All You Need Is the Summer of Love: First-Hand Accounts from Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips & More

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Michelle Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas
D. A. Pennebaker, Documentary Filmmaker, Monterey Pop
Kenny Loggins, Singer/Songwriter
Allan Kozinn, Music Critic, Wall Street Journal
Ron Simon, Television Curator, The Paley Center for Media
Moderator: Graham Nash, Crosby, Stills & Nash; The Hollies

Come together now, at the Paley Center NY, for a unique trip back to the Summer of Love.

The Beatles helped to usher in this social phenomenon fifty years ago with a historic performance of “All You Need Is Love,” telecast during Our World, the first internationally televised program on June 25, 1967. This pioneering live telecast (with such special guests as Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Graham Nash) was seen by over 500 million people via linked satellites around the world, a technological first. The single became a number one hit in numerous countries, including the United States, Germany, Australia, and Norway.

Come watch the groundbreaking performance on the big screen and get behind-the-scenes stories from our moderator Graham Nash, who will describe what was happening in the studio during the telecast. The panel will also talk about the other Summer of Love events captured by the media, such as the Monterey Pop Festival and the Tompkins Square Park happenings in New York, and the effect they had on the world’s consciousness. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

Read Paley curator Ron Simon’s essay The Beatles Teach the World to Sing: A Global TV Milestone at paleymatters.org, Paley’s Medium publication.

Support for this event is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Main theater sold out; second viewing space available.

Become a Member: Join us online or contact Membership at 212.621.6780.

Events and participants are subject to change.

Photo: Images are screengrabs from the Our World program in the Paley Archive.