Singles: Hello Goodbye/I Am the Walrus (released November 24, 1967)
Magical Mystery Tour: iTunes Digital Download (released November 2010)
Watch the Beatles music video for "Hello Goodbye"
Magical Mystery Tour MovieOn the way back from a trip to San Francisco in April 1967, Paul McCartney got the idea for the next Beatles movie. However, Paul never got a chance to discuss his idea with the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein. After Brian died, the Beatles decided they would manage themselves. Paul said, "No one could possibly replace Brian."
Paul, being a workaholic and the most enthusiastic member of the group, gathered the Beatles together and proposed his idea.
This magical mystery trip was filmed during the Fall of 1967, and aired on British television on December 26, 1967. The Magical Mystery Tour film was a flop. Critics blasted it saying it was "blatant rubbish." It was the Beatles first failure. Of course, the film's soundtrack was remarkable as usual.
The official DVD/Blu-Ray release of the Magical Mystery Tour film was released in 2012 and features a director's commentary by Paul McCartney and behind the scenes footage and interviews
The Beatles create
In 1967, The Beatles were urged by their accountants to invest in businesses or real estate to lessen the tax burden.
The concept of Apple arose in which the Beatles would form a utopian company which nurtured artistic freedom within a business structure. Apple would have several divisions including music, filmmaking, publishing, design and electronics.
However, the store is run so poorly that the boutique is closed 8 months later with all the merchandise given away for free.
The division of Apple Records was formed in 1968 and signed several artists which garnered mediocre success. Of course, the Beatles made Apple Records the most successful division in the company due to their own record releases.
However, on the whole, Apple kept losing money very fast. This financial disaster would contribute to the Beatles' breakup and future legal battles.
For more on the history of Apple Records, watch a 3-part video by Apple record producer, Peter Asher, at applerecords.com
Continue to the tenth Beatles album, The Beatles (The White Album)