The Beatles first movie since Help! (1965) was largely Sir 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".
Did You Know?
After its premiere on BBC1 on December 26, 1967, Sir Ringo Starr
apparently rang up the BBC complaining that the movie got poor ratings because it was broadcast in black-and-white. A few days later, it was broadcast in color on BBC2. It still bombed. See more
Halfway through the staircase scene at the beginning of "Your Mother Should Know," John loses his balance and nearly falls off the step. He recovers, however, and the shot continues. See more
Jolly Jimmy Johnson the Courier
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Welcome to... Mmmagical Mystery Tour!
Made in England by The Beatles See more
The 1988 home video release featured re-mixed stereo versions of the songs and restored & re-mastered "Visual" (pictue) & dialogue (sound). See more
Your Mother Should Know
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Published by Capitol/EMI Records See more