Category Archives: The Beatles 1960s

The Beatles film more ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ scenes 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1967)


Video: '1960s The Beatles Rare Home Movie Footage, Magical Mystery Tour' (Sept. 15, 1967, at 7:10)

(Friday, September 15, 1967) — The first week of filming for The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour television special wrapped up today with a number of scenes being shot between Newquay and London. Continue reading The Beatles film more ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ scenes 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1967)

The Beatles film in a field near Newquay 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1967)


Video: 'THE BEATLES - Magical Mystery Tour [1967]' (Sept. 14, 1967, at 35:04-36:01; 41:03-41:32)

(Thursday, September 14, 1967) — The Beatles filmed two scenes today in a secluded field near Newquay in the south west of England for their Magical Mystery Tour film, only one of which (the passengers crowding into a small tent) was used in the final cut. Continue reading The Beatles film in a field near Newquay 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1967)

The Beatles film in Newquay area of England 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 13 1967)


Video: '1960s The Beatles Rare Home Movie Footage, Magical Mystery Tour' (Sept. 13, 1967, at 4:40-7:00)

(Wednesday, September 13, 1967) — The Beatles spent the third day of filming for their Magical Mystery Tour film in the area of Newquay and Porth, with lunch at Newquay’s Atlantic Hotel, today in the south west of England. Continue reading The Beatles film in Newquay area of England 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 13 1967)

The Beatles pose for photographers in Plymouth 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 12 1967)


Video: '1960s The Beatles Rare Home Movie Footage, Magical Mystery Tour' (Sept. 12, 1967, at 0:24-2:21)

(Tuesday, September 12, 1967) — The Beatles posed for photographers from national newspapers today during a lunch stop at the Grand Hotel in Plymouth, in the south west of England, during the first full day of filming for Magical Mystery Tour. Continue reading The Beatles pose for photographers in Plymouth 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 12 1967)

The Beatles begin filming ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1967)

(Monday, September 11, 1967, 10:45 a.m. BST) — The Beatles began filming Magical Mystery Tour, a surreal comedy television film about a group of people on a charabanc trip, today at London’s Allsop Place, near the Baker Street underground station. Continue reading The Beatles begin filming ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1967)

The Beatles begin recording ‘Flying’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 8 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Ariel Instrumental [Flying] (Take 8)'

(Friday, September 8, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-2:45 a.m. BST) — The Beatles began recording the instrumental (featuring chants by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr) “Flying” (originally titled “Aerial Tour Instrumental”), one of the few songs credited to all four members of the band, today at EMI Studio 3 in London for their next television film and record project. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording ‘Flying’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 8 1967)

The Beatles resume work on ‘Blue Jay Way’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 7 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - "Magical Mystery Demos" 1967-1968 outtakes' (Sept. 7, 1967, at 22:25-26:07)

(Thursday, September 7, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:15 a.m. BST) — The Beatles recorded overdubs for George Harrison’s “Blue Jay Way” today at EMI Studio 2 in London for their next television film and record project. Continue reading The Beatles resume work on ‘Blue Jay Way’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 7 1967)

The Beatles work on three tracks at EMI Studios 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 6 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - I Am The Walrus (Anthology 2 [Disc 2])'

(Wednesday, September 6, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. BST) — The Beatles recorded overdubs for “I Am The Walrus,” recorded a piano demo for Paul McCartney’s “The Fool on The Hill” and the rhythm track of George Harrison’s “Blue Jay Way” today at EMI Studio 2 in London for their next television film and record project. Continue reading The Beatles work on three tracks at EMI Studios 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 6 1967)

The Beatles begin recording ‘I Am The Walrus’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 5 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - "Magical Mystery Demos" 1967-1968 outtakes' (Sept. 5, 1967, at 9:31-15:28)

(Tuesday, September 5, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. BST) — The Beatles held their first recording session since the death of their manager Brian Epstein on Aug. 27, 1967, today at EMI Studio 1 in London, recording the first 16 takes of John Lennon’s surrealist masterpiece “I Am The Walrus” for their next television film and record project. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording ‘I Am The Walrus’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 5 1967)

The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, 32, found dead 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 27 1967)


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(Sunday, August 27, 1967, 3:00 p.m. BST)Brian Epstein, the man who guided The Beatles to international fame as their manager, was found dead today of an accidental overdose of Carbitral, a form of barbiturate or sleeping pill, in his locked bedroom at his home in Chapel Street, London. Continue reading The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, 32, found dead 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 27 1967)