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.

The group had been unable to hire Shepperton, Twickenham or any other London film studios at short notice, so NEMS Enterprises hired the army base for the week. Interior and exterior shots were filmed here throughout the week.

Also on this day, Steve Winwood’s group Traffic was approached by Paul McCartney, to see if they would perform their song Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush in the film. Although the scene was filmed, it was unused in the final edit of Magical Mystery Tour.

Last updated: 18 August 2012
Filming: Magical Mystery Tour
Filming: Magical Mystery Tour
Also on this day...

Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

Leave a Reply