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Our World was the first live international satellite television production, which was broadcast on 25 June 1967. Performers in twenty-six nations were invited to perform in separate segments featuring their country, and the six-hour event had the largest television audience ever up to that point: 400 million people around the globe were watching. Image File history File links Beatles-AllYouNeedIsLove. ... Image File history File links Beatles-AllYouNeedIsLove. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of orbiting communications satellites located 37,000 km (22,300 miles) above the earth’s equator. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Today, it is most famous for the British segment which starred The Beatles. They wanted to spread a message of peace to the world, so they broadcast a live set singing "All You Need Is Love" which had been written especially for the occasion. The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithful, Keith Moon and Graham Nash, among others, showed up and sang along. The performance was done after one take in rehearsal. The Beatles were a British pop and rock group from Liverpool. ... The concept of peace ranks among the most controversial in our time. ... All You Need Is Love is a song written by John Lennon (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and performed by The Beatles on Our World, the first ever live global television link. ... The Rolling Stones, 1964. ... Eric Clapton at the Tsunami Relief concert in Cardiffs Millennium Stadium, January 22nd 2005 Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945) is a British guitarist and composer. ... Marianne Faithfull on the cover of her album A Secret Life Marianne Faithfull (born December 29, 1946) is a British singer who began her career in 1964 (see 1964 in music) with As Tears Go By, a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. ... Keith John Moon (August 23, 1947 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... Graham Nash (born 2 February 1942) is a British singer-songwriter. ...

Originally recorded in black and white, when The Beatles' segment was featured in The Beatles Anthology it was painstakingly colorized using photographs taken at the time as a guide. This article is about the term as used in media and computing; for more specific uses, see Black and White. ... The Beatles Anthology is the name of a documentary, a series of three albums, and a television miniseries which focus on the history of the popular rock band The Beatles. ... Film colorization is the general term for a film alteration process that involves adding color to a black and white film. ...

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