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All You Need Is Love statue goes up for sale

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A classical statue featured in a groundbreaking performance by The Beatles is going under the hammer, according to the BBC.

The 5ft (1.5m) fibreglass Aphrodite was seen by up to 700 million TV viewers worldwide as the group took part in the first live satellite broadcast in 1967.

The Beatles represented the UK as John Lennon wrote All You Need Is Love just days before to reflect the event’s Summer of Love and flower power theme.

The Greek goddess of love statue will be auctioned in Liverpool on 28 August.

The statue, which is coated with a cement-like finish to simulate a stone appearance, is estimated to fetch between £15,000 and £20,000.

Artists representing 19 countries took part in the Our World gig on 25 June 1967, which was screened in 25 countries.

The Beatles performance at London’s Abbey Road Studios was broadcast by the BBC.

The set was dressed with balloons, flowers and streamers draped around various bits of decor as Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Sir Ringo Starr perched on stools.

The Aphrodite statue, believed to have been brought in from a prop shop, was on the set behind Lennon.

Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Marianne Faithfull, and Graham Nash were in the audience.

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