The Beatles’ diary -- December 1967

December 1967

Sunday, 3rd December

Ringo flew to Rome to film his part in the X-rated ‘Candy’, which starred Ewa Aulin (a former Miss Teen Sweden). He played the part of Emmanuel – a Mexican gardener who spent the whole film trying to get Candy into bed. Lucky old Ringo got his first-ever screen kiss, and even tries having sex with her on a pool table! (Way’d it go, Ringo!) But despite a stellar cast, including Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Walter Matthau and the boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, it was panned by the critics, and is best forgotten about.

Tuesday, 5th December

Recording session for the radio show ‘Late Night Extra’ at the Apple Boutique This show was transmitted live (BBC Radio 1 & 2) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

John and George attended the grand opening of the Apple Boutique at 94 Baker Street. Ringo was still filming and Paul was on holiday, so they missed it. The party was set to start at 8.16 p.m. and the fashion show began at “8.46 sharp”.

Thursday, 7th December

The Apple Boutique opened to the public.

Friday, 8th December

‘Magical Mystery Tour’ EP – front cover ReleasedUK EP. Magical Mystery Tour Peak position: Record Retailer – #2

Monday, 11th December

‘Christmas Time (Is Here Again)’ fan-club disc – front cover ReleasedUK fan-club disc. Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

‘Christmas Time (Is Here Again)’ fan-club disc – front cover ReleasedUSA fan-club disc. Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

Monday, 25th December

Paul announced his engagement to Jane Asher.

Tuesday, 26th December

The first showing of ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ on British TV. It attracted 20 million viewers, but was immediately rubbished by the critics.

Wednesday, 27th December

Recording session for the TV show ‘The Frost Programme’ at the Wembley Studios. The programme was broadcast live (Rediffusion) and featured an interview with Paul McCartney.


 
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