|"It had to happen, of course!
The British national press, which for the past four years
has supported them, has now turned against the Beatles,
by viciously attacking their film, 'Magical Mystery
Tour'. Almost to a man, the TV critics of the daily
papers declared it a mighty flop. I said I enjoyed it
when I wrote it in the NME before Christmas - and I stand
by this!" declared Norrie Drummond defending himself
in the NME, January 6th, 1968.
Magical Mystery Tour had just been shown on BBC TWO on Boxing Day to almost universally bad reviews.
Below is the reaction from the "Pop-Post" letters page from Disc & Music Echo, January, 13th, 1968 both FOR and AGAINST