“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.
As origin stories go, this one is pretty amazing. The latest “Deconstructing the Beatles” films trace the band’s early years: from a fateful garden party (well, fete, if you’re a stickler) to the cusp of global mania.
In just about twelve months, the Fab Four crossed over from a regional act with a shaky recording deal to the cusp of worldwide Beatlemania. Test your smarts on this pivotal year for John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
It appeared on nearly every Beatle album, from the first to the last. What was the “wind up” piano, how did it work, and why did the band love it so much?
Does your knowledge of The Beatles extend to their formative years in Liverpool and an early tour to Germany? Test yourself with 14 questions to find out.