The idea of a “Global Beatles Day” is different. The date chosen has a particular meaning in the global sense.
On June 25, 1967, The Beatles participated in a BBC program called “Our World”. The BBC linked studios in several cultural capitals, including London, England. “Our World” was the first global transmission broadcast ever, and the Beatles were the central segment , singing “All you Need is Love.”
A global holiday that would not pigeonhole the Beatles’ contributions , or their impact on the world. It is not limited to their amazing and transcendent music. (see main page)
It is a thank you note and a love letter. (Speaking of love letters…read this)
A holiday that didn’t involve wigs or lookalike/soundalike bands.
In saying all this, the reason for a GBD holiday in the first place, is because every day is “Global Beatles Day” for a lot of us….
When Global Beatles Day (GBD) was launched in February of 2009, there was already a “Beatles Day” held in Liverpool on July 10th. The very nice thing about “Beatles Day” in the UK, is that money is raised for local Liverpool charitable causes. Doing charitable things in the name of this or any other holiday is obviously a “fab”ulous idea.
The Liverpool organizers of Beatles Day chose July 10th because this was the day the Beatles returned to Liverpool from America -and the premiere of “A Hard Day’s Night
Any day, in any place, that celebrates the amazing shift in the world because of the Beatles is ok , better than OK… Any money that would be raised for the good of humanity or the earth in celebration, or in honor of the Beatles is a good thing. There’s plenty of room for everyone.