Groovy or Grotty?

"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

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