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Jane Asher

Born April 5, 1948 in London, England; an actress who had met The Beatles in 1963 backstage after their concert as a guest reporter for the BBC’s Radio Times. Jane and Paul fell in love; she first met Cynthia in June of 1963 during Paul’s birthday celebration and went on a holiday with Maureen, Ringo, and Paul to Greece. When not touring as a theater actress, Jane would accompany Paul to social outings and personal home invitations. From 1967 to 1968, Jane joined along with the Beatles, Cynthia, Maureen, and Pattie with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation class. Paul and Jane got engaged in December of 1967 until the following years when they broke up; Jane announced the break up during an interview on television. Since then Jane has never spoken about her time with Paul or The Beatles. Jane continued working as an actress and created her own homemaking empire of culinary, fashion, and author. Jane married artist Gerald Scarfe in 1981 and has three children: Kate, Alexander, and Rory.

 

Pattie Boyd

Born March 17, 1944 in Somerset, England; a model who was selected to play a Schoolgirl in the Beatles’ first film, “A Hard Day’s Night”, met George who pursued her right from the start; Pattie met Cynthia, Maureen, and Jane during the making of “A Hard Day’s Night”. On January 21, 1966, George and Pattie got married and lived in Surrey, England in the same neighborhood as the Lennons and Starkeys, often going to each other’s homes and going on vacations together. Pattie continued her modeling career and introduced Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation to the Beatles. By 1968, John and Cynthia divorced with John falling in love with Yoko; Paul and Jane broke up, Paul then fell in love with Linda. Yoko accompanied John to every Beatles recording session, to which Pattie, Maureen, and Linda visited more often as well until the Beatles officially broke up in 1970. Despite the Beatles’ break up, George, Pattie, Ringo, and Maureen continued to socialize until George and Pattie divorced in 1977. Cynthia, Pattie, and Maureen continued to be friends whenever they get together and Pattie formed friendships with Barbara and Olivia, who married George in 1978. George and Pattie remained friends after their divorce until his death in November of 2001. Pattie was married to Eric Clapton in 1979 but divorced in 1989. She continues to model occasionally but now works as a photographer and wrote her autobiography, “Wonderful Today: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me” in 2007. Pattie married Rod Weston in 2015. Pattie has been seen at Mary and Julian's photograph exhibitions while Julian attended a few of hers. 

 

Sir George Martin

Born January 3, 1926 in London, England; a record producer who met the Beatles in 1962 to record their debut album, Please Please Me, and remained their producer until they broke up in 1970. They became friends, socializing at each other’s home. After the Beatles broke up in 1970, George remained in touch with John, Paul, George, and Ringo, occasionally working on their solo albums, participating in The Beatles’ Anthology in 1995 and Cirque Du Soleil’s LOVE with his son, Giles. George was married to Sheena Chisholm, they had two children: Alexis and Gregory, before they divorced in 1965. George has been married to Judy Lockhart-Smith since 1966, they have two children, Lucy and Giles. George died on March 8, 2016 at the age of 90.

 

Brian Epstein

Born September 19, 1936 in Liverpool, England; a music store owner who met that Beatles in 1961 at the Cavern after being asked if he had any Beatles’ records and became their manager. When John and Cynthia found out they were going to have a baby and plan on getting married, Brian supported their marriage but requested that the marriage and pending birth was to be kept secret from the fans; when Julian was born in 1963, Brian gifted a baby carriage and was his Godfather. The Lennon marriage secret did come out and did not damage the Beatles’ career; Brian was the best man for John, Ringo, and George’s weddings. Eight days after Jason was born, on August 27, 1967, Brian was found dead by his butler from an overdose of pill- he was 32 years old.

 

Neil Aspinall

Born December 13, 1941 in Prestatyn, North Wales; he attended Liverpool Institute with Paul and George, next door was Liverpool College of Art where John, Cynthia, and Stuart Sutcliffe attended. He lived at Mona Best’s family home where she ran the Casbah Coffee Club where the Beatles played often, Neal drove the Beatles’ around to their gigs in England becoming their road manager. In 1970, The Beatles’ broke up and Neal was the head Managing Director for Apple, the Beatles’ company, until 2007 when he was ill with lung cancer. Neil remained close to John, Paul, George, and Ringo until he died on March 23, 2008. Neil was the father to Roag Best (with Mona, and Pete Best’s half brother) as well as Gayla, Dhara, Mandy, and Julian with his wife, Suzy Ornstein, who he married in 1968. His daughter, Gayla, helped produced The Beatles’ Anthology documentary in 1995.

 

Mal Evans

Born May 27, 1935 in England; he met the Beatles while working as a bouncer for the Cavern as well as a telecommunications engineer. When the Beatles’ got busier as their popularly grew, Neil requested to Brian that he needed help so Mal was hired as road manager. After the Beatles quit touring in 1966, they started their own record label and continued to have Mal work for them until 1970 when he was laid off by Allen Klein. In 1973, Mal was separated from his wife and moved to America until 1976 when he was killed by the police while holding an empty gun after a fight with a girlfriend. Mal was married to Lil with whom he had two children: Gary and Julie.

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