Living the Beatles Legend

The first full-length biography of Mal Evans, the Beatles’ beloved roadie, assistant, confidant and friend.The new biography revealing the untold story of Mal Evans, the perfect 2023 Christmas gift for fans of the Beatles and music history is to be published 14 November 2023.

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Working with full access to Mal’s unpublished archives and having conducted hundreds of new interviews, Beatles’ scholar and author Kenneth Womack affords readers with a full telling of Mal’s unknown story at the heart of the Beatles’ legend. “Living the Beatles’ Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans” is the missing puzzle piece in the Fab Four’s incredible story.

A towering figure in horn-rimmed glasses, Malcolm ‘Mal’ Evans was an invaluable member of the Beatles’ inner circle. Serving as their long-time roadie, personal assistant and protector, he was a sometime lyricist, occasional performer and regular fixer at the height of the group’s fame and beyond.

But Mal’s dedication to his beloved ‘boys’ and his own desire for stardom took its toll, leading to the dissolution of his marriage and his untimely death in January 1976.

Until now, Mal’s extraordinary life has remained shrouded in mystery. Drawing on hundreds of exclusive interviews and with full access to Mal’s unpublished archives – including his personal diaries, manuscripts and memorabilia – renowned Beatles scholar Kenneth Womack paints the first complete portrait of this complicated figure at the heart of the Beatles’ story.

Living the Beatles Legend is a fascinating but ultimately tragic tale about life at the edges of superstardom.

Listen to author Kenneth Womack discussing Mal Evans in the Nothing Is Real podcast.