Movies with rock and roll stars were nothing new. But the Beatles took a very different approach to their first big screen gig. And the songs they wrote for the film highlight their unconventional approach.
The light seemed to have gone out of the eyes of the Beatles — but that laid the groundwork for their next big album and movie.
Believe it or not, The Beatles were having a hard time breaking through in America. One year — and one movie — changed everything.
“Magical Mystery Tour” was a rare misstep by the Beatles. But the music saved the project from becoming a total bust. Here’s how it went down.