- Mob Psycho 100 and the Beatles’ Mop Tops - September 12, 2020
- Rob Sheffield on the Beatles’ breakup and Peter Jackson’s upcoming film - September 2, 2020
- Craig Brown’s “One Two Three Four” - August 13, 2020
Tomorrow–June 25–is Global Beatles Day. Begun in 2009, this is a day “honoring and celebrating the phenomenon and ideals of the Beatles, collectively and individually, for their gifts to the world including their promotion of peace and love, of truth and youth, and of the expansion of human consciousness.”
This specific day was chosen because it’s the anniversary of the Beatles’ performing “All You Need Is Love” live on the BBC program Our World, in 1967, using the first live satellite TV link.
If we ever needed a time to promote peace, love, truth, youth, and the expansion of human consciousness, I’d say we require one in 2020. The Global Beatles Day site says the day is “not intended to be a consumerist holiday nor a day of ‘fandom.’ It is a worldwide thank you and demonstration of love in honor of The Beatles.”
Here’s a short menu of ideas for how you might choose to celebrate Global Beatles Day. Please add your own thoughts in the comments!
Have a Beatles-themed cocktail with someone you care for (in person or virtually), courtesy of The Martini Diva.
Watch and sing along with the Beatles’ original broadcast of “All You Need Is Love.”
Admire these Beatles cakes, and perhaps be inspired to create your own.
Learn more about how to make wise decisions when donating to causes that promote social justice.
Consider virtual volunteering opportunities in your community.
Write “All You Need Is Love” on your sidewalk in chalk.