I have received a photograph of what may be another artifact from 1967. This is the second gift of this kind in the past week. We have often heard the story of Paul's drawing of a wheel with annotations between the spokes that became the impetus for the Magical Mystery Tour project. Neil Aspinall explains it in the Beatles Anthology.
We see several glimpses of a piece of paper in The Rotten Apple Series that seems to correspond to Neil's description, although I can't say whether the image in the video is authentic or not.
The picture I received contains similar content at the top, but it is not the same document. This one has more details and it is handwritten instead of typed. There are also several more annotations on the sheet of paper. The writing varies in intensity as if the circle diagram at the top was xeroxed with notes added later. I am not suggesting that this means it is a forgery. It is entirely possible that someone working on the Magical Mystery Tour script made a copy of Paul's original handwritten "wheel" and then more notes were added to the copy as the ideas developed. It is also possible that the writing instrument was changed during the process. There is just no way to know the authenticity of this document, but it is definitely worthy of study.
This is my best attempt to transcribe what is written on the sheet. I will use parentheses "()" instead of brackets, so that I can reserve brackets "" for my own annotations.
Beginning at 12:00 on the circle and moving clockwise:
mother should know
astrology room (swim.
[I can't read this line -- My best guess is "River" but it could be "Rerun" "Being" or a number of other possibilities]
sing song carols.
army [darker print -- it appears to have been added later]
ariels [probably a misspelling of "aerials"]
[Then there are annotations in a darker print]
(shots for commercial)
getting on shots.
(staff introd. shots.)
meanwhile back on coach.
(Hostess speaking shot)
getting back on
Smiling people on bus.
(Carols on coach.)
[Then beginning on the bottom right of the sheet, perpendicular to the rest of the writing, is some more text]
Off into field and tent.
Coach in field parked. Back on coach.
Again, I don't know how to interpret this and I don't know why I am receiving these items. [See yesterday's post for previous item.] But I believe that they are coming from someone who might be associated with Iamaphoney.
There is a third wheel that appears to be Paul's Magical Mystery Tour outline. It differs from both of those described above. This one is most likely authentic because it was published by Paul McCartney himself.
The jury is still out on the other two wheels, but this is certainly another interesting development.