Every successful band / artist usually has a ‘guy’ behind the scenes that doesn’…

Written by on January 5, 2018


Every successful band / artist usually has a ‘guy’ behind the scenes that doesn’t get the fame or notoriety. That ‘guy’ may be a man or a woman who is invaluable to their success.

Today we are remembering Mal Evans, who lost his life on Jan. 5, 1976.

Mal Evans was a long time friend of The Beatles. He was shot and killed by police one week before he was to take his tell-all book about the Beatles to the publishers. The suitcase he had with him containing Beatles material was “lost” during the investigation. Quite coincidentally, so were his ashes.

Malcolm ‘Mal’ Evans is best known as the road manager, assistant, and a friend of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

Evans was shot and killed by the police on Jan. 5, 1976, in his rented duplex at 8122 W. 4th Street in Los Angeles. 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.

Instead of us trying to tell you about Mal, take some time and read the post on the Beatles Bible web site. You will see how important Mal was to the lads.

RIP Mal. What a journey.




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