The Beatles first film since "Help" was largely Paul McCartney's project. The story follows a bus load of eccentric characters on a magic journey through the English countryside. Rather than a unified narrative, it becomes a series of psychedelic clips promoting various songs including "The Fool on the Hill," "Blue Jay Way," "Your Mother Should Know," "I Am the Walrus" and "Magical Mystery Tour." The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band are seen in a strip club playing "Death Cab for Cutie." Written by
Did You Know?
Although all four Beatles are credited with directing the entire film, Paul McCartney
directed the bulk of the footage, John Lennon
probably directed "I am the Walrus" and the segment with Ringo's Aunt eating a large pile of spaghetti and George Harrison
probably directed "Blue Jay Way". However, these are mere speculations, and all of the Beatles submitted ideas to the film. See more
Paul loses his timing towards the end of "Your Mother Should Know" See more
Jolly Jimmy Johnson the Courier
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Welcome to... Mmmagical Mystery Tour!
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon
, Paul McCartney
, George Harrison
, and Ringo Starr
Published by Capitol/EMI Records See more