First live, global satellite telecast
On a TV production called Our World — with segments from around the world — the Beatles introduce All You Need Is Love (one of two 7/4 time-signature songs to reach the US top-20) to an audience in 26 countries estimated at 400 million. Beatles segment
Planned by the BBC, scenes are also broadcast from 14 countries, including a New Jersey media circus, an Alberta ranch, a Vancouver beach, the Tokyo subway and a Melbourne tram yard.
longer segment (36m) ▷Beatles diary▹
Seattle singer Merrilee Rush along with the Turnabouts has a US#7 hit with the song Angel of the Morning (released on Bell Records). ( Website )
It was written by Chip Taylor, brother of actor Jon Voight. (He also wrote Troggs hit Wild Thing.) The Rush version was part of the soundtrack of film Girl, Interrupted, which stars Taylor’s niece Angelina Jolie.
1971 Brit rockers The Who release single Won’t Get Fooled Again. (UK#9, US#15) 1985 Live Aid
It’s the final track on August album Who’s Next. The long version includes a haunting electronic segment Pete Townshend made with a 1968 Lowrey Berkshire Deluxe TBO-1 organ fed into the LFO’d filter of a EMS VCS 3 mk1 synth.
Townshend on ‘that’ sound Electronic Music Studios
Ridley Scott sci-fi film classic Blade Runner is released. IMDB #123
Based on a 1968 novel by little-known, recently expired author Philip K. Dick, with a title from William S. Burroughs, the noirish movie about a man who earns a living hunting renegade ‘replicants’ (a hoity-toity term for androids) gets little attention in theatres.
It accumulates an audience as time goes by, collecting a 1983 Hugo. A soundtrack synthesized by Vangelis doesn’t hurt.
Theme Memories of Green Love Theme
▷AFI Top 10▹ ( Dick site ) ( Vangelis site )