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Neil Aspinall
21 October 2017
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After reading a post by @Necko, I realized we don’t have an appreciation thread about Neil. Until now.

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21 October 2017
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What an incredibly loyal servant to the Beatles. It’s just a shame we never really got to access all those great Beatle anecdotes that he must have had stored away in his head. A Neil Aspinall memoirs book would have been incredible.

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Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

21 October 2017
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To be honest, I think some people probably breathe easy that Aspinall never did his memoir. He certainly was the gatekeeper.

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22 October 2017
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Right. We all know the “whats” (what they were and what they did). He knew the “hows” and the “whos”. Many a secret died with him.

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22 October 2017
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ewe2 said
To be honest, I think some people probably breathe easy that Aspinall never did his memoir. He certainly was the gatekeeper.  

I think even a cleaned up version would have been great.

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Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

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Sorry if this is a topic that’s come up before. 

I’ve been on somewhat of a Beatles binge over the last 2 weeks, re-watching Get Back , and digging back into the Anthology documentary.

I’m wondering what the general consensus is on Neil Aspinall? I have no real grounds to feel this way, but watching him, I dunno, he gives me the creeps. Do people feel he was a positive force for the Beatles? I know he tried to re-organise Apple after Brian’s death and even after the dreaded Klein was long gone. But again, I just get a sense there might be something more complicated and complex around him that maybe never saw the light of day. 

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