Neil Aspinall, RIP

Neil Aspinall, passed away today in the yanky New York City, he was just 66. At the time he was receiving treatment for his lung cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center when he died.

The Beatles fans will for sure know the talented Neil Aspinall,... he was known as the 5th Beatles dues to his massive contribution to them..

A school friend of the Beatles' Paul McCartney and George Harrison at The Liverpool Institute, Aspinall was the band's first road manager and would drive them to gigs in his van. He later became their personal assistant, and in 1968 was given a management role at Apple Records — The Beatles' own record label. In 1995, he was the executive producer of the Beatles' Anthology project.Up to today he was the executive chief of Apple Corporation and manages the Beatles' affairs..

The BBC reports that despite no musical training, he sang in the chorus of the classic song, Yellow Submarine. During the recording sessions of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Neil Aspinall aided the Beatles to play their songs. He played tambura on Within You Without You and harmonica on Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite.

In a joint statement the surviving band members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, proclaim:

"All his friends and

loved ones will greatly miss him,

but will always retain the fondest

memories of a great man…

As a loyal friend, confidant and

chief executive,

Neil's trusting stewardship and

guidance has left a far-reaching

legacy for generations to come."

RIP Neil, We love you!!!

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