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The Mal Evans Thread
6 July 2015
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I'm got my father-in-law to sue and he's damn good.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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Zig, the lady in the picture is folk singer Joan Baez taken at the last Beatles concert in San Francisco. Here are a few other pictures from that evening.tumblr_mx9gcy3stC1sndfx4o1_500-1.jpgImage Enlarger

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7 July 2015
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@sigh butterfly - thanks for the response! I asked that question on 21 November 2010!!

I did not recognize her in the photo I questioned all those years ago.

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Too funny @Zig, I didn't notice the original date. Actually I was researching the proper use of the Mal Evans smiley and read the threads backwards. Maybe we can revisit the topic in 2020!mal-evans

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19 August 2015
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@Zig I know we didn't anticipate revisiting this subject so soon, but there has been another Joan Baez encounter to report. Saturday I was chaperoning my teenage nieces at a Taylor Swift concert and look who made a surprise appearance 🙂 I tried to explain why I was laughing out loud but my nieces only got more confused; "What is Mal Evans thread and do you really know someone named Zig"?mal-evans

 

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19 August 2015
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Very cool, @sigh butterfly . Glad I could help provide you with a "Beatles Bible Moment". Here are more coincidences to consider...
Taylor Swift was born and raised mere miles from where we now live.
Is that Julia Roberts on Joan's left (our right)? She is one of my wife's favorite actors.

How was the show? I hear she puts on a good one.

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19 August 2015
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Yip thats Julia Roberts.

Taylor's shows get very good reviews and she sings live unlike another blonde mega-star who was huge for a period of time but couldnt sing in tune live unless a magic pixie came along and cast a spell. 

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24 August 2015
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Yes @Zig, it was a fun high energy show. The songs are staged with dancers and such which is a little distracting, but the music & singing were definitely live. Taylor has a self-effacing manner which I find to be an attractive quality. One cool part, there were bracelets taped to every seat and during one song they turned the lights down and all the bracelets started flashing colors in unison to the beat. With everyone waving their illuminated hands in the air it looked like a high tech version of the old "flick your bic" tradition at concerts. And you are right, I had a most unexpected Beatles Bible Moment at the show :)!   

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27 August 2015
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I reckon he's the one who came to mind........

https://youtu.be/Din2J2carwA

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Love that clip. The song was obviously written for Mal.

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Believe it or not I went to school with Mal’s Son Gary, we were quite good friends. At that age (15) I didn’t have a true appreciation of the Beatles or the significance of Mal.

I know that his widow was left with nothing and really struggled. Much later she sold some memorabilia including hand written lyrics and at some point it got legal. Until that point they (the Beatles) were still in touch with Lily (wife of Mal) but afterwards there was obviously an issue. I’m no longer in touch with Gary but having seen a recent photo he looks just like his dad ?

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Do we know who has Mal's diaries now? I wonder if Gary has them.

Mal, Lily, and Gary

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Joe mentioned up thread that Gary is in some Mad Day Out pictures.

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Wikipedia says Mal had 2 children. Who is the other one?

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He had a daughter, Julie Suzanne, born in 1966. 

Mark Lewisohn discusses Mal's diaries in the an interview he did with a podcast/radio show called Let it Be Beatles. I can't remember when it was - I heard it the other day on his site - but he mentions that he had access to Mal's diaries for a brief time in the early 90s, but he didn't take copies of them and he no longer has access to them. Presumably they're still in the family.

Edit: I think it was this interview

 

https://www.marklewisohn.net/2.....interview/

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HOW DID I JUST FIND THE MAL THREAD

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