Paul McCartney and The Beatles filming in Newquay and Cornwall coast in rarely seen pictures

Fans were out in force – and causing traffic jams – when the Fab Four and their yellow bus came to Newquay to shoot the Magical Mystery Tour movie in 1967

The Beatles may never have played a live show in Cornwall, but the most celebrated band in British history did immortalise a rather weird and wonderful version of the duchy in their experimental TV movie Magical Mystery Tour.

In 1967, following the release of their iconic Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and just weeks after losing their beloved manager Brian Epstein to a drug overdose, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr embarked on a journey like no other. These rarely seen photos, unearthed from the archives, reveal what happened when the Fab Four and their distinctive yellow and blue coach, packed with cast and crew, descended on Newquay for three days and nights that September.

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