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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 30, 1967

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

Although the studio recording of The Fool On The Hill was complete, there was no suitable film footage available for the song.

On this day Paul McCartney, Mal Evans and cameraman Aubrey Dewar flew to France to shoot a daydream sequence in various locations in Nice.

McCartney forgot his passport and money, but managed nonetheless to get through customs. "I told them, 'You know who I am so why do you need to see a photograph of me in a passport?'," he later explained.

No filming was done on this day. Instead, the party checked into a hotel and hired a taxi driver, who woke them at 3.30am the following morning.

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Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

Another scene was filmed for the Magical Mystery Tour television special on this day, in Battersea in south London.

Ringo Starr and Aunt Jessie were filmed arguing while walking up Acanthus Road and turning into Lavender Hill, where they were greeted by Jolly Jimmy Johnson the courier and Miss Wendy Winters the hostess before boarding the coach.

 

 

 

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Studio Two, EMI Studio, London

A 7:00 pm to 3:00 am session in which "The Fool On The Hill", now complete, was mixed into mono and edited. And then Paul overdubbed bass onto simultaneous reduction mixdowns of "Hello, Goodbye" - the best being "Take 21".

 

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - M. Lewishon

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