Barry Miles

Posted on October 3, 2012

Paul knew The Beatles could improvise a film by themselves because he had faith in his own intuative creative ability and that of the other Beatles.

The Beatles had grown up with mystery tours: holiday coach trips to an unknown destination which in Liverpool was always the nearby seaside resort of Blackpool, taking a back route to confuse people. Before the war, the Germans called these excursions die Fahrten ins Blaue, literally to drive into the blue. What better theme for the psychedelic Summer of Love than to take a magical trip into the unknown with The Beatles?

The Beatles had grown up, matured, they had individual opinions, they had signed a petition in The Times criticising the law against marijuana, and they had admitted, when asked, to experimenting with LSD.

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