Neil on the run at Manila airport, 1966NEIL ASPINALL

Neil with Mal Evans c.1968One of the original 'Liverpool Mafia' that surrounded the Beatles throughout their career. Aspinall first met Paul and George when they were all students at the Liverpool Institute. Aspinall went on to study accounting and while living at the home of Pete Best, bought a second hand van and became the Beatles' road manager. Staying on after Pete Best was dismissed, he became the Beatles' personal assistant when Mal Evans signed on as their road manager. In January 1968, Aspinall was named managing director of Apple and later headed Apple Films and produced the Let It Be movie.

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