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  Neil Aspinall
Neil Aspinall (born December 13, 1942) is best known as the assistant and road manager for the hugely popular rock band, The Beatles.
Aspinall was a childhood friend of Paul McCartney and George Harrison at the Liverpool Institute[?].
Aspinall even contributed to a few Beatles recordings, by playing tambura[?] on "Within You Without You" and harmonica on "Being For The Benefit Of Mr.
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 The Beatles - All About The Beatles at Beatlemania.Ca
Aspinall was studying to be an accountant when he first met the Beatles in late 1960, as a result of renting lodgings at the house of their drummer at the time, Pete Best.
Aspinall, like Evans, also took on some miscellaneous parts on Beatles records when a simple task was needed that any extra hand could perform, no musical experience or ability necessary.
Aspinall even lost his job briefly when Allen Klein was brought in to clean house, although common sense prevailed and he (unlike many of the people Klein got rid of) was reinstalled.
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 Neil Aspinall
Aspinall, born Oct. 23, 1942, was a childhood friend of Paul McCartney and George Harrison, first meeting them when they were all students at the Liverpool Institute.
It seems that the break up hasn't slowed down Neil Aspinall at all, probably quite the opposite as he is as of this writing (April 2006) busy re-mastering the entire Beatles catalog and preparing the Beatles' music for legal Internet downloading (The Beatles have been notoriously unavailable for downloading via the net).
Neil decided in July 1962 to become the group's official road manager (as he was earning more money than he was an as an accountant).
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 The Rutles Tragical History Tour
NEIL: Well, we had a lot of help from George, all the others agreed to genuine footage we could cut in from their archives.
NEIL: I asked George what he thought about me doing some more Rutles things, and he said, "Why not, it's all part of the soup," which I think is a nice way of putting it.
NEIL: Yeah, me too, but I was lucky at the same time, another door o pened for me and I got myself into children's television and writing children's stories and things like that, which was cool because I was able to write from home, not missing seeing my family grow up.
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 Neil Aspinall: A Fifth Beatle - Bill Harry - Mersey Beat
Neil was born in Prestatyn, North Wales, on 13 October 1942.
Neil and his mother returned to Liverpool in 1942 when the bombing had ceased and he attended West Derby School, where he passed his 11 plus exams.
Neil was to comment, “My first encounter with George was behind the school’s air-raid shelters.
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 Neil Aspinall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neil Aspinall (born in Prestatyn, North Wales, on 13 October 1942) is best known as the road manager and personal assistant for The Beatles.
Aspinall and McCartney were in the same class, and Harrison was in the year lower than them.
Aspinall would always produce a flashlight from his pocket (in the dimly-lit club) and inspect the portions on each of their plates to make sure that they were exactly as they had ordered, to the amusement of McCartney.
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 Croquet World Online Magazine | People
Both were then picked for the President's Cup, and Aspinall came joint second to William Ormerod.
And as we talk about John Solomon - the player who gains the greatest praise from Aspinall - one technical factor must be added to the list: "naturalness" of swing, a quality which both he and Solomon showed to perfection.
His mother, he tells me, was a very good pianist and teacher, but when she developed arthritic fingers she couldn't bear to play 'at a reduced level.' Rather than do that, she stopped altogether.
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 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Neil Aspinall's recollection of them working throughout that winter without any anxiety that they might run out of material is revealing.
Neil remembers John (told of the suggestion by Paul) saying to him later with a wicked smile: 'Nobody likes a smart-ass.' That was in February, as the world waited and 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Penny Lane' were prepared for release.
Neil doesn't see the removing of those songs for a single as a loss to 'the concept' of the album.
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 Neil Aspinall - Biography - AOL Music
Neil Aspinall has been an important assistant to the Beatles since the early 1960s, first as their road manager, and then as an administrator of their financial company, Apple.
After Pete Best was fired by Beatles manager Brian Epstein (although it was the other three members that had made the decision) on August 15, 1962, his friend Neil Aspinall was waiting outside the office and was the first to see him as an ex-Beatle.
That was not an easy job since the Beatles ran the company so chaotically in its first few years, and were in the process of breaking up as well.
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 Beatles Ready for Legal Downloading Soon - P2P Consortium
That’s what Neil Aspinall, the head of Apple Corps Ltd. and the man who’s protected the Beatles legacy for the last 40 years — told me over the weekend.
It was Aspinall who guided the Cirque du Soleil project, “Love,” which is not only a hit in Las Vegas, but is a bestselling CD as well.
Aspinall did confirm for me that not everything from the show is on the CD.
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 Neil Aspinall
Also, Mal Evans was unusually tall, and that "Neil" in front of him is standing forward of Mal a few paces and we don't see their lower legs/ feet so we don't know what eahc is standing on, maybe altering the perspective of height.
Neil's facial structure was closer to Paul's, not Bill's.
Keep in mind that the idea is that after "Neil" became Faul, the kept the Neil role going with a Feil.
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 Background Info
Aspinall, who became The Beatles' road manager in 1963 and who manages Apple Records today, signed hundreds of items for the group when they were unavailable, either touring, or simply not wanting to be bothered with autograph requests.
Clearly, Neil's surrogate signatures were not done to deceive buyers and sellers of Beatles autographs.
Often, when there was a police request for Beatles signatures, Neil was the one who did the signing, always wanting to keep happy those responsible for protecting the boys.
www.beatlesautographs.com /Background_Info.htm   (3795 words)

 Law Blog - WSJ.com : Steve Jobs: Techie, Beatles Fan, and Apple Farmer?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Neil Aspinall, who now runs Apple Corps, doesn’t remember exactly when the conversation took place but says the admission came in 2000 when the two men were hatching plans to launch a “Beatles.com” website.
Aspinall’s claim, submitted to the court as part of his witness statement (which takes the place of direct testimony in British civil trials), comes in the middle of a colorful copyright battle between the two companies over trademark rights attached to the Apple name.
Neil Aspinall, who now runs Apple Corps, doesn’t remember exactly when the conversation took place but says the admission came in 2000 when the two men were hatching […]
blogs.wsj.com /law/2006/04/04/steve-jobs-techie-beatles-fan-and-apple-farmer   (740 words)

 Beatle Money: An Economic History of The Beatles
Robert Sandall uncovers the man ultimately responsible for the Beatles reunion: Neil Aspinall, the shadowy figure who was working in the background even before Ringo joined the band.
The Beatles, Neil Aspinall, and Alistair sat down with solicitors and accountants and wrote a four-page letter to the government asking for reconsideration.
Neil Aspinall told Alistair soon thereafter that the Beatles had decided not to buy the island.
www.beatlemoney.com /beatles6870miscellaneous.htm   (1466 words)

 The Rock Radio: Beatles remasters in the works
Neil Aspinall, the managing director of the Beatles' company Apple, revealed that the group is making plans to digitally remaster its back catalogue.
Aspinall added that the company is planning to have the entire catalogue revamped before finally making the albums available online: "I think it would be wrong to offer downloads of the old masters when I am making new masters.
Neil Aspinall, who went to grammar school with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, started out as the Beatles' roadie in 1962.
www.therockradio.com /2006/04/beatles-remasters-in-works.html   (370 words)

 Mal Evans - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Largely through chance, Mal Evans became (with Neil Aspinall) one of the Beatles' two main road managers throughout Beatlemania.
Aspinall and Evans were probably, aside from manager Brian Epstein, the two people most apt to be in the Fab Four's company from 1963 to 1966, the most intense years of their international fame.
In the summer of 1963, Brian Epstein asked him to become the Beatles' second manager, as the group's increasingly frenzied touring schedule was proving impossible for Neil Aspinall to handle alone.
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 Beatles set to join online music revolution
LONDON -- The Beatles are preparing to sell their songs online after years of refusing to take part in the Internet music boom, according to testimony given by the head of their record company.
Neil Aspinall, a former Beatles road manager and managing director of Apple Corps, was a witness in the company's trademark lawsuit against Apple Computer.
A spokeswoman for Apple Corps confirmed Aspinall's statement, and said that the company is preparing to make the Beatles catalog available through online music services.
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 Joyce Aspinall — Carol Aspling : ZoomInfo Business People Information
Michael Aspinall was born at Stockport, Manchester in England.
The Principal Narelle Aspinall, is a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) and The Federal Association of...
Neil Aspinall, the manager of Apple Corps, said his company would immediately take the case to Britain's Court of Appeal.- "We felt...
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 Beatles Ready for Legal Downloading Soon
F ox News' Roger Friedman reported today that Neil Aspinall, the head of Apple Corps Ltd, told him over the weekend that the Beatles' catalog will be available at online stores soon.
Neil Aspinall, the head of The Beatles' label Apple Corps Ltd., told Fox News that the "core" thirteen albums of Beatles catalog will be released soon digitally, having been remastered since their 1987 release on CD, but that Apple's iTunes will not have an exclusive deal to distribute them online.
Beatles downloads are on the way soon, Apple Corps head Neil Aspinall says, but it may be a while before we see a remastered "Let it Be" film.
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 Beatles In Manila, 1966
(Neil Aspinall: The army was there and also some thugs in short-sleeved shirts over their trousers and they all had guns.
(Neil Aspinall: They drove me to the end of a pier and I got out of the car and said, "Where are they?" They pointed: "There they are," and there was a big boat miles away in the middle of the habour.
John and I were sharing a room and we woke up in the morning and phoned down for eggs and bacon (or whatever we were eating in those days) and all the newspapers because we always liked to read about ourselves.
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 Mac Vista: In Profile: The 'Shadowy Figure' Behind Apple Corps.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
When Apple Corps lost its battle with Apple Computer in the High Court in London on Monday, it was Neil Aspinall who stepped forward and said: "With great respect to the trial judge, we consider he has reached the wrong conclusion.
This brought Klein and Aspinall into conflict and in 1971 Aspinall launched a lawsuit against Klein which wouldn't be resolved until 1977.
He is astute enough to recognize the potential for Beatles back-catalogue material to be released as downloads and is certain to have plans one way or another.
www.mac4xp.com /2006/05/in-profile-shadowy-figure-behind-apple.html   (785 words)

 Paul is dead (because THE KING IS NAKED!)
These comparisons are based on the last photo of James Paul McCartney (1966), and the various photos of Billy Shepherd AKA Neil Aspinall, or Billy Shears or Faul or...etc...
There was a boy already working with us that was able to imitate Paul's voice in a cogent manner and his face as presented was wonderfully compatible in regards to his profile elements displacement and to jawbone shape, two key factors in determining the correct candidate that the cosmetic surgeons could use.
The photo of Billy Shepherd AKA Neil Aspinall during a make-up session.
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 As an Investment
Aspinall, who became The Beatles' road manager in 1963 and who manages Apple Records today, signed hundreds of items for the group when they were unavailable, either touring, or simply not wanting to be bothered with autograph requests.
Clearly, Neil's surrogate signatures were not done to deceive buyers and sellers of Beatles autographs.
Often, when there was a police request for Beatles signatures, Neil was the one who did the signing, always wanting to keep happy those responsible for protecting the boys.
www.beatlebay.com /as_an_investment.htm   (3882 words)

 Print - Apple Computer Wins Legal Battle with Apple Corps
If Neil were really concerned about his client's interests, he'd get up off his Asspinall and put the Beatles' music on iTunes and other services instead of wasting time with frivolous lawsuits like this one.
Aspinall, who, it seems to me, could better represent the interests of his clients by providing them with an additional revenue stream through online music purchases rather than spending his time fighting a frivolous lawsuit over the use of a nonsimilar logo in an online music store.
Aspinall is a dipsh1t; I totally stand behind that statement.
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 Beatle Money: An Economic History of The Beatles
•Two "models" joined Aspinall and Shotton in their hotel for their last night in N.Y. Neil and Pete had an early flight the next morning, so they told the girls to sleep in and order breakfast at Apple's expense.
•John commenting on Neil Aspinall: I was the one that protected him many times from Paul.
And all of a sudden he's a Paul man. Because they clung to Paul-Derek included-because they all thought Paul was the one who was going to hold it all together.
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 BeatleLinks Fab Forum - Neil Aspinall hints at 2006 major Beatles release
Following George's introduction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Monday night, my friend Kevin and I had the good fortune of bumping into Neil Aspinall outside the Waldorf Astoria.
Neil said the plan had been considered in connection with the "1" greatest hits CD but was rejected as "too obvious."
Interesting to speculate over what 'IT' may be, but I can't believe that Apple would not be releasing either the Let It Be DVD or at least some of the remastered back catalog this year.
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