerist holiday nor is this a day of “fandom.” It is about the messages that “float downstream” in the Beatles’ music and lyrics.
As of today, the group has 500 members of varying ages from all over the world. The growth of this group has spread by word of mouth with no other form of publicity other than Facebook and Twitter.
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