Mal Evans

Mal Evans approached John Lennon who was with a TV crew on the side of the large film studio, this was between takes of Lennon and Yoko Ono being interviewed by CBC. You could sense that he was checking that John was all alright. Mal had many roles for the Beatles one was minder. John was very friendly towards Mal and it was clear that he was just fine. Mal Evans (Malcolm Frederick Evans 1935 - 1976) Beatles personal assistant on the set of the Beatles "Let It Be" filming and recording rehearsals at Twickenham Film Studios. Mal Evans the Beatles roadie, road manager, assistant and friend, starting from the early days of the Beatles when the group were performing at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, from 1963 until the group broke up to 1970 and remained an employee of Apple Records the Beatles label until 1974. Mal Evans appeared in the Beatles films: "Let it Be"; "Help"; &, "Magical Mystery Tour". Malcolm Evans also made it onto a number of Beatles recordings, and made other other contributions. Evans became briefly an executive at the Beatles company, Apple Corps Ltd. Tragically just over six years later than this photograph was taken Evans was shot and killed by the Los Angeles police in 1976 in a tragic misadventure. Mal Evans's wrote diaries during his extensive period working with the Beatles, and at the time of his death was completing a memoir, a book titled “Living the Beatles Legend” unpublished in their entirety, and manuscripts lost for a period. However some extracts of his abridged diaries with commentary have been published by London Sunday Times; and online. Twickenham, London, England, 1969. RKW

“[Mal] loved his job, he was brilliant,…He was such good fun, but he was also very helpful, could do everything…” George Harrison

Location: Twickenham, England

Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff

Mal Evans

Mal Evans approached John Lennon who was with a TV crew on the side of the large film studio, this was between takes of Lennon and Yoko Ono being interviewed by CBC. You could sense that he was checking that John was all alright. Mal had many roles for the Beatles one was minder. John was very friendly towards Mal and it was clear that he was just fine. Mal Evans (Malcolm Frederick Evans 1935 - 1976) Beatles personal assistant on the set of the Beatles "Let It Be" filming and recording rehearsals at Twickenham Film Studios. Mal Evans the Beatles roadie, road manager, assistant and friend, starting from the early days of the Beatles when the group were performing at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, from 1963 until the group broke up to 1970 and remained an employee of Apple Records the Beatles label until 1974. Mal Evans appeared in the Beatles films: "Let it Be"; "Help"; &, "Magical Mystery Tour". Malcolm Evans also made it onto a number of Beatles recordings, and made other other contributions. Evans became briefly an executive at the Beatles company, Apple Corps Ltd. Tragically just over six years later than this photograph was taken Evans was shot and killed by the Los Angeles police in 1976 in a tragic misadventure. Mal Evans's wrote diaries during his extensive period working with the Beatles, and at the time of his death was completing a memoir, a book titled “Living the Beatles Legend” unpublished in their entirety, and manuscripts lost for a period. However some extracts of his abridged diaries with commentary have been published by London Sunday Times; and online. Twickenham, London, England, 1969. RKW

“[Mal] loved his job, he was brilliant,…He was such good fun, but he was also very helpful, could do everything…” George Harrison

Location: Twickenham, England

Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff