Living the Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans

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Dey Street Books
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6.0 X 9.4 X 1.9 inches | 1.6 pounds

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About the Author
Kenneth Womack is Professor of English at Monmouth University

"A Holy Grail for fans, offering an extended look into the band." -- People Magazine

"Womack's account is full of thrilling moments. Devoted fans of the band will find much to cheer about." -- Publishers Weekly

"Almost 50 years later, after the manuscript and other materials were discovered languishing in a storage basement by a publishing temp and returned to Evans's family with Yoko Ono's help, Kenneth Womack has finished the job with rigor and care." -- New York Times

"Womack has woven a portrait full of complex threads that lead everywhere and, near the end of Evans' life, nowhere. The devout dedication to 'his boys, ' his obsession with Westerns and guns, abandoning his wife Lily and children Gary and Julie for weeks and months on end as he ate, drank, slept, and drugged around the world . . . to finally the gut-wrenching, horrific conclusion to his life that, until now, has become the stuff of legend. This book is just amazing." -- Q

"Womack's book is a celebration--not just of Evans, but of all the unsung supporting characters who make creative life possible. . . . It removes the cloud of mythology that often shrouds the Beatles' story and reminds us that their superstardom was by no means predestined." -- The Guardian

"Like discovering the contents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Womack's exclusive access to Evans' unpublished archives, diaries, self-recorded notes, unfinished autobiographical manuscripts, and previously unseen pictures (along with numerous new interviews) conveys another view of the Beatles' stunning history." -- Culture Sonar

"With Living the Beatles Legend, Womack has shined an enormous light on a Beatles adjunct whose enormous contribution and heart-rending personal story has not been told until now." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Womack's Living the Beatles Legend is packed with behind-the-scenes stories spanning the band's career and beyond [and] illustrated with rarely seen photographs and pages from the diaries of Malcolm Evans, their road manager and right-hand man, whose tragic story is itself fascinating." -- Washington Review of Books