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The Beatles’ Gentle Giant, Mal Evans was the most recognizable member of their entourage. During the Beatles’ 1960s heyday, Evans managed their equipment, prepared their meals, acted as their chauffeur, and often performed on their songs. As the Beatles conquered the world and changed the course of popular music forever, Evans spent more time in their company than anyone else, including their families. In 1976, he was killed at age 40 by the Los Angeles police under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind a treasure trove of materials that has never seen the light of day. In 2020, the Malcolm Frederick Evans estate commissioned Beatles historian Kenneth Womack to tell the roadie’s incredible story, affording Womack and Monmouth University student Carlee Migliorisi with unfettered access to the wealth of materials—manuscripts, personal diaries, photographs, audio, and much more—that has been under wraps for five decades. Join us as new information about the Beatles is revealed! (Photo credit: Rolling Stone/Bettman Archive/Getty Images)




Kenneth Womack is one of the world’s foremost writers and thinkers about the Beatles. In addition to such titles as Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007), the Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), and The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2014), he is the author of a two-volume biography devoted to the life and work of Beatles producer George Martin, including Maximum Volume (2017) and Sound Pictures (2018). His book, Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles (2019), was feted as the go-to book by the Los Angeles Times for readers interested in learning about the band’s swan song. Published in 2020, John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life was an Amazon Bestseller, earning rave reviews from the likes of Forbes and The Boston Globe.

Womack serves as Professor of English and Popular Music at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He is the Music Culture critic for Salon, as well as a contributor to a host of print and web outlets, including Slate, BillboardTimeVariety, The Guardian, USA Today, The Independent, NBC News, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Over the years, he has shared his work with public libraries and community organizations across the nation, as well as with audiences at Princeton University, Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution, the Grammy Museum Experience, and the 92nd Street Y. He has also served as an expert commentator for ABC’s 20/20 and NBC’s Access Hollywood.


Carlee Migliorisi works at the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American music, is a student researcher for various Rock and Roll related projects, and hosts her radio show Getting Back to the Beatles on Monmouth University’s WMCX 88.9 fm. In her free time, she enjoys anything related to The Beatles as well as running her vintage fashion Etsy shop.



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