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?
One artist who was cast in this film but didn't appear was Jimi Hendrix
. Paul McCartney
wanted him in the film, but Hendrix was already committed to play at the Monterey Pop Festival, his breakthrough performance. Ironically, McCartney was the person who suggested that Hendrix should get invited to play the festival. See more
Paul loses his timing towards the end of "Your Mother Should Know" See more
I am your friendly Courier. Mister Bloodvessel is my name. Buster Bloodvessel.
Blue Jay Way
Performed by The Beatles
Written by George Harrison
Published by Capitol/EMI Records See more