11 Dec 2023

Beatles' "confidante's" book published after nearly 50 years

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 11 December 2023

From the early days of the Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to the last recording session in London, Mal Evans did whatever needed to be done to keep the fab four on track. He was the road manager, bodyguard and keeper of their guitar picks, a little weed and a secrets he kept in meticulous notes and diary entries. Evans was working on a book when he was shot and killed by Los Angeles police in 1976. The archives almost ended up in the rubbish, but with the help of Yoko Ono, the family got them and handed them over to Beatles expert Dr Ken Wommack. He's written the book Evans started called LIVING THE BEATLES LEGEND: The Untold Story of Mal Evans.

Mal Evans

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