- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) 7" Single.
- EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road
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[…] With that, the issue was forgotten… until, some weeks later, during one of the “You Know My Name” sessions, Paul happened to ask John casually, “How are you getting on with that song for the television broadcast? Isn’t it coming up fairly soon?”
John looked questioningly at Neil, who was the keeper of the band’s diary.
“Couple of weeks’ time, looks like,” Neil responded after consulting his tattered book.
“Oh God, is it that close? Well, then, I suppose I’d better write something.”
The “something” that John Lennon came up with—written to order, literally in a matter of days—was the song “All You Need Is Love,” which not only shot straight to the top of the charts but served as the anthem for a generation, the perfect encapsulation of the naive, wide-eyed era known as the Summer of Love.Geoff Emerick – From “Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles“, 2006
With the above information, we can narrow down the time of writing “All You Need Is Love” as between June 7th and 14th, 1967
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