Generally perceived to be The Beatles’ first artistic failure, the Magical Mystery Tour film was disliked by critics and viewers alike. In an effort to explain the group’s creation, Paul McCartney gave an television interview to David Frost.
Having been edited to 55 minutes from nearly 10 hours of footage, The Beatles’ television film Magical Mystery Tour had its world première on BBC 1 at 8.35.
After four years together, on 25 December 1967 Paul McCartney and Jane Asher announced their engagement to be married.
More than two weeks before its accompanying film received its premiere on BBC television, The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour EP was released.
One of the first business ventures by The Beatles’ Apple Corps was the Apple Boutique, which opened on 7 December 1967. It was located at 94 Baker Street, London.
Two days ahead of the opening of The Beatles’ Apple Boutique at 94 Baker Street, London, a launch party and fashion show was held in the building.
Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles’ fifth fan club Christmas record, Christmas Time (Is Here Again), was edited on this day.
Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles’ fifth fan club Christmas record was recorded and mixed on this day, between 6pm and 2.45am. This was the group’s final recording session in 1967.
The Beatles’ last US single of 1967 appeared three days after it was issued in the United Kingdom. It was also included on the full-length Magical Mystery Tour album, which was released on the same day in America.
In the UK The Beatles chose to issue the six songs from the Magical Mystery Tour film as a double gatefold EP with a 28-page booklet. EPs, however, were far less popular in America, and Capitol chose to turn it into a full LP, with added tracks from singles released in 1967.
The Beatles’ third and final single of 1967 was issued in the UK on this day: Hello, Goodbye, with I Am The Walrus as its b-side.
Room 13, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Malcolm Davies During this five-hour session, engineer Malcolm Davies made tape copies of a number of Beatles songs, most of which were for the Yellow Submarine soundtrack.
Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Geoff Emerick During this brief session, which ran from 2.30-3.30pm, balance engineer Geoff Emerick made tape copies of three songs for the Yellow Submarine soundtrack.
Room 53, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick On this, the day that stereo copies of the Magical Mystery Tour EP were cut in Britain, a last-minute stereo mix of the first half of I Am The Walrus was made.
Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick On 10 November 1967, The Beatles had made a promotional film for the single Hello, Goodbye. Since no viola players featured in the clip, they risked contravening a Musicians’ Union ban on miming, since it would make it obvious that the… Read more »
The Beatles filmed promotional footage for their forthcoming single Hello, Goodbye at London’s Saville Theatre on this day.
Studios One and Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Ken Scott, Geoff Emerick This busy day saw two separate sessions booked at different studios at Abbey Road, mainly for mixing of songs from the Magical Mystery Tour soundtrack.
Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Stereo mixes of four Magical Mystery Tour songs were made in customarily swift fashion during this session, which lasted from 2.30-6pm.
The filming of the Magical Mystery Tour television special was completed on this day, with sequences for George Harrison‘s song Blue Jay Way shot at Sunny Heights, Ringo Starr‘s house in Weybridge.
Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: John Lennon Engineer: Ken Scott Hello, Goodbye received its final overdub on this day: a second bass guitar part played by Paul McCartney.