Living the Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans

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Living the Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans

Join author and Beatlesologist Kenneth Womack for an in-depth dive into his new book – Living The Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans. Kenneth will be in conversation with fellow Beatlesologist and JBFC favorite Scott Freiman. The evening will feature previously unseen footage of Mal with The Beatles.

Malcolm Evans, the Beatles’ long-time roadie, personal assistant, and devoted friend, was an invaluable member of the band’s inner circle. A towering figure in horn-rimmed glasses, Evans loomed large in the Beatles’ story, contributing at times as a performer and sometime lyricist, while struggling to protect his beloved “boys.” He was there for the whole of the group’s remarkable story: from the Shea Stadium triumph through the creation of the timeless cover art for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the famous Let It Be rooftop concert.

Womack’s book Living the Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans (Dey Street Books) will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of The Village Bookstore.


Book Talk Event with author Kenneth Womack
Book Talk Event with author Kenneth Womack
Monday, Mar. 11 2024, 7:00
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  • Dr. Kenneth Womack is Professor of English and Popular Music at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He is the author or editor of more than 40 books, including Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007), the Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2014), and a multivolume study devoted to the life and work of Beatles producer George Martin. The Music Culture writer for Salon and the host of their “Everything Fab Four” podcast, Womack is also a guest author at Slate, Billboard, Variety, The Guardian, The Independent, NBC News, Time and USA Today. He delivers some 50 invited Beatles talks a year to audiences across the world.
  • Scott Freiman is a composer, a musician, software entrepreneur, and CEO of Qwire. He is the creator of Deconstructing The Beatles, a series of multimedia presentations about the composition and production techniques of the Fab Four. He has presented his lectures to sold out audiences throughout North America and has also taught a 13-part course at Yale University entitled The Beatles in The Studio. Scott is featured in nine Deconstructing the Beatles films including films on the Birth of the Beatles, the 1963 Beatles, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, the White Album, and Abbey Road. In addition, his Deconstructing the Beatles’ Chords and Progressions DVD teaches songwriting using the music of the Beatles.

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