US Number 1: All You Need Is Love
The Beatles scored their 14th US number 1 single on August 19th 1967, with All You Need Is Love.
The song was written by John Lennon and first performed on Our World, the first live global television link. The performance was watched by over 400 million people worldwide, on June 25th, 1967.
The single was released on July 7th, 1967.
- John Lennon – lead and backing vocals, harpsichord, banjo
- Paul McCartney – bass, double bass, backing vocals
- George Harrison – lead guitar, violin, backing vocals
- Ringo Starr – drums, percussion
- George Martin – piano, orchestration and production.
- David Mason – piccolo trumpet
- Session musicians played strings (led by Patrick Halling), brass, woodwind and accordion as conducted by Mike Vickers