A famous quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s novel ,“Timequake”  says it best. 


I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.




The meaning and intent of   Global Beatles Day


GBD is a day honoring and celebrating the phenomenon and ideals of the Beatles,  collectively and individually, for their gifts to the world including, but not limited to, their promotion of peace and love, of truth and youth, and of the expansion of human consciousness. More specifically, GBD commemorates the Beatles music - their promotion and expansion of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, world music... and especially their collective and personal exploration of a myriad  of musical ideas and innovations.


  

For those too young to recall, the Beatles paved the way for global changes in personal expression, fashion, imagination, sex, and art. They had as much or more impact on global society than anyone of their time. 




The reason for the date of June 25th , and why it’s a “Global Holiday” 



"All you need is love" is a song written by John Lennon, credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was first performed by The Beatles on the BBC produced program, Our World, the first live global television link. Broadcast to 26 countries via satellite  and watched by 400 million, the program was broadcast on June 25, 1967, The Summer of Love.   


Global Beatles Day is not intended to be a consumerist holiday nor is this a day of "fandom." It is about the messages that “float downstream” in the Beatles' music and lyrics.



Cohen's dream is to have a global holiday in honor of the Beatles, widely recognized and embraced. Cohen went public with her idea by creating a group on Facebook in February of 2009.


As of today, the group has 500 members of varying ages from all over America, and from  Spain, Sweden, Norway, Indonesia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and England. The growth of this group has spread by word of mouth with no other form of publicity other than facebook.


Sign the petition for President Obama:


America can be the first country to officially  recognize Global Beatles Day



please join us on facebook :


http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/Globalbeatlesday


http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=42827164485&ref=ts




Click below to order  GBD  T shirts. tank tops, hats, motor stickers, and more:


http://www.zazzle.com/globalbeatlesday


GBD is ALWAYS looking for more ways to publicize GBD, via the media, groups or events. Please let us know if you have any ideas..we would love to hear them!


For more information, or to reach Faith,

please contact her at 

globalbeatlesday@gmail.com

or

317.538.6616

Many thanks to Dave Fulton at  Image Resources for the GBD promo video