I'm not sure how much the name Max Clifford means to anyone outside Britain but he was the go-to guy in this country if someone in a news story (or just about to be one) wanted to be represented or their side, invariably Max Clifford's side, of the story to be told.
The truth was that his job description was exceedingly murky and coincided almost to the day when the tabloid culture in this country got completely out of control.
Anyway Max has been sentenced to 8 years in prison today for a string of offences against women, one as young as 15, in the 1970s and beyond.
So why mention him on a Beatles website?
Well, in 2001, on the morning after George's death he came on Breakfast TV and, announced as 'The Beatles Manager' (that's.....'The Beatles Manager'), gave his twopenny worth on the subject. That's how seemingly untouchable he was. Someone, and it might have been Paul, mentioned the fact that George would have disowned many of the people who talked glowingly about him after his death, and I'm sure Clifford would have been top of that list.
Does anyone remember seeing it?
The irony is that Max, in the six weeks that his trail lasted, has proved to be the most media-unsavvy person of the last 50 years, his antics both inside and outside the court probably doubling his sentence.