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Author Topic: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.  (Read 6250 times)

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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2008, 10:35:26 PM »

neil had a thankless job...his stress levels had to be unbelievable back in the day from fathering pete bests' brother roag to deciding wether or not to stay in the beatles camp after them sacking his buddy pete like that or that endless hectic touring schedule or procuring some odd fancy one might need at 3 am.....i wonder if mona chided on him for staying at all...rest easily neil your journey on this road has ended but you drove us so far,now relax and we'll drive the rest of the way for you.....
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2008, 01:15:22 AM »

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Great article, Geoff. I really enjoy Hunter Davies' perspective. Thanks for posting that link!

Cheers, Harihead: I thought most of the obits published so far were rather pro forma. Davies' actually knew Neil Aspinall and his piece is a bit more vivid.
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2008, 05:36:42 AM »

I was shocked to open the Globe and Mail today and find him in the Obituary section as like many people here I never even knew he was sick.  Thank you very much Mr. Aspinall for keeping the Beatles image alive and if it wasn't for your effort and hard work then the Beatles Anthology may never have seen the light of day.  Rest In Peace Sir with Stu, Brian, Mal, John and George.

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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2008, 04:40:32 PM »

it seems that half of the group & road crew have left us far toooo soon! :o
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2008, 09:56:45 PM »

I had no idea about this, or even that he was ill until just the other day. It's really a shame that he was so young...rest in peace to a great man who all of his friends and family will think of with fond memories.
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2008, 10:55:16 PM »

Poor guy. 65 is too young to go.
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2008, 03:19:06 AM »

The Beatles were really lucky in some ways with respect to their inner circle; people like Brian Epstein, Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall, and George Martin were genuinely decent people who had their interests at heart. Other bands were not nearly so lucky.
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2008, 07:58:17 PM »

^ well said.
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2008, 02:55:31 PM »

This is a 3 part Dutch interview with Neil Aspinall, George Martin, and Derek Taylor from around 1995.

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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2008, 06:30:27 PM »

I hope this was an interview for a radio broadcast!  ;D
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2008, 03:54:09 PM »

I'm new to the board.  A good friend told me about it and after viewing it several times, this seems to be a very nice Beatles' forum.  
And I still can't believe my beloved Neil is gone.  Has anyone out there seen any pictures of his widow, Suzy, or of his children???  The press was interested in only Yoko, Stella, Sir George, Olivia, etc, but not of Neil's immediate family.
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2008, 04:22:52 PM »

Stella, Pete Best, and George Martin, at Neil's funeral.



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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2008, 04:41:20 PM »

Some more pictures from the press:



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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2008, 05:59:56 PM »

I guess they.........the press..........don't know what Roag looks like.  I do.  But I wonder what Suzy looks like nowadays.  I've got a picture from an old 60's magazine when she and Neil were married, and that's about it. :(
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2008, 06:10:22 PM »

Welcome to the board btw. :)
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2008, 06:27:33 PM »

Thank you!!!  You are all already very, very nice!!!! :) ;)
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2008, 06:33:19 PM »

Welcome. There's plenty of pictures of Roag on the internet (although I haven't seen one from the funeral yet). I couldn't find Suzy either. Some more pictures might pop up in the next few days.
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« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2008, 07:20:34 PM »

Thank you for posting these great press pics. I particularly loved the one of Pete. It made me feel so sad for him, and gave me a turn as well, as he looks exactly the same as when I met him last fall, and here he is in the news. It just... made it feel more personal to me.

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The press was interested in only Yoko, Stella, Sir George, Olivia, etc, but not of Neil's immediate family.
This might actually be preferred by his family. I hope so, anyway.

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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2008, 08:57:13 PM »

Thanks again everyone!!!  And see if any pictures of Suzy and family surface.  I'm just curious to know what she looks like today and what her children look like. ;)
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Re: Neil Aspinall Is Ill - R.I.P.
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2008, 09:28:17 PM »

My prettiest picture of Neil...........this is the way I want to remember him.
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