Noted Beatles author Ken Womack will write the biography of the Beatles’ late-road manager Mal Evans set for publication in 2023. Rolling Stone posted that in addition to that, the following year, Evans family will publish his long sought after diaries, which have been viewed as the “holy grail” of the Beatles’ story.
Mal’s son, Gary Evans said in a statement, “My dad meant the world to me. He was my hero. Before Ken joined the project, I thought I knew the story of my dad. But what I knew was in monochrome; 15 months later it is like The Wizard Of Oz (dad’s favorite film) because Ken has added so much color, so much light to his story. Ken has shown me that dad was the Beatles’ greatest friend. He was lucky to meet them, but they had more good fortune with dad walking down the Cavern steps for the first time.”
Apart from working with the Beatles who kept him on the company payroll until his death, Evans’ main claim to fame was producing Badfinger‘s 1970 hit “No Matter What.” Evans was shot to death in 1976 by the L.A.P.D.
George Harrison‘s first wife, Pattie Boyd, told us she still has much love in her heart for the Beatles’ ultimate insider: “He would look after their equipment, this is how he started off. Mal Evans, bless him, he still enjoyed working for the Beatles and he loved — he enjoyed that role very much. That was Mal. He was a great big, sort of, teddy bear of a man.”