The concept was simple: get a bus, load it up with The Beatles, their mates and some circus performers, then drive around Britain and wait for magical adventures to happen.
Unfortunately, nothing did happen. But Magical Mystery Tour is still an interesting piece of work thanks to some great ‘music video’ moments, in particular the unforgettable spectacle of The Beatles performing I Am The Walrus wearing those crazy animal masks.
George plays his psychedelic Stratocaster ‘Rocky’ on the track – the Sonic Blue model he bought in 1965, repainted. Magical Mystery Tour was panned when it was first shown on Boxing Day TV in 1967. It’s since become a classic.