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aspinall_lover

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The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« on: November 25, 2008, 01:12:13 PM »

Ok folks.  After much request, I'll start a thread for my "namesake" on this board.  I'll start out with a bio of Neil Aspinall from Wikipedia.  This is the most acurate one I've found, especially with his birth date, Oct. 13, 1941.  And then I'll post some pictures and other info.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Aspinall
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 01:15:38 PM »

Our condolances (sp?) are here: http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/m-1206322495/
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 02:10:31 PM »

Thanks Bobber!!!  Now these two threads can be connected.
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 03:02:08 PM »

My husband is totally crazy about the hat that Neil Aspinall wears in the "Anthology" series...  I know it's random but I just had to drop that in. :)



Enjoy the pic!  ;)
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 03:07:20 PM »

One of my all time favorite photos of Neil.............
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008, 03:08:52 PM »

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My husband is totally crazy about the hat that Neil Aspinall wears in the "Anthology" series...  I know it's random but I just had to drop that in. :)



Enjoy the pic!  ;)

^^^^^It's a Kango hat, and it's worn backwards.  I've got one just like it.
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 09:43:16 AM »

How did you get so interested in Neil?
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 02:01:11 PM »

^^^^^^It's kinda hard to explain.  It's sorta like he was this mysterious man always in the background of the Beatles' lives and I just got "caught in his web"...........
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2008, 03:07:43 PM »

come on aspinall lover. im sure you can do better than a wikilink and a piccie.
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008, 07:08:21 PM »

Wikipedia has the best bio of Neil I've ever read, this is very, very true.
And pictures..............haaaa!!!!  I've got tons and tons of them.................
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2008, 10:29:24 AM »

Here is a piece I had in my Beatles Encyclopedia some years ago:
ASPINALL, NEIL.
Neil was born in Prestatyn, North Wales, on 13 October 1942. His mother had been evacuated there during the blitz on Liverpool and his father was at sea with the Royal Navy. 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. He next went to Liverpool Institute in Mount Street where he shared the same class as Paul McCartney for English and Art lessons.
     George Harrison also attended the school but was in the class one year behind Paul and Neil. Neil was to comment,
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2008, 12:54:21 PM »

^ Thanks for that. There isn't a lot of good information about Neil Aspinall available elsewhere on the web apart from what's contained in a few obituaries.
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2008, 02:33:01 PM »

^^^^^^^I agree Geoff.  The Wikipedia version is by far the best I know.  And it's all because of Neil's death.  And thanks Bill Harry!!!  I have your book and that's also a good bio on Neil.
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2008, 04:02:42 AM »

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It's sorta like he was this mysterious man always in the background of the Beatles' lives and I just got "caught in his web"...........

Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans both deserve more attention from biographers. They're both interesting guys in their own right and I suspect that if we knew more about them we would know more about the Beatles.
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2008, 01:26:50 PM »

^^^^True, very true Geoff.  I wish there were a bio on each of Neil and Mal.  Wasn't Mal going to write a book at the time of his death???  Didn't he have a bunch of diaries that were stolen at one time???  Seem I heard something to that effect..........
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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2008, 01:55:58 PM »

i never really cared about neil...sorry....but there were bigger cogs in the machine...neil was the do boy..like mal...

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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2008, 03:44:40 PM »

Here is a piece I wrote about Mal:
EVANS, MAL. The friend the Beatles called
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2008, 05:05:17 PM »

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When Apple began to shed its staff in the wake of Allen Klein, Mal moved to America.

I wondered why he moved to the US. The sad implication is that he was sidelined amid Allen Klein's takeover of Apple and the Beatles' dissolution. Thanks again for posting.

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Re: The Neil Aspinall Thread.......
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2008, 08:49:19 PM »

Thanks Bill for posting that!!!!!!
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