The Beatles – I Am the Walrus (Official Music Video)
Written by megarock on September 11, 2021
September 11, 1967: Filming began for “Magical Mystery Tour” as the Beatles and a couple of dozen actors hit the road to the English countryside in a psychedelic bus. The film was about a group of tourists on a coach tour who experience strange happenings caused by magicians; the premise was inspired by Ken Kesey’s Further adventures with the Merry Pranksters and the then-popular coach trips from Liverpool to see the Blackpool Lights.
The film was mostly Paul’s idea. With an emphasis on spontaneity and improvisation, there was no real script, nor a very clear idea of exactly what was to be accomplished, and not even a clear direction about where the bus was actually supposed to go. Filming would go on for the next two weeks.