Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles album, “Magical Mystery Tour” which was the soundtrack to a film they made in 1967 that was originally only seen on TV in England. The film itself got criticized and wasn’t seen here until it had a theatrical release in movie theaters in 1974. I saw it then and understood the criticism! To mark this anniversary I have six Magical Mystery Tour links and below that is the weekly MBIP Coming Attractions!
The Story Of The Beatles’ First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ - When the film was first shown, it received a lot of criticism, but as time wore on it gained some respect from people in the film world such as Martin Scorsese who’s quoted in this article.
The Beatles Bible: Magical Mystery Tour - Recording dates, credits and stories about the Magical Mystery Tour album, which was more successful than the film.
Album covers: Magical Mystery Tour - A feature article about the cover and the packaging of the album, which came out as a double EP in England and an album in America.
Song History of “Magical Mystery Tour” - The story behind the writing of the song which included references to The Tibetan Book of the Dead and rolling a joint.
Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles' Biggest Flop - A story about how the film flopped when the BBC orginally broadcast it and it reveals that Paul McCartney wanted Jimi Hendrix to be part of the movie.
I had a craving for Davis Bros. Pizza all week, so I went there last night and satisfied that craving and photos from my Saturday night at the legendary pizza parlor will be up tomorrow. On Tuesday we’re up to the seventh week of steak in the seven month steak tour. Tune in to where this week’s mystery meat is served up! Today I’m going to the Kristkindlmarkt at The Lindenhof of Peoria and I’ll put the photos from that up on Wednesday. Thursday we’ll feature another random Peorian in our weekly People of Peoria series and on Friday we’ll be sampling some fast food. Okay, I have to get ready to go to the Lindenhof and see what’s happening out there, have a beautiful Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow on that sad day known as Monday.