Global Beatles Day Date in the current year: June 25, 2024

Global Beatles Day Global Beatles Day, also referred to as World Beatles Day, is celebrated annually on June 25. It was created by Faith Cohen, a Beatles fan who wanted the day to serve as a love letter and a thank you note to her favorite band and to highlight their contributions to music, art, culture and spirituality.

The Beatles are arguably the world’s most influential band of all time. Formed in Liverpool in 1960, they were integral to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s and the recognition of popular music as an art form.

The Beatles were formed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and originally consisted of Lennon, McCartney, George Harrison, Lennon’s friend Stuart Sutcliffe playing the bass, and Pete Best playing the drums. Sutcliffe left the group to pursue a career as a painter in 1961, and Ringo Starr replaced Best in 1962.

The Beatles achieved success in the UK in 1963, and the press coined the term “Beatlemania” to describe the intense fan frenzy surrounding the band. Their international breakthrough came the following year, and the Beatles embarked on a world tour, followed by their first US tour, in 1964.

Over the 1960s, the Beatles dominated the charts and broke numerous sales and attendance records. They are credited with helping popular music evolve into an art form, affecting the youth and counterculture of the 1960s, and even leaving an impact on British identity.

Faith Cohen founded Global Beatles Day in 2009. She chose the date of June 25 to celebrate the Beatles’ performance of “All You Need Is Love” for the live, international, satellite television production titled Our World, which was broadcast on June 25, 1967. The holiday aims to celebrate and honor the phenomenon of the Beatles and their ideals of peace and harmony.

According to Cohen, Global Beatles Day is meant to be a non-commercial holiday devoid of any kind of trivialization, such as merchandise marketing or look-alike and sing-alike tribute bands. Other than that, people are free to celebrate it however they want to demonstrate their love for the Beatles and acknowledge their impact on the world.

For example, you can listen to their music, throw a Beatles-themed party, read a book about the Beatles, participate in a sing-along, buy a Beatles CD for your friend, connect with other Beatles fans, donate to a charitable organization affiliated with the Beatles, and, of course, promote the holiday on social media using the hashtag #GlobalBeatlesDay.

In addition to Global Beatles Day, there are alternative Beatles Days celebrated on different days. For example, Beatles fans in Liverpool and Hamburg celebrate Beatles Day on July 10 to commemorate the band’s return to Liverpool from their American tour in 1964.

In the Russian-speaking segment of the Internet, there are references to a Beatles Day celebration on January 16. This is the opening anniversary of The Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles (then consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best) met their manager Brian Epstein who saw them perform one night.

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