Music Almanac | November 7th

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Andrew Younker

November 7, 1967 — The Beatles finished recording “Blue Jay Way,” “Flying,” and “Magical Mystery Tour.” With six songs finished, they released Magical Mystery Tour as a double-EP in the UK, but Capitol records feared it wouldn’t be well received as such in the United States. The band picked up five more songs from their 1967 singles for the EP and made it a full-length album.

The second half consisted of legendary songs like “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” while the first half contained The Beatles most psychedelic tracks to date. This album may not be the most accessible or conventional Beatles record, but it has influenced many modern psychedelic-rock bands, like Tame Impala, Temples, and Foxygen.

Listen to Strawberry Fields Forever here