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Encyclopedia > Mal Evans
Malcolm (Mal) Evans

(photo by Linda McCartney)
Born 27 May 1935(1935-05-27)
Liverpool
Died 5 January 1976 (aged 40)
Los Angeles
Occupation Telephone engineer, Road manager, Personal assistant, Record producer
Spouse Lily (Lil) Evans
Children Gary Evans, b. 1962 and Julie Evans, b. 1966

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In the early 1960s, Evans was working as a telephone engineer at the time, but was later employed as a doorman at the Cavern Club. The Beatles were performing at the Cavern Club when Evans saw them for the first time during a lunch break, and Brian Epstein later hired him as their road manager in 1963. Evans contributed to many recordings, and appeared in some of the films they made. The Beatles stopped touring in 1966, but Evans carried on assisting the band and working with them in the studio. BT Group plc (formerly British Telecommunications plc) which trades as BT (pronounced Bee tee) (also previously as British Telecom and is still commonly known as such amongst the general public) is the privatised UK state telecommunications operator. ... External view of the New Cavern Club, January 2006 The Cavern Club, which was opened on January 16, 1957, is a legendary rock and roll club at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, where Brian Epstein was introduced to the Beatles on 9 November 1961. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... External view of the New Cavern Club, January 2006 The Cavern Club, which was opened on January 16, 1957, is a legendary rock and roll club at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, where Brian Epstein was introduced to the Beatles on 9 November 1961. ... Brian Samuel Epstein (IPA: ) (born in Liverpool, England; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was the manager of The Beatles. ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ...


Evans was shot and killed by police on 5 January 1976 in his rented duplex in Los Angeles, because police officers mistakenly believed that the air gun Evans was holding was a rifle. Evans was cremated on 7 January 1976 in Los Angeles, and his ashes were sent by post back to England but were misplaced and lost in the postal system. is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Air guns are weapons that propel a bullet using compressed air or another gas, possibly liquefied. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The crematorium at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Early life

Details of Evans’s early life are unknown, apart from his birth date. No book has been written about him although he wrote his memoirs—Living The Beatles' Legend—from which extracts were released on 20 March 2005.[1][2] is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Anything known about him starts in 1961, when Evans married a Liverpool girl, Lily, after meeting her at a funfair in New Brighton, Merseyside. Gary Evans, their first child, was born in the same year[3] The Beatles were performing at Liverpool's Cavern Club when Evans first heard them perform during his lunch break. He was then living in Hillside Road, Mossley Hill and working as a telephone engineer for the Post Office.[3] He became a committed fan, even though his musical hero at the time was Elvis Presley.[4] For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... , New Brighton is a seaside resort located in the town of Wallasey, on the north east tip of the Wirral Peninsula, in Merseyside, England. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... Mossley Hill is a suburb of Liverpool, Merseyside. ... Royal Mail is the national postal service of the United Kingdom. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ...


He first befriended George Harrison, who put forward Evans' name to the Cavern Club's manager, Ray McFall, when he needed a doorman. The 27-year-old Evans was accepted—even though he wore thick-framed glasses—mainly because of his burly 6 ft 2 in frame, which was an asset when holding back the numerous fans at the Cavern's door, and later as an unofficial bodyguard for them. He was later nicknamed the Gentle Giant and Big Mal.[5] In 1962, Evans wrote that it was "a wonderful year", as he had Lily (his wife), his son Gary, a house, a car, and was working at the Cavern club.[3] For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... A bouncer at the door of a strip club in San Francisco, USA. A bouncer or doorman is an informal term for security guards employed at venues such as bars, nightclubs or concerts to provide security, check legal age, and refuse entry to a venue based on criteria such as... A pair of modern glasses Glasses, also called eyeglasses or spectacles are frames, bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes normally for vision correction, eye protection, or for protection from UV rays. ... Bodyguards of Viktor Yushchenko (far left) after leaving Gdansk city hall. ...


The Beatles

Neil Aspinall and Evans in 1963.
Neil Aspinall and Evans in 1963.

Three months after starting at the Cavern Club, Evans was hired by Brian Epstein as a road manager.[6] Evans and Neil Aspinall’s duties were to drive the van while the band were on tour, set up and test the equipment, and then pack it up again.[7] The Beatles were being driven back to Liverpool from London by Evans through heavy fog on 21 January 1963, when the windscreen cracked and Evans had to break a hole in it to see the road ahead.[3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Neil Aspinall (born in Prestatyn, North Wales, October 13, 1942) was the road manager and personal assistant for the Beatles. ... Brian Samuel Epstein (IPA: ) (born in Liverpool, England; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was the manager of The Beatles. ... Neil Aspinall (born in Prestatyn, North Wales, October 13, 1942) was the road manager and personal assistant for the Beatles. ... Vox is a musical equipment manufacturer formerly based in Britain, and now owned by Japanese electronics giants Korg, which is most famous for making the AC30 guitar amplifier and the Vox organ. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Evans had many other duties. As well as acting as a bodyguard, he was sent to buy anything they needed, such as suits, boots, meals, or drinks.[8] If Lennon said "Socks, Mal", Evans would have to rush to a local Marks and Spencer store and buy six pairs of cotton socks for him.[3] In 1967, Evans wrote in his diaries that he "bought Ringo some undies for his visit to the doctor".[2] Marks and Spencer plc (known also as M&S and sometimes colloquially as Marks and Sparks) is the largest retailer in the United Kingdom by sales. ... A pair of mens briefs Undergarments, also called underwear or sometimes intimate clothing, are clothes worn next to the skin, usually under other clothes. ...


The Beatles started their first European tour in January 1964, and Evans was allowed to take his wife and son with him, but was involved in a "big punch-up" with photographers in Paris whilst protecting them.[3] This article is about the capital of France. ...


Epstein’s associate, Alistair Taylor, once asked him why he was driving an Austin Princess limousine, rather than a Daimler, a Bentley, or a Rolls-Royce. The Beatles were forced to choose an Austin (as Evans explained) because they had tested every car to see how wide the doors would open as they (literally) had to "dive into the car" to escape their fans.[9] Alistair Taylor is the personal assistant of Brian Epstein. ... Austin Princess was a name given to luxury cars made by the Austin company during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... Daimler may refer to Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and automobile inventor in the 1880s Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, his Stuttgart-based company, maker of Mercedes vehicles since 1903, later merged into Daimler-Benz, maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles (since 1926) DaimlerChrysler (1998), a part German, part American, part Japanese car maker... Bentleys winged B badge and hood ornament 1929 Blower Bentley from the Ralph Lauren collection. ... Rolls-Royce car may refer to vehicles produced by: Rolls-Royce Limited (1906-1973) Rolls-Royce Motors (1973-2003), which was owned by Vickers between 1980 and 1998, and after that by Volkswagen. ...


The Beatles were introduced to cannabis by Bob Dylan in New York in 1964, and Paul McCartney remembered asking Evans "again and again" to write down McCartney's newly found cannabis-influenced thoughts about life by repeating "Get [write] it down, Mal, get it down!"[10] Evans was as affected by the drug as everybody else, so took a very long time to find a pencil and a piece of paper.[11] The next morning Evans gave the sheet of paper to McCartney, who noted that McCartney had dictated: "There are seven levels!" (of life, as he later explained).[10] The Beatles attended "The Night of 100 Stars" at the London Palladium on 23 July 1964, and during the show Evans constantly supplied them with whisky and Coca-Cola, which he delivered to them balanced on an old, wooden oar he had found backstage.[12][13] Cannabis (also known as marijuana[1] or ganja[2] in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form[3]) is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... This article is about the state. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...


The Beatles were assisted by Evans on their American tour when they played two shows at the Hollywood Bowl in the summer of 1965. Epstein arranged for them all to have a four-day rest in a luxurious horseshoe-shaped house on stilts in Benedict Canyon off Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. They spent their time there smoking large marijuana joints, and Evans and Lennon swam in the large outdoor swimming pool with cigarettes in their mouths, to see who could keep them alight the longest.[14] Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... Benedict Canyon is an area between Studio City and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. ... Map of Mulholland Drive (orange) and Mulholland Highway (brown) in Los Angeles County. ... Cannabis (also known as marijuana[1] or ganja[2] in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form[3]) is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ...


After recording sessions in London, Lennon, Harrison, and Starr would be chauffeured back to their houses in the “stockbroker belt” of southern England, but Evans, Aspinall, and McCartney would drive to a late-night club to eat steak, chips, and mushy peas.[15] The Bag O'Nails nightclub was one of their favourites, at 8 Kingly Street in Soho, London, as it also presented live music.[16][17] In his memoirs Evans wrote: A British meal of fish and chips served with mushy peas in the ramekin on the right. ... The Bag ONails club at 8 Kingly Street in Soho, London, was a meeting point for musicians in the 1960s, as well as being a venue for concerts. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 Kasia Kowalska concert in Warsaw A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ...

January 19 and 20: "Ended up smashed in Bag O'Nails with Paul [McCartney] and Neil [Aspinall]. Quite a number of people attached themselves, oh that it would happen to me... freak out time baby for Mal.[3]

The Beatles' last concert was at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, on 29 August 1966, but Evans continued to run errands for them and to work with them in the studio. After recording Revolver in 1966, McCartney went by himself on holiday to France, but arranged to meet Evans in Bordeaux at the Grosse Horloge church, on the corner of cours Victor Hugo and rue St. James.[18] At exactly the pre-arranged time of one o'clock Evans was standing under the church clock when McCartney arrived.[19] They later drove to Madrid together, but got bored, and phoned Epstein's office in London and asked to be booked on a safari holiday in Kenya. When they arrived there they visited the Amboseli Reserve at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, and also stayed at the exclusive Treetops Hotel, where the rooms are built on the branches of trees.[19] Drunkenness, in its most common usage, is the state of being intoxicated with alcohol (i. ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... The Beatles U.S. chronology Alternate cover Cover of the original 1966 U.S. LP Back cover Back cover of the original 1966 UK LP. The main photo was edited in separate parts for the booklet of the 1988 Compact Disc release. ... City logo (traditional tri-crescent) City coat of arms Motto: The fleur-de-lis alone rules over the moon, the waves, the castle, and the lion Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Aquitaine Department Gironde (33) Intercommunality Urban Community of Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé  (UMP) (since... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Amboseli Game Reserve, formerly Amboseli National Park is in Kajiado District, Rift Valley Province in Kenya. ... For other uses, see Kilimanjaro (disambiguation). ... The present Treetops hotel Treetops Hotel is a hotel in Aberdare National Park in Kenya near the township of Nyeri, 6,450 feet above sea level on the Aberdare Range and in sight of Mount Kenya. ...

Evans and McCartney at Heathrow airport in 1966, after their African trip.
Evans and McCartney at Heathrow airport in 1966, after their African trip.

They spent their final night in Nairobi at a YMCA, before they returned to London. The Beatles—according to McCartney—needed a new name, and on the flight back to England Evans and McCartney played with words to see if they could come up with something new. Evans innocently asked McCartney what the letters “S” and “P” stood for on the pots on their meal trays, and McCartney explained that it was for salt and pepper, which led to the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band name, although McCartney denies the rumour that Evans came up with the name by himself.[20] They arrived back in London on 9 November 1966.[21] Before the cover of Sgt. Pepper could be completed by Peter Blake, Evans and Aspinall were sent out to find photographs of all of the people that were to be shown on the front cover.[22] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 321 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (774 × 1445 pixel, file size: 173 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 321 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (774 × 1445 pixel, file size: 173 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... Nairobi (pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ... For other uses, see Sgt. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Sgt. ... Blakes album cover Sir Peter Thomas Blake (born June 25, 1932, in Dartford, Kent) is an English pop artist, best known for his design of the sleeve for The Beatles album Sgt. ...


The Beatles and Evans flew to Greece in late 1967—with encouragement from Greek-born Alex Mardas,who was the director of Apple Electronics—to buy an island or a group of islands. The idea was that the whole Apple entourage would live on the islands in their own separate homes, but would be connected to each other by tunnels leading to a central dome. Evans and his family were included in the plan, but it was abandoned as being unworkable after McCartney refused to participate.[23] McCartney had no housekeeper in 1967, so Evans moved in with him at 7 Cavendish Avenue, St John's Wood, near the Abbey Road Studios.[15] It was at Cavendish Avenue that McCartney bought his first Old English Sheepdog, Martha, and Evans wrote that he often complained about the dog fouling the beds.[3] Evans later bought a house in Sunbury-on-Thames, which was between McCartney's house, and Lennon, Harrison, and Starr's houses outside London.[3] Yanni (John) Alexis Mardas, better known as Magic Alex (born May 5, 1942, Athens, Greece), a self-styled electronics wizard, was the head of The Beatles Apple Electronics. ... St Johns Wood is a district of North London, England in the City of Westminster, near Regents Park. ... Abbey Road can refer to: Abbey Road (street), a street in London, England Abbey Road Studios, a recording studio complex owned by the EMI company Abbey Road (album), by The Beatles, 1969 The Abbey Road E.P., by Red Hot Chili Peppers Abbey Road (unreleased b side) , by Tori Amos... The Old English Sheepdog is a breed of dog used for herding livestock, and as a pet. ... , Sunbury-on-Thames is a suburb in the Surrey (formerly Middlesex) borough of Spelthorne in England. ...


While working on the Magical Mystery Tour film, Evans wrote about his work duties: Magical Mystery Tour, starring The Beatles, is an hour-long television film that initially aired on BBC1 on Boxing Day in 1967. ...

I would get requests from the four of them to do six different things at one time and it was always a case of relying on instinct and experience in awarding priorities. They used to be right sods for the first few days until they realised that everything was going to go smoothly and they could get into the routine of recording... Then I would find time between numerous cups of tea and salad sandwiches and baked beans on toast to listen to the recording in the control room.[3]

The Beatles—accompanied by Evans—flew to India in February of 1968, to visit the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram, after meeting him on 24 August 1967 at the London Hilton. Evans wrote in his diary on 17 February 1968: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (b. ... An Ashram (Pronounced aashram) in ancient India was a Hindu hermitage where sages (See Rishi) lived in peace and tranquility amidst nature. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The press really tried kicking down the gates into the Ashram, the Indian people on the Ashram called me half way through, but as soon as an Indian reporter told me "No bloody foreigner is going to stop me in my own country", I cooled it.[2]

When Apple was formed in 1968, Evans was promoted from road manager to personal assistant, although his weekly £38 salary remained the same.[3] Popular press redirects here; note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint The Popular Press. Mass media is a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... A personal assistant, personal aide, or PA for short, is someone who assists in daily personal tasks. ...


Evans was the only member of the Apple entourage to be invited to attend (and be a witness) when McCartney and Linda Eastman were married at Marylebone Registry Office on 12 March 1969.[24] Evans wrote in his diary that he was due to be there at 9.45am but Michael McCartney's train from Birmingham was delayed. Peter Brown and Evans passed the register office at 9.15 and saw that there were only a few photographers and ardent fans standing in the rain, but when they left at 11.30am they were mobbed by a crowd of about 1,000 people.[2] Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ... Linda Louise, Lady McCartney (September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American photographer, musician, and animal rights activist. ... Marylebone (sometimes written St. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Born Peter Michael McCartney (January 7, 1944), Mike McGear is a British performing artist from the 1960s and 1970s, and a brother of Paul McCartney. ... Birmingham (pron. ... There have been several people named Peter Brown. ...


Musical contributions

Evans contributed to many recordings, including lending his voice to "Yellow Submarine". Before recording it on 26 May 1966, at Abbey Road, Evans and Aspinall ransacked the store cupboard next to Studio Two for a range of instruments and implements, such as chains, a ship's bell, whistles, hooters and thunderstorm machines that were to be used on the recording. After recording the overdubs, Evans strapped on a marching bass drum and led everybody in a line around the studio doing the conga dance while banging rhythmically on the drum.[25] Music sample Yellow Submarine ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Evans played single organ notes on "You Won't See Me", and harmonica, kazoo, and organ on "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!". McCartney explained that he showed Evans where the note was on the organ, and then nodded his head when he wanted Evans to play, and shook it when he wanted him to stop.[26] During the recording of Lady Madonna, Evans was sent to Abbey Road's lavatories to collect toilet paper (which was stamped with the words, "PROPERTY OF EMI").[27] This was used to cover hair combs, which Evans and others blew through to resemble the sound of a kazoo orchestra.[28] Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany The organ is a keyboard instrument played using one or more manuals and a pedalboard. ... You Wont See Me is a song by the British 60s rock group The Beatles, on the album Rubber Soul. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the visual effects technology, see ZOO Digital Group. ... Being for the Benefit of Mr. ... Lady Madonna is a song by the The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney). ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... A comb A comb for people with hair loss. ... For the visual effects technology, see ZOO Digital Group. ... For the song titled Orchestra, see The Servant (band). ...


On "A Day in the Life", Evans controlled an alarm clock and counted the measures in the original 24-bar break. The intent was to edit out the alarm clock when the missing section had been filled with music, but as it complemented McCartney's piece (the first line of McCartney's section began with, "woke up, got out of bed") the decision was made to keep the ringing, although George Martin later commented that editing it out would have been unfeasible.[29][30] Evans was also one of the five piano players simultaneously hitting the last chord of the song.[26] A Day in the Life is a song composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded by The Beatles for their album Sgt. ... A basic digital clock radio with analog tuning A wind-up, spring-driven alarm clock An alarm clock is a clock that is designed to make an alert sound at a specific date and/or time. ... In musical notation, a bar or measure is a segment of time defined as a given number of beats of a given duration. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ...


Evans played tambourine on "Dear Prudence" and saxophone on "Helter Skelter". He played a double solo with Lennon, although neither of them was proficient on the instrument.[31] Evans contributed background vocals and shovelled a bucket of gravel (as part of the rhythm) on "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)".[26] Evans also contributed to the White Album outtake "What's the New Mary Jane", and hit an anvil on "Maxwell's Silver Hammer".[26] Evans later co-wrote "You and Me (Babe)" with George Harrison, which appears on Ringo Starr's 1973 solo album. “Buben” redirects here. ... Dear Prudence is a song by the Beatles, written by John Lennon,[1] and credited to Lennon/McCartney. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... This article is about the Beatles song. ... Gravel (largest fragment in this photo is about 4 cm) Gravel is rock that is of a certain particle size range. ... You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) was issued as the B-side of The Beatles single Let It Be on 6 March 1970. ... “The White Album” redirects here. ... Whats The New Mary Jane is a song written by John Lennon and performed by The Beatles. ... For other uses, see Anvil (disambiguation). ... Maxwells Silver Hammer is a song by The Beatles, from the Abbey Road album, with Paul McCartney singing lead. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ...


Writing credits controversy

According to Evans' diaries—from which extracts were released in 2005—he helped McCartney to write the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" song, as well as "Fixing a Hole". Evans wrote in his diary, on 27 January 1967: Music sample Sgt. ... Fixing a Hole is a song written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and performed by The Beatles on the 1967 album Sgt. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...

Sgt Pepper: Started writing song with Paul upstairs in his room, he on piano. What can one say about today — ah yes! Four Tops concert at Albert Hall. The Beatles get screams they get the clap. Off to Bag after gig. Did a lot more of "where the rain comes in" [Evans' title for "Fixing a Hole"]. Hope people like it. Started Sergeant Pepper.[2]

He also wrote on 1 February 1967: The Four Tops are an American musical group, who helped define the Motown sound of the 1960s. ... “Albert Hall” redirects here. ... The Bag ONails club at 8 Kingly Street in Soho, London, was a meeting point for musicians in the 1960s, as well as being a venue for concerts. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...

"Sergeant Pepper" sounds good. Paul tells me that I will get royalties on the song — great news, now perhaps a new home. [2]

He never received royalties and had to make do with his £38-a-week pay. McCartney and the Apple label have not commented about the diaries, or the songwriting credits. Keith Badman, who wrote "The Beatles off the Record", says he obtained a tape of Evans talking before his death, on which Evans repeated the claims. According to Badman, Evans was asked, before the record came out, if it would be a problem that his name was not credited, as the Lennon-McCartney writing name was "a really hot item".[32]


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On film and portrait

Evans (behind Starr in red jacket) on the Apple Records’ roof during filming for Let It Be.
Evans (behind Starr in red jacket) on the Apple Records’ roof during filming for Let It Be.

In the film Help!, Evans plays a confused channel swimmer who pops up through an ice-hole in Austria, and on a beach in the Bahamas.[33] The Beatles went to visit the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India on 24 August 1967, and during their stay Philip Townsend painted a portrait of Evans. The painting is on display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery.[34] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Help! is a 1965 film starring the The Beatles and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal and Roy Kinnear. ... Satellite view of the English Channel The English Channel (French: , the sleeve) is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ... Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (b. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... At least three art galleries are named National Portrait Gallery: National Portrait Gallery, Australia National Portrait Gallery, London National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The Beatles asked Evans and Aspinall to find and hire the actors that they wanted to perform in the Magical Mystery Tour film, and to find an old 60-seater coach, on which they were told to paint the Magical Mystery Tour logo which McCartney had designed. Evans later appeared in the film as one of the magicians who cast mysterious spells on the passengers of the bus.[35] Magical Mystery Tour, starring The Beatles, is an hour-long television film that initially aired on BBC1 on Boxing Day in 1967. ... For other uses, see Coach. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Dee and Edward Kelley evoking a spirit: Elizabethans who claimed magical knowledge A magician is a person skilled in the mysterious and hidden art of magic, which can be described as either the act of entertaining with tricks that are in apparent violation of natural law, such as those...


In the Let It Be film, Evans can be seen playing the anvil during early versions of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", and can be seen talking to police officers on the Savile Row rooftop when they came to stop the live performance.[26] Before the rooftop concert, Evans placed a camera and a microphone in a corner of Apple's reception area, so that when the police came in to complain about the noise—which was expected—they could be filmed and recorded.[36][37] The Beatles were often filmed by Evans during his time with them (without sound) and a collection of his recordings was later released on DVD.[38] For the Taiwanese film whose foreign title translates to the same name, see 無米樂 Let It Be is a 1970 film about the Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. ... Savile Row Savile Row Savile Row occupies a quiet corner of Mayfair in central London near Bond Street and is famous for its mens bespoke tailoring. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ...


Producer

In 1968, Evans discovered the band Badfinger (then known as the Iveys) and suggested that they be signed to Apple. Although not trained as a studio technician, Evans produced several songs recorded by the Iveys/Badfinger in 1969 and 1970. The most notable of these tracks is the song "No Matter What" by Badfinger, which charted on Billboard's Top 10 in December 1970, although he did not produce their first hit, "Come and Get It," which was produced by McCartney. Evans also produced some tracks for Keith Moon's solo album Two Sides of the Moon.[39] Badfinger were a rock/pop band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965, and one of the earliest representatives of the power pop genre. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Come And Get It is the second album by former member of S Club 7, Rachel Stevens. ... Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... Two Sides Of the Moon is the only solo album from the original drummer from The Who- Keith Moon. ...


Allen Klein

Evans enjoyed an executive position at Apple until 1969, when Allen Klein was hired as a manager to reorganise the whole company. Evans was fired by Klein the next year, because Klein complained to Lennon that Aspinall and Evans were "living like kings—like fucking emperors", although Evans was later reinstated after McCartney, Harrison and Starr complained.[40][41] On 13 September 1969, Evans accompanied John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Klaus Voorman, Alan White and Eric Clapton to Toronto, Canada, for the Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival Concert.[42] He later commented about the concert: This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko (ONO Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ... Klaus Voormann was an artist. ... Yes drummer Alan White Alan White (born June 14, 1949 in Pelton, County Durham, England and now resident in Seattle, USA) is a rock and roll drummer best known for his 34 years of work with the progressive rock band Yes. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ...

I was really enjoying myself. It was the first show I had roadied for three years and I was really loving every minute of plugging the amps in and setting them up on stage, making sure that everything was right. Everyone wanted the show to go particularly well because Allen Klein, who had flown over, had organised for the whole of John's performance to be filmed. This was on top of it being video-taped by Dan Richter.[42]

Later life and death

The National Portrait Gallery in London, where the portrait of Evans is on display.
The National Portrait Gallery in London, where the portrait of Evans is on display.

Evans separated from his wife in 1973, and subsequently moved from the UK to Los Angeles, where Lennon had moved to with May Pang after his own separation from Yoko Ono. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 804 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The National Portrait Gallery of the United Kingdom in London. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 804 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The National Portrait Gallery of the United Kingdom in London. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Evans was shot and killed by the police on 5 January 1976, in his rented duplex at 8122 W. 4th Street in Los Angeles.[43] The officers mistakenly believed that the air pistol Evans was holding was a rifle. Before his death Evans was working on a book of memoirs called Living The Beatles' Legend, which he was supposed to deliver to publishers Grosset and Dunlap on 12 January 1976. Friends said that Evans was depressed about his separation from his wife Lil Evans—who had asked for a divorce before Christmas—although he was then living with new girlfriend Fran Hughes.[1] is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A duplex house is a two-unit apartment building or condominium, usually indistinguishable from a normal house on the exterior. ... Air guns are weapons that propel a bullet using compressed air or another gas, possibly liquefied. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ...


On the night of Evans' death he was so despondent that Fran Hughes phoned Evans's collaborator on his book, John Hoernie, and asked him to visit them. Hoernie saw Evans "really doped-up and groggy", and Evans told Hoernie to make sure that he finished Living The Beatles' Legend.[1] Hoernie helped Evans up to an upstairs bedroom, but during an incoherent conversation Evans picked up a 30.30 air rifle. Hoernie struggled with Evans, but Evans (being much stronger) held onto the weapon.[1] Air guns are weapons that propel a bullet using compressed air or another gas, possibly liquefied. ...


Hughes phoned the police and told them that Evans was confused, had a gun, and was on valium. Four policemen arrived and two of them, David D. Krempa and Robert E. Brannon, went up to the bedroom. The police report stated that as soon as Evans saw the policemen he pointed the rifle at them. The officers repeatedly told Evans to put down the rifle (which they did not know was an air-rifle) but Evans constantly refused. The police fired six shots, of which four struck Evans—killing him instantly.[44] Evans had previously been awarded the badge of "Honorary Sheriff of Los Angeles County".[1] Evans was cremated on 7 January 1976 in Los Angeles. The Beatles did not attend his funeral, but Harry Nilsson and other friends attended. Evans' ashes were sent by post back to England, but were misplaced and lost in the postal system.[1] Diazepam, brand names: Valium, Seduxen, in Europe Apozepam, is a 1,4-benzodiazepine derivative, which possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxant properties. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The crematorium at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, England. ...


The Mal Evans archive

The Beatles' memorabilia is in continuous demand, but a full set of autographs by all four could be forgeries, as Evans and Aspinall used to sign many of them when Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr were too busy.[45] In 1992, Lennon's original pages of lyrics to "A Day in the Life" were sold by the Evans estate for £56,600 at Sotheby's, in London, to an unknown collector.[46] A souvenir stall in London, England A souvenir (from the French for memory) is an object that is treasured for the memories associated with it. ... Autograph of king Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718) An autograph is a document written entirely in the handwriting of its author, as opposed to a typeset document or one transcribed by an amanuensis or a copyist (see allography). ... Forgery is the process of making or adapting objects or documents (see false document), with the intention to deceive. ... A Day in the Life is a song composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded by The Beatles for their album Sgt. ... Sothebys (NYSE: BID) is the worlds second oldest international auction house in continuous operation. ...


Other lyrics collected by Evans have been subject to legal action over the years: In 1996, McCartney went to the High Court in England and prevented the sale of the original lyrics to "With a Little Help from My Friends" that Evans' widow Lily had tried to sell, by claiming that the lyrics were collected by Evans as a part of his duties and belonged to the individual Beatles.[47][48] A notebook in which McCartney wrote the lyrics for "Hey Jude" was sold in 1998 at an auction for £111,500. The notebook also contains lyrics for "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "All You Need is Love". The pad also contains lyrics, notes, drawings and poems by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr, as well as by Evans.[49] Her Majestys High Court of Justice (usually known more simply as the High Court) is, together with the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal, part of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England and Wales (which under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, is to be known as the... Sgt. ... A widow is a woman whose spouse has died. ... For the album of the same name, see Hey Jude (album). ... Music sample Sgt. ... Music sample All You Need Is Love ( file info) Problems? See media help. ...


A suitcase that Evans was carrying at the time of his death, which was supposed to contain unreleased recordings, photos and other memorabilia, was lost by the police during the investigation and became known as the lost "Mal Evans Archive". It was reported in June 2004 that an English tourist, Frasier Claughton, bought the suitcase for $36 at a flea market just outside of Melbourne, Australia, unaware of its contents. By August 2004, however, experts had determined that the documents within the suitcase were photocopies made in the 1990s and declared the supposed archive a fake.[50] This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... A small, much-used Xerox copier in a high school library. ...


Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Miles 1998. p601
  2. ^ a b c d e f Mal Evans' diary TIMESONLINE: March 20, 2005. Retrieved: 2 March 2007
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Mal Evans’ diaries beatlesnumber9.com. Retrieved: 23 February 2007
  4. ^ Audio about when Mal first heard The Beatles beatlesagain.com. Retrieved: 20 February 2007
  5. ^ Miles 1998. p93
  6. ^ Miles 1998. p92
  7. ^ memb.nl - Photo of Mal backstage memb.nl. Retrieved: 26 February 2007
  8. ^ Miles 1998. pp92-93
  9. ^ Spitz 2005. p445
  10. ^ a b Miles 1998. pp188-189
  11. ^ Evans writing down McCartney’s thoughts expectingrain.com. Retrieved: 26 February 2007
  12. ^ The Night of 100 Stars att.net. Retrieved: 21 February 2007
  13. ^ Spitz 2005. pp515-516
  14. ^ Spitz 2005. p579
  15. ^ a b Miles 1998. pp166-167
  16. ^ Location of The Bag o’Nails revolverbook.co.uk. Retrieved: 11 February 2007
  17. ^ Miles 1998. p141
  18. ^ Location of the Grosse Horloge, Bordeaux multimap.com. Retrieved: 19 February 2007
  19. ^ a b Miles 1998. p302
  20. ^ Miles 1998. pp304-304
  21. ^ Miles 1998. p303
  22. ^ Miles 1998. p336
  23. ^ Spitz 2005. p704
  24. ^ McCartney’s wedding to Linda bbc.co.uk, 10 June 2002. Retrieved: 19 February 2007
  25. ^ Spitz 2005. p612
  26. ^ a b c d e Miles 1998. p438
  27. ^ IZAL toilet paper images.google.co.uk. Retrieved: 2 March 2007
  28. ^ Spitz 2005. p670
  29. ^ A Day in the Life stevesbeatles.com. Retrieved: 2 March 2007
  30. ^ A Day in the Life applecorp.com. Retrieved: 2 March 2007
  31. ^ Spitz 2005. p793
  32. ^ Evans’s writing of Beatles’ songs timesonline.co.uk: 20 March 2005. Retrieved: 3 March 2007
  33. ^ Mal Evans on film bbc.co.uk. Retrieved: 19 February 2007
  34. ^ Evans’ portrait npg.org.uk. Retrieved: 26 February 2007
  35. ^ Spitz 2005. p723
  36. ^ Spitz 2005. p816
  37. ^ Evans on the rooftop of Saville Row maccafan.net. Retrieved: 27 February 2007
  38. ^ Evans’ films on DVD cduniverse.com. Retrieved: 26 February 2007
  39. ^ Credits for "Two Sides of the Moon". All Music Guide. Retrieved on 2007-03-05.
  40. ^ Spitz 2005. p827
  41. ^ Miles 1998. p546
  42. ^ a b Toronto Rock 'N' Roll revival concert ntlworld.com. Retrieved: 27 February 2007
  43. ^ Miles 1998. p600
  44. ^ Miles 1998. pp601-602
  45. ^ Forged autographs news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved: 19 February 2007
  46. ^ A Day in the Life lyrics sold by Evan’s family news.bbc.co.uk 18 January 2006. Retrieved: 19 February 2007
  47. ^ Lyrics belong to The Beatles bbc.co.uk: 7 August 1998. Retrieved: 19 February 2007
  48. ^ listserv.muohio.edu - McCartney’s comments about the sale of Beatles’ lyrics Retrieved: 26 February 2007
  49. ^ The Notebook bbc.co.uk: 15 September 1998. Retrieved: 19 February 2007
  50. ^ The fake Mal Evans suitcase bbc.co.uk: 19 August 2004. Retrieved: 19 February 2007

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References

Cynthia Lillian Lennon née Powell (born September 10, 1939) in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. ... Hodder & Stoughton is a British publishing house, now an imprint of Hodder Headline. ... Barry Miles (commonly known as, and called, simply Miles) is an author who has written biographies of Paul McCartney, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg as well as books about John Lennon, the Beatles and Frank Zappa. ... Many Years From Now, is the official biography of Sir Paul McCartney, by Barry Miles. ... Vintage Books was founded in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf as a trade paperback home for its authors. ... // Random House is a publishing house based in New York City. ... Little, Brown and Company is a publishing house established by Charles Coffin Little and his partner, James Brown. ...

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