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Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

Paul McCartney, Mal Evans and cameraman Aubrey Dewar were woken at 3.30am by a taxi driver, who had been hired to take them to locations in Nice where they could film a sequence for The Fool On The Hill for Magical Mystery Tour.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

Although the studio recording of The Fool On The Hill was complete, there was no suitable film footage available for the song.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

Another scene was filmed for the Magical Mystery Tour television special on this day, in Battersea in south London.

Première of How I Won The War

All four Beatles, along with their wives and girlfriends, attended the première of Richard Lester’s film How I Won The War at the London Pavilion.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles returned to West Malling Air Station, the army base where they had recently spent a week filming Magical Mystery Tour, on this day.

Editing: Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles began editing the Magical Mystery Tour television film on this day. They had thought it would be completed in a week, but it took a total of 11.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

A scene for the beginning of the Magical Mystery Tour film was shot on this day. Ringo Starr was filmed entering a shop and buying tickets for the tour from John Lennon.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles decamped to West Malling Air Station in Maidstone, Kent for most of this week, where much of the Magical Mystery Tour television special was filmed.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

The second week of filming for the Magical Mystery Tour television special began with a visit to the Raymond Revuebar strip club in London’s Soho.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

The first week of filming for the Magical Mystery Tour television special saw a number of scenes being filmed between Newquay and London.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

The fourth day of filming for Magical Mystery Tour began with a scene in a field near Newquay in the south west of England.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

The third day of filming for Magical Mystery Tour began in Watergate Bay in Newquay in the south west of England.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

The first full day of filming for The Beatles’ television film Magical Mystery Tour took place in the south west of England.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

The filming of The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was mostly done in two week-long periods. The first began on this day.

Filming: Penny Lane

The Beatles completed their work on the promo clip for Penny Lane on this day. It was a second part of a two-day shoot, which had begun two days previously.

Filming: Penny Lane

The Beatles began making the promo film for Penny Lane on this day. It was a two-day shoot, completed two days later.