Mal Evans

Malcolm Frederick Evans (27 Might 1935 – 5 January 1976) was an English street supervisor and private assistant employed by The Beatles from 1963 till their break-up in 1970.

Within the early Nineteen Sixties, Evans was employed as a phone engineer, and likewise labored part-time as a bouncer on the Cavern Membership. The Beatles’ supervisor, Brian Epstein, later employed Evans because the group’s assistant roadie, in tandem with Neil Aspinall. Evans contributed to recordings, and appeared in among the movies the group made. After The Beatles stopped touring in 1966, Evans carried on helping them till their break-up in 1970. From 1969, Evans additionally discovered work as a document producer (most notably with Badfinger’s high 10 hit “No Matter What”).

At age 40, Evans was shot and killed by police at his residence in Los Angeles, when he threatened officers with what turned out to be an air rifle.

Formative years

He was born in Liverpool to Frederick and Joan Evans and grew up in Waldgrave Highway, Wavertree, Liverpool, and had a sister Pam. He might additionally play the banjo. Different particulars of Evans’ adolescence are unknown, aside from his delivery date. No ebook has been written about him, though he wrote his memoirs, Residing The Beatles’ Legend, from which extracts have been launched on 20 March 2005.[2][3] What is understood about him begins in 1961, when Evans married a Liverpool lady, Lily, after assembly her at a funfair in New Brighton reverse Liverpool on the Wirral. Their first little one, Gary, was born in the identical yr. Their daughter, Julie, was born 5 years later in 1966.[4] The Beatles have been the resident group at Liverpool’s Cavern Membership when Evans first heard them carry out throughout his lunch break. He was then residing in Hillside Highway, Allerton and dealing as a phone engineer for the Put up Workplace.[4][5] He turned a dedicated fan, regardless that his musical hero on the time was Elvis Presley.[6]

He first befriended George Harrison, who put ahead Evans’ title to the Cavern Membership’s supervisor, Ray McFall, when he wanted a doorman.[4] The 27-year-old Evans was accepted, regardless that he wore thick-framed glasses, however primarily due to his burly 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) body, which was an asset when holding again unruly followers on the Cavern’s door.[4] He was later nicknamed the “Mild Large” and “Large Mal”.[7][8] In 1962, Evans wrote that it was “a beautiful yr”, as he had Lily (his spouse), his son Gary, a home, a automotive, and he was working on the Cavern Membership, which he wrote right into a 1963 Put up Workplace Engineering Union diary, which additionally had data regarding Ohm’s regulation and Put up Workplace pay charges.[4]

The Beatles

Neil Aspinall and Evans in 1963

On 11 August 1963, Evans started working for The Beatles within the mixed position of roadie/bodyguard.[9][10] Evans and Aspinall’s duties have been to drive the van whereas on tour, and to arrange and check the gear.[11] Mal’s phone engineering expertise was useful in establishing and sustaining {the electrical} gear. The Beatles have been being pushed again to Liverpool from London by Evans by way of heavy fog on 21 January 1963, when the windscreen was hit by a pebble and glazed over; Evans needed to break a big gap in it to see the street forward.[4] This was in winter, so the group needed to lie one on high of the opposite within the again with a bottle of whisky and attempt to keep heat within the freezing temperatures, one thing Beatles singer and bassist Paul McCartney later known as a “Beatle sandwich”.[12]

Evans had many different duties in addition to appearing as a bodyguard; he was despatched to purchase something they wanted, comparable to fits, boots, meals, or drinks.[13] If John Lennon stated “Socks, Mal”, Evans must rush to a neighborhood retailer and purchase pairs of cotton socks for him.[14] In 1967, Evans wrote in his diaries that he “purchased Ringo [Starr] some lingerie for his go to to the physician”.[3] Though Beatles’ memorabilia are in steady demand, a full set of autographs by all 4 may very well be forgeries: Evans and Aspinall used to signal lots of them when Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr have been too busy.[15]

The Beatles began their first European tour in January 1964, and Evans was allowed to take his spouse and son with him, however was concerned in a “massive punch-up” with photographers in Paris whereas defending them.[14]
Epstein’s affiliate, Alistair Taylor, as soon as requested him why he was driving an Austin Princess limousine, somewhat than a Daimler, a Bentley, or a Rolls-Royce. Evans defined that The Beatles have been pressured to decide on an Austin, as a result of they’d examined each automotive to see how large the doorways would open as they (actually) needed to “dive into the automotive” to flee their followers.[16]

America and the Philippines

The Beatles, and Evans, have been launched to hashish by Bob Dylan in New York Metropolis in 1964. McCartney and Evans, each excessive for the primary time, frantically searched till they discovered a pencil and paper so McCartney might write down his cannabis-influenced ideas about life. He entrusted the writing to Evans solely to find the following morning that he’d solely written, with no additional rationalization, “There are seven ranges!” He later guessed it was rooted in a basic idea shared by some world religions though he admitted he would not have recognized something about them at that time.[17] The Beatles attended “The Night time of 100 Stars” on the London Palladium on 23 July 1964, and throughout the present Evans continuously equipped them with whisky and Coca-Cola, which he delivered to them balanced on a picket oar he had discovered backstage.[18]

The Beatles have been at all times assisted by Evans on their American excursions, and after they performed two reveals on the Hollywood Bowl in the summertime of 1965 Epstein organized for all of them to have a four-day relaxation in an expensive horseshoe-shaped home on stilts in Benedict Canyon off Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. They spent their time there smoking hashish joints. Evans and Lennon swam within the massive out of doors swimming pool with cigarettes of their mouths, to see who might preserve them alight the longest.[19] After recording classes in London, Lennon, Harrison, and Starr can be chauffeured again to their homes within the “stockbroker belt” of southern England, however Evans, Aspinall, and McCartney would drive to a late-night membership to eat steak, chips, and mushy peas.[20] The Bag O’Nails nightclub was certainly one of their favourites, at 8 Kingly Road in Soho, London, because it additionally offered stay music.[21][22] In his memoirs Evans wrote: 19 January and 20: “Ended up smashed in Bag O’Nails with Paul [McCartney] and Neil [Aspinall]. Fairly numerous folks hooked up themselves, oh that it might occur to me… freak out time child for Mal.”[14]

In July 1966, The Beatles toured the Philippines, and unintentionally snubbed the nation’s first woman, Imelda Marcos.[23] After the supposed snub was broadcast on Philippine tv and radio, the entire Beatles’ police safety disappeared. The group and their entourage needed to make their technique to Manila airport on their very own. On the airport, street supervisor Evans was crushed and kicked, and the group members have been pushed and jostled about by a hostile crowd.[24] As soon as the group boarded the aircraft, Tony Barrow and Evans have been ordered off, and Evans stated, “Inform Lil I like her,” considering he was about to be jailed or killed.[25] Epstein was pressured to present again all the cash that the group had earned whereas they have been there earlier than being allowed on the aircraft.[26]

Kenya and Sgt. Pepper

The Beatles’ final live performance was at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, on 29 August 1966, however Evans continued to work for them within the studio, and to run errands. After recording Revolver in 1966, McCartney glided by himself on vacation to France, however requested to satisfy Evans in Bordeaux, on the Grosse Horloge church (on the nook of cours Victor Hugo and rue St. James).[27] At precisely the pre-arranged time of 1 o’clock, Evans was standing beneath the church clock when McCartney arrived.[28] They then drove to Madrid collectively however, after feeling bored, McCartney phoned Epstein’s workplace in London and requested to be booked on a safari vacation in Kenya. After they arrived they visited the Amboseli Reserve on the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, and likewise stayed on the unique Treetops Lodge, the place the rooms are constructed on the branches of timber.[28]

They spent their last evening in Nairobi at a YMCA, earlier than they returned to London. The Beatles—based on McCartney—wanted a brand new title, so on the flight again to England, Evans and McCartney performed with phrases to see if they might provide you with one thing new. Evans innocently requested McCartney what the letters “S” and “P” stood for on the pots on their meal trays, and McCartney defined that it was for salt and pepper, which led to the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Membership Band title.[29] They arrived again in London on 19 November 1966.[30] Earlier than the duvet of Sgt. Pepper may very well be accomplished by Peter Blake, Evans and Aspinall have been despatched out to seek out images of the entire people who have been to be proven on the entrance cowl.[31]

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

Within the spring of 1967—after the album was accomplished—Evans flew with McCartney to Los Angeles to see McCartney’s then-girlfriend, Jane Asher, who was appearing there with the Previous Vic theatre firm. The three of them went on a visit to the Rockies, returning to LA in Frank Sinatra’s jet. Evans: “We left Denver in Frank Sinatra’s Lear Jet, which he very kindly loaned us. A good looking job with darkish black leather-based upholstery and, to our delight, a well-stocked bar.”[32] After they have been again in LA, they have been invited to go to the home of Michelle and John Phillips, from the Mamas & the Papas.[14] Brian Wilson was additionally there, as he was engaged on the Seaside Boys’ Smile album. Evans wrote about singing “On Prime of Previous Smokey” with McCartney and Wilson, however was not impressed by Wilson’s avant-garde angle to music: “Brian [Wilson] then put a damper on the spontaneity of the entire affair by strolling in with a tray of water-filled glasses, making an attempt to rearrange it into some type of session.”[32]

Greece and the Magical Thriller Tour

The Beatles and Evans flew to Greece in late 1967, with encouragement from Greek-born “Magic Alex”, the director of Apple Electronics, to purchase an island or a gaggle of islands.[33] The final concept was that The Beatles would stay on the islands in their very own separate houses, however can be related to one another by tunnels resulting in a central dome. Evans and his household have been included within the plan, nevertheless it was deserted as being unworkable after McCartney refused to take part.[34] As McCartney had no housekeeper in 1967, Evans moved in with him at 7 Cavendish Avenue, St John’s Wooden, which is close to Abbey Highway Studios.[20] It was at Cavendish Avenue that McCartney purchased his first Previous English sheepdog, Martha, though Evans typically complained in regards to the canine fouling the beds.[14] Evans later purchased a home in Sunbury-on-Thames, which was located between McCartney’s, Lennon’s, Harrison’s and Starr’s homes.[14]

Whereas engaged on the Magical Thriller Tour movie, Evans wrote about his work duties: “I’d get requests from the 4 of them to do six various things at one time, and it was at all times a case of counting on intuition and expertise in awarding priorities. They was once proper sods for the primary few days, till they realised that all the things was going to go easily and so they might get into the routine of recording. … Then I’d discover time between quite a few cups of tea and salad sandwiches and baked beans on toast to hearken to the recording within the management room.”[32]

After the Magical Thriller Tour recordings, Evans flew to Good with McCartney to shoot “The Idiot on the Hill” promotional movie, though McCartney set off with out baggage or a passport.[32] McCartney acquired previous customs by saying “You realize who I’m”, however he and Evans weren’t allowed right into a resort restaurant in Good as a result of they “did not look the half”, and needed to eat dinner in Evans’ room.[32] As a result of the cash they’d with them had been spent on garments (NEMS was imagined to ship them extra), they organized for credit score over two nights in a nightclub. Evans: “We took benefit of our credit score standing, as cash had nonetheless not arrived from England. Information about Paul’s [McCartney] go to to the membership the earlier evening had unfold, and the place was jammed. Now Paul, being a beneficiant type of individual, had constructed up fairly a bar invoice, when the supervisor of the membership arrived demanding that we pay instantly. On explaining who Paul was and what had occurred, he answered, ‘You both pay the invoice, or I name the police.’ It definitely regarded like we have been going to get thrown in jail. It was ironical, sitting in a membership with a millionaire, unable to pay the invoice.”[32]

India and Apple

The Beatles flew to India in February 1968, to go to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (after first assembly him on 24 August 1967, on the London Hilton resort).[3] Evans arrived in India just a few days earlier to examine the ashram, however as quickly as Starr acquired off the aircraft, he demanded that Evans discover a health care provider, as his inoculation pictures have been inflicting him ache. Evans: “Once we arrived on the native hospital, I attempted to get fast therapy for him [Starr], to be advised curtly by the Indian physician, ‘He isn’t a particular case and should wait his flip.’ So off we go to pay a personal physician ten rupees for the privilege of listening to him say ‘It will likely be all proper’.”[32] Evans wrote in his diary on 17 February 1968: “The press actually tried kicking down the gates into the Ashram, the Indian folks on the Ashram known as me half manner by way of, however as quickly as an Indian reporter advised me “No bloody foreigner goes to cease me in my very own nation”, I cooled it.”[3] Evans’ diary says that he loved his time in India: “It is exhausting to imagine {that a} week has already handed. I suppose the peace of thoughts and the serenity one achieves by way of meditation makes the time fly,” and that he additionally loved the meals, in contrast to Starr, who had introduced a suitcase stuffed with baked beans with him.[32] After leaving India, Harrison and Evans flew to New York, visiting Bob Dylan and The Band, who have been rehearsing at their Large Pink home/studio, in Woodstock.[35]

When Apple was shaped in 1968, Evans was promoted from street supervisor to private assistant, though his weekly £38 wage remained the identical.[citation needed]

After Mal and Peter Asher (A&R head of Apple Information) noticed the rock band the Iveys carry out at London’s Marquee Membership, Mal continuously steered that The Beatles signal the band to the Apple label. This finally occurred in July ’68 when the Iveys turned the primary band to be signed to the label. A number of the first Apple recording classes have been produced by Mal and the band finally modified their title to Badfinger. Evans:

January 13, 1969: Paul [McCartney] is actually chopping down on the Apple workers members. I used to be elevated to workplace boy [Evans was made Managing Director of Apple, but very briefly] and I really feel very harm and unhappy inside—solely massive boys do not cry. Why I ought to really feel harm and cause for writing that is ego. … I assumed I used to be totally different from different folks in my relationship with The Beatles and being liked by them and handled so good, I felt like one of many household. Appears I fetch and carry. I discover it tough to stay on the £38 I take residence every week and would like to be like their different mates who purchase improbable houses and have all of the alterations finished by them, and are nonetheless going to ask for an increase. I at all times inform myself—look, all people needs to take from, be glad, attempt to give and you’ll obtain. In spite of everything this time I’ve about £70 to my title, however was content material and pleased. Loving them as I do, nothing is an excessive amount of hassle, as a result of I wish to serve them. Really feel a bit higher now—EGO?[35]

Evans’ monetary issues began to change into such an issue that he needed to ask Harrison for cash: “April 24: “Needed to inform George [Harrison]—’I am broke’. Actually depressing and down as a result of I am within the purple, and the payments are coming in, poor outdated Lil [his wife] suffers as I do not wish to get an increase. Probably not true do not wish to ask for an increase, fellows are having a fairly powerful time as it’s.”[36]

Evans was the one member of the Apple entourage to be invited to attend (and be a witness) when McCartney and Linda Eastman have been married at Marylebone Registry Workplace on 12 March 1969.[37] Evans wrote in his diary that he was attributable to be there at 9.45 am, however McCartney’s brother, Michael’s prepare from Birmingham was late. Peter Brown and Evans handed the register workplace at 9.15, and noticed that there have been only some photographers and ardent followers standing within the rain, however after they left, after the marriage at 11.30 am, they have been mobbed by a crowd of about 1,000 folks.[3] When The Beatles performed on the roof of Apple’s places of work in Savile Row, Evans was advised to delay the policemen (who had arrived to cease the live performance), so long as was potential.[35]

Allen Klein

Evans (with hand on hip, behind Ringo Starr) on the Apple Information rooftop throughout filming for Let It Be

Evans loved an government place at Apple till 1969, when Allen Klein was employed as a supervisor to reorganise the entire firm. Evans was fired by Klein the following yr, as a result of Klein complained to Lennon that Aspinall and Evans have been “residing like kings; like fucking emperors”. Evans was later reinstated after McCartney, Harrison and Starr complained.[38][39] On 13 September 1969, Evans accompanied Lennon, Yoko Ono, Klaus Voormann, Alan White and Eric Clapton to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival live performance. He later wrote: “I used to be actually having fun with myself. It was the primary present I had roadied for 3 years and I used to be actually loving each minute of plugging the amps in and setting them up on stage, ensuring that all the things was proper. Everybody wished the present to go notably effectively as a result of Allen Klein, who had flown over, had organised for the entire of John’s efficiency to be filmed. This was on high of it being video-taped by Dan Richter.”[40]

Musical contributions

Evans contributed to many recordings,[4] together with singing within the refrain of “Yellow Submarine”. He performed single organ notes on “You Will not See Me”,[4] and harmonica on “Being for the Advantage of Mr. Kite!”[41] McCartney defined that he confirmed Evans the place the notes have been on the organ, after which nodded his head when he wished Evans to play, and shook it when he wished him to cease.[42]

On “A Day within the Life”, Evans managed an alarm clock; counting the measures within the authentic 24-bar pause,[14] and was one of many 5 piano gamers concurrently hitting the final chord of the tune.[42] He performed tambourine on “Pricey Prudence”, and trumpet on “Helter Skelter”, the place he performed a double solo with Lennon, regardless that neither was proficient on the instrument.[43] Evans contributed background vocals, and stirred a bucket of gravel (as a part of the rhythm), on “You Know My Identify (Look Up The Quantity)”.[42] He additionally contributed to the White Album out-take “What is the New Mary Jane”, and hit an anvil on “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”,[4][42][44] as a result of Starr couldn’t raise the hammer excessive sufficient to get the suitable sound and preserve in time with the tune.[44]

In accordance with Evans’ diaries, he helped to compose songs for the Sgt. Pepper album.[3] He wrote, on 27 January 1967: “Sgt Pepper. Began writing tune with Paul [McCartney] upstairs in his room, he on piano” and “Did much more of “the place the rain is available in” [a lyric from “Fixing a Hole”]. Hope folks prefer it. Began Sergeant Pepper”.[3] On 1 February: “Sergeant Pepper sounds good. Paul tells me that I’ll get royalties on the tune—nice information, now maybe a brand new residence.”[3][41] On 2 February: “Recording voices on Captain [sic] Pepper. All six of us doing the refrain within the center, labored till about midnight.”[3]

Keith Badman—writer of The Beatles off the Report—referred to a tape recording of Evans talking shortly earlier than his loss of life, on which Evans reiterated among the statements made within the diary. In accordance with Badman, Evans was requested on the time if it might be an issue that he was not credited as a author, as a result of the Lennon–McCartney writing title was “a extremely sizzling merchandise”.[41] For causes unclear, Evans didn’t obtain any royalties and stayed at his £38-a-week pay (£705 in trendy forex).[41]

On movie

Evans appeared in 4 (out of 5) Beatles’ movies.[4] Through the filming of The Beatles’ first characteristic movie, A Exhausting Day’s Night time, Evans appeared in a cameo position, carrying an upright bass in between John Lennon and Millie within the backstage scene by which Millie errors Lennon for another person.[45] In Assist!, Evans performed a confused channel swimmer who pops up by way of an ice-hole in Austria, and on a seashore within the Bahamas.[46] Evans and Aspinall have been requested to seek out and rent the actors that have been wanted to carry out within the Magical Thriller Tour movie, and to rent an outdated 60-seater coach, on which they have been advised to color the Magical Thriller Tour brand, which McCartney had designed.[32] Evans later appeared within the movie as one of many magicians, who solid mysterious spells on the passengers of the bus.[47]

Within the Let It Be movie, Evans could be seen taking part in the anvil throughout early variations of “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”, and could be seen speaking to law enforcement officials on the Savile Row rooftop after they got here to cease the efficiency.[42] Earlier than the live performance, Evans positioned a digital camera and a microphone in a nook of Apple’s reception space, in order that when the police got here in to complain in regards to the noise—which was anticipated—they may very well be filmed and recorded.[48][49] The Beatles have been typically filmed by Evans throughout his time with them (with out sound), and a set of his personal movie recordings was later launched on DVD.[50]

After The Beatles

In 1968, Evans had seen the group Badfinger (then often known as The Iveys) play stay, and steered that they be signed to Apple. Evans then produced a number of of their songs in 1969 and 1970, probably the most notable of which was “No Matter What”, which charted on Billboard’s Prime 10 in December 1970.[51] Evans additionally found the group Splinter and introduced them to the Apple label, though they might subsequently transfer to George Harrison’s Darkish Horse Information.[52] Evans’ different manufacturing credit embody Jackie Lomax’ 1969 single “New Day” (on Apple) and among the tracks on Keith Moon’s solely solo album Two Sides of the Moon (1975).[53]

Evans separated from his spouse in 1973 and moved to Los Angeles the place Lennon had moved to stay with Might Pang after his personal separation from Yoko Ono. Evans is credited on Harrison’s All Issues Should Cross and the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album as offering “tea and sympathy”.[54] Evans cowrote “You and Me (Babe)” with Harrison. The observe appeared on Starr’s 1973 solo album Ringo.[55] He additionally cowrote the Splinter tune “Lonely Man”, the musical centrepiece of Little Malcolm, an Apple characteristic movie produced by Harrison. A uncommon interview look by Evans was included within the 1975 ABC tv particular David Frost Salutes The Beatles.[56]

Evans was requested to supply the group Pure Gasoline,[57] and was engaged on a ebook of memoirs known as Residing The Beatles’ Legend which he was attributable to ship to his publishers, Grosset & Dunlap, on 12 January 1976. Evans was depressed in regards to the separation from his spouse (who had requested for a divorce earlier than Christmas) regardless that he was then residing along with his new girlfriend, Fran Hughes, in a rented motel house at 8122 West 4th Road in Los Angeles.[2][58]


On 5 January 1976, Evans was so despondent that Hughes phoned John Hoernie, Evans’ co-writer for his biography, and requested him to go to them. Hoernie noticed Evans “actually doped-up and groggy” however Evans advised Hoernie to verify he completed Residing The Beatles’ Legend.[2] Hoernie helped Evans as much as an upstairs bed room, however throughout an incoherent dialog, Evans picked up an air rifle. Hoernie struggled with Evans, however Evans, being a lot stronger, held onto the weapon.[2]

Hughes then phoned the police and advised them that Evans was confused, had a rifle,[41] and was on Valium. 4 law enforcement officials arrived and three of them, David D. Krempa, Robert E. Brannon and Lieutenant Higbie, went as much as the bed room.[59] They later reported that as quickly as Evans noticed the three law enforcement officials he pointed a rifle at them.[60] The officers repeatedly advised Evans to place down the weapon however Evans refused.[61] The police fired six pictures, 4 hitting Evans and killing him.[62] Evans beforehand had been awarded the badge of “Honorary Sheriff of Los Angeles County”,[2] however within the Los Angeles Instances, he was known as a “jobless former street supervisor for The Beatles”.[61]

Evans was cremated on 7 January 1976, in Los Angeles. Not one of the former Beatles attended his funeral, however Harry Nilsson, George Martin, Neil Aspinall and different mates did. George Harrison organized for Evans’ household to obtain £5,000, as Evans had not maintained his life insurance coverage premiums, and was not entitled to a pension.[36]
When Evans’ ashes have been despatched by put up again to England, they have been misplaced and misplaced within the postal system however have been finally returned to his household. Upon studying of the misplaced stays, John Lennon reportedly joked by saying, “They need to look within the useless letter file.”[63]


In 1986, a trunk containing Evans’ diaries and different results was discovered within the basement of a New York writer, after which despatched to his household in London.[4] In 1992, Lennon’s authentic pages of lyrics to “A Day within the Life” have been offered by the Evans property for £56,600 at Sotheby’s in London.[64]
In 2010, a double-sided sheet of paper containing the hand-written lyrics and notes to “A Day within the Life” have been offered at public sale at Sotheby’s in New York to an nameless American purchaser for $1.2m (£810,000).[65] Different lyrics collected by Evans have been topic to authorized motion through the years: In 1996, McCartney went to the Excessive Courtroom in England and prevented the sale of the unique lyrics to “With a Little Assist from My Buddies” that Evans’ ex-wife had tried to promote, by claiming that the lyrics have been collected by Evans as part of his duties, and subsequently belonged to The Beatles, collectively.[66] A 2004 report of the invention of an extra assortment of Evans’s Beatles’ memorabilia proved to be false.[67]

A pocket book by which McCartney wrote the lyrics for “Hey Jude” was offered in 1998, for £111,500. The pocket book additionally accommodates lyrics for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Membership Band” and “All You Want Is Love”. It additionally contained lyrics, notes, drawings and poems by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr, in addition to by Evans.[68]

Actor Nik Wooden-Jones wrote and carried out a one-man play, “Beatle Mal,” about Evans; it premiered on the Cavern Membership in 2012.[69]

In December 2021 it was reported {that a} biography of Evans, written by Beatles scholar Kenneth Womack, was to be revealed by Harper Collins’s Day Road in 2023, adopted the following yr by materials from Evans’ diary and archives. On the time of the announcement it was revealed, from Evans’s diary, how Paul McCartney saved Evans from police arrest by Police Constable Ray Dagg on The Beatles’ farewell gig performed on the roof of Apple Information London workplace.[1][70][71][72]


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