YouTube’d memories: All You Need Is Love

March 14th, 2009

Having watched Across the Universe a couple of days ago, I find myself constantly humming my favorite Beatles’ tunes. All You Need Is Love is one of the more obvious ones.

I actually have a vague memory related to this song that includes an auditorium full of students and the title of the song written by someone on the chalkboard. Whether it was a declaration of something or just an idle jest is lost in the annals of history. I was already familiar with the Fab Four’s entire body of work then, but the Berlin Wall still stood, and our overall exposure to the Western culture and music was still severely limited. Having those five English words in front of a hundred or so students waiting for an advanced calculus lecture caused a mild furor, to say the least.


  1. March 14th, 2009 at 22:20 | #1

    Still my favorite band ever!

  2. March 15th, 2009 at 00:41 | #2

    In that, Vince, you and I perfectly agree.

  3. March 16th, 2009 at 00:55 | #3

    This is very strange. At 1:08 it almost look s like Bing Crosby getting ready for his due with David Bowe. Was that the same special where these two were taped?

    Now I know it wasn’t. BIng was dressed differently, still it was weird.

  4. March 16th, 2009 at 09:06 | #4

    I can’t say that the guy in the shot reminded me of Crosby. But, anyway, the Beatles performance was recorded specifically for Our World, and it was the only act recorded there and then.

  5. March 16th, 2009 at 13:48 | #5

    Not necessarily my favorite Beatles song, but a great one nonetheless.

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